Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Every year, the United Nations dedicates one day to raise awareness on global poverty. This year’s theme is “Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty.” At Compassion International, we dedicate our LIVES to the very same thing. We’ve been marking…
Watch the impact of of child sponsorship on global poverty grow every day! The Sponsored Children Live Feed was unveiled last month on Compassion.com. The Live Feed begins with a blank page each day that updates in real-time with the pictures of children who have just been sponsored online.
Do the children we sponsor know how much they mean to us? Do they know our name?
We as sponsors have the ability to make a difference in the life of a child living in poverty and fulfill our individual calling here at home.
Choosing a child to sponsor is a daunting prospect when you consider that the child you select may be a part of your heart for a lifetime. How do you choose whom to help and whom someone else must help? Here are several ways to approach your decision.
How happy are people who sponsor a child? Well, they’re happier than…
Poverty is a strong force. And it’s lies cripple.
Child sponsorship is about participation. Sponsoring a child is an exciting, humbling, invested experience that really is changing the world — one life at a time. #SponsorChange
Do children waiting for a sponsor question their value based on whether they have a sponsor or not? Do they compare themselves to their sponsored friends and find themselves wanting?
Our release cost the Father His only Son by the way of His broken, holy, sacrificed body. Release costs. It always costs.
When someone stops sponsoring a child, the Unsponsored Children’s fund fills the gap so that children can continue to receive support until a new sponsor is found. For 9-year-old Happy, this fund helped save her life.
There was something about this boy that Katy just couldn’t shake. How could she connect with a child when she didn’t even know his name?
The monster of poverty will not consume all. God’s mercies shield; His compassion protects. And it is compassion that drives us to act.
Blogging from the Boonies is Michelle Wright, grand prize winner of Blog Month! Michelle is a Compassion Advocate, sponsor, blogger, wife, mom and so much more.
An important component to committing to sponsor a child is knowing the organization you are partnering with. We believe there are six questions you should ask before deciding which organization is right for you.
Life sometimes has a way of taking us back to the beginning, back to our roots, to the very thing that motivated us in the first place. One sponsor is going back to Haiti, where her journey with Compassion began.
Inspired by Chris Seay’s book, “A Place at the Table,” the Pina family decided to fast from certain foods. For 40 days they are eating the same foods that their sponsored Nicaraguan child eats.
The Wally Show met a woman named Ko who was a sponsored child and now works for our ministry. Ko still has the picture of her sponsors from 30 years ago on her desk.
When we, adopted members of the family of God, sponsor, visit, love, write, protect, speak up for, adopt, and foster sponsored children in our own families we are living out the gospel. We are doing the will of our Father in heaven, and Jesus calls us brothers and sisters.
After a couple months I saw one little boy on the “longest waiting” list. His name was Brian. So I clicked for more information. That’s when God’s attention to detail totally blew my mind.
To all you teens out there who are hesitant about making the decision to sponsor a child, I want to encourage you to go for it! I am living proof that what you do makes a difference in so many lives, including your own.
How should we express the urgent needs of the children in our programs while maintaining their dignity?
Not a soul on my work team has told me I need to sponsor a child, but it’s become the elephant in my private room now that I’ve seen how passionate – I mean truly passionate – Compassion employees are about releasing kids from poverty in Jesus’ name.
A frequently asked question about child sponsorship is this: How does it make a difference? People want to know that their concern, their money and their intentions are safe in our hands. This video from El Salvador highlights one of thousands of similar stories that attest to the crucial difference your sponsorship can make in…