As someone whose life was changed through sponsorship, I want to let you know the important role you play as you step out in faith to be part of this year’s Compassion Sunday. I hope these words will encourage you as you prepare for your presentation.Continue Reading ›
Each year when Compassion Sunday rolls around, I get so excited at the thought of churches all over the country rallying together to speak on behalf of children in poverty. But until I met Pastor Larry in the Philippines, I never considered the impact of Compassion Sunday on the churches in developing countries around the world.Continue Reading ›
Sarah Mae and Rizza Mae are about to exit from the Child Sponsorship Development Program feeling ready to face the world. Having learned valuable lessons and skills, they are breaking the cycle of poverty in their lives.
Shuffling your kiddo back to school means filling that pack to the brim with the necessities. As you’re getting your child ready for another year, enjoy these beautiful photos of the journeys to school – and backpacks – of three children in our program in Kenya, the Philippines and India!
In the Philippines, tropical cyclones come and go frequently. The country is battered by an average of 9 typhoons a year; some don’t make international news, and those that do will have caused devastating destruction. Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) hit the islands on December 6. And currently, it has affected 70 of our church partners and over 4,000 Compassion assisted children and their families. Damage is still being assessed and we will provide updates as news from our staff there becomes available. But a typhoon like this isn’t new to them.
Last year, you had a chance to meet Team Constellation, our Philippines based contact center made up of adult graduates of our sponsorship program. Now it’s time to dive a deeper into why and how this special team exists at Compassion.
There are many things to notice in this picture, but perhaps what stands out are the things you wouldn’t normally notice.
When you dial our customer service phone number, you have a good chance of being connected with a member of Team Constellation, which is based in the Philippines. Each of the members of Team Constellation are adult graduates of our sponsorship program.
The following is an email sent to many Compassion employees on Sunday by Menchit Wong, our child advocacy director. It contains new prayer requests and an update on previous prayer requests for our Philippines brothers and sisters, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
When a disaster strikes, the first assistance sponsored children get is from the church partner connected to the child development center where they are registered.