A Week in the Life of Wess Stafford

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?

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The Voice

One night, alone in a field, our president and CEO cried out on behalf of children around the world, and God answered.

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Compassion Sunday 2011 – Thank You

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.

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Not Guilty: Using Your Blessings for Good

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 so deeply.

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Defining Moments

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!

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Poverty is a Lie

“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. Think back. Your grandfather was a failure. Your parents couldn’t protect or take care of you. Now it’s your turn. You, too, will fail. So just give up!'” — Wess Stafford

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Nine Consecutive Four-Star Ratings From Charity Navigator

“Only one percent of the charities we rate have received at least nine consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Compassion International consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Compassion International from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

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A Candle in the Darkness

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 […]

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Listen to Haiti Update Conference Call With Wess Stafford

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 […]

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Restoring Social Outcasts to Community

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 […]

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