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Wess Speaks (Part V)

Posted By Web Team On June 1, 2008 @ 1:10 am In Employees and Culture | 5 Comments

We recently gave you the opportunity ask our president [3], Wess, any questions you like. We’re publishing his transcribed answers one day at a time. If you want to catch up, here’s the background skinny [4].


  • Do you have any personal goals or goals for the organization that you care to share? (Lisa Miles [5])
  1. First, I want to see Compassion double in size in the next six years. Based on our recent growth, I believe it is pretty safe to predict that this organization will move from 1 million children [6] to 2 million children in the course of the next six years.
  2. Second, I want our Leadership Development Program [7], which I think is pure gold, to grow from our current count of 1,800 university students to 10,000 university students before I go. We already have that many qualified students, but we just need the money to put them through college.
  3. Third, I want the alumni associations to expand. If we were to gather Compassion’s kids together, there would be standing room only in the biggest stadiums, and I can’t wait for the day when we actually do that! Everybody in the stadium would be a Compassion child or a Compassion graduate worshiping together. I would love to have that in place in the near future.
  4. Fourth, I want to wisely choose my successor. We have great leaders in this ministry and when the time is right I want to get out of the way and let the next generation lead. I need God to orchestrate this and direct me to that person.
  5. Lastly, I want to finish well [8]. When my time serving Compassion is finally done, I want to walk out of here a man of God, overjoyed but humbled. I am deeply passionate about walking closely with my Lord in such a way that when the time comes I will leave this place “well.”

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[1] subscribe to our blog: http://feeds.feedburner.com/CompassionBlogPosts

[2] Web Team: https://plus.google.com/+compassioninternational

[3] ask our president: http://blog.compassion.com/ask-wess/

[4] here’s the background skinny: http://blog.compassion.com/tag/ask/

[5] Lisa Miles: http://childsponsorchat.blogspot.com/

[6] 1 million children: http://blog.compassion.com/something-to-get-excited-about/

[7] Leadership Development Program: http://www.compassion.com/about/programs/leadershipdevelopment.htm

[8] finish well: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=62&chapter=4&verse=6&end_verse=8&version=31&context=context

[9] Wess Speaks (The Finale): http://blog.compassion.com/wess-speaks-the-finale/

[10] Wess Speaks (Part IV): http://blog.compassion.com/wess-speaks-part-iv/

[11] Wess Speaks (Part VII): http://blog.compassion.com/wess-speaks-part-vii/

[12] Wess Speaks (Part VI): http://blog.compassion.com/wess-speaks-part-vi/

[13] Wess Speaks (Part XI): http://blog.compassion.com/wess-speaks-part-xi/

[14] Wess Speaks (Part III): http://blog.compassion.com/wess-speaks-part-iii/

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