Here’s a photographic look at what some children around the world consider their most prized possessions. And it’s not their toys.
After a three year process and much prayer, our President and CEO Wess Stafford is passing the baton of ministry leadership to Jim Mellado. For 20 years, Jim served as president of the Willow Creek Association and will become the fifth president in our 61-year history.
Dinah Meyer has been working for Compassion 18 years. She has been around for much of the ministry’s history, and working in the Executive office, she has a unique perspective we want to share with you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Universal Children’s Day is a day we can celebrate the very ones we serve — children!
The people who suffer the most from extreme poverty are children. These children are the reason why we need to speak up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.
We can’t really call ourselves a “call center” any more. Why? Because these days we do much, MUCH more than just take calls.
September is Blog Month at Compassion. And what that means is prizes, giveaways, blogging assignments and more children sponsored via the Internet than any previous September in our history.
Wess Stafford knew he was called to be the bridge between two worlds who need each other. In this webcast, Wess calls himself, “one focused dude” and continues to give everything to his calling to release children from poverty.
Going through the adoption papers for her son, Tracy remembered Wess Stafford’s words, “Nothing thwarts the efforts of Satan to destroy little lives more than a caring adult’s timely intervention to build up their self-worth and assurance of being loved.”
No matter where we sit, the stories of our bravest moments are basically the same. They are stories in which we stepped out into the unknown — not knowing what waited for us or what was going to happen next.
A week in the life of the President and CEO of Compassion International, Dr. Wess Stafford, doesn’t allow much down time, but all the hard work and effort is worth it to him. What is a typical week for Wess?
Forgiveness doesn’t mean what happened to you isn’t important or doesn’t matter. Forgiveness doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be consequences for the hurt done to you by someone else. And forgiveness doesn’t mean you always have to reconcile with the person who hurt you. So, what is forgiveness?
One night, alone in a field, our president and CEO cried out on behalf of children around the world, and God answered.
You are more than a sponsor. You are an answer to prayer, a vital helping hand, a voice of hope, a mentor and a friend.
Compassion Sunday 2011 took place this Sunday, April 10. Because of your participation in this annual event many children around the world have the chance to overcome poverty.
No, it’s not fair that I was born in America instead of Africa. It’s not fair that I enjoy abundance while billions endure extreme poverty. But gosh dog it, I will not feel guilty for it. Moving forward, I resolve that it will empower me to work harder on behalf of those I care for…
Our president Wess Stafford recently spoke about the passing year at a Compassion chapel service. We hope you are as encouraged by his words as we have been.
In this video, our president, Wess Stafford, describes a simple moment he witnessed that epitomizes the kind of action that can cause a child’s confidence to skyrocket. As you watch it, we hope it brings to mind similar experiences in your life that you will share with us!
“At its very core, poverty is a mindset that goes far beyond the tragic circumstances. It is the cruel, destructive message that gets whispered into the ears of millions by the enemy Satan himself: ‘Give up! You don’t matter. Nobody cares about you. Look around you: Things are terrible. Always have been, always will be.…
This month’s Christianity Today cover story is Wess telling his story of childhood abuse and deliverance in a West Africa boarding school.
The houseparent had marched me to the school’s dining hall, dragged a metal chair across the concrete floor, and slammed it down in front of my schoolmates. He threw me up on the…
This morning, Compassion President Wess Stafford interviewed Edouard Lassegue, Vice President of the Central America and Caribbean Region, who spoke by cell phone from Haiti about the situation on the ground and our efforts to minister to the Haitian people.
The call includes insights into our disaster response work and updates about the status…
Dr. Matt Rindge, assistant professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University and a Compassion Child Advocate, spoke at our National Advocates Conference in October. In his message, he shared two observations about Jesus’ ministry.
The primary effect of Jesus’ healings was to include social outcasts into community.
Jesus’ healings restored outcasts to community by removing the obstacle that…
Wess Stafford could be a rising star among evangelical leaders, filling his days with speaking engagements and guest appearances on TV talk shows.
He could be driving a luxury car, living in a mansion and coasting on his achievements as CEO and president of Colorado Springs-based Compassion International.
He wants none of it.
His life is all…