wess stafford 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.

God has been faithful to Compassion in 2010, steadying us through some beautiful highs and terrible lows. We will trust in Him in the year ahead because we know He is good!

Happy New Year, everyone.

You can also view this Featured Chapel Speaker: Wess Stafford video on YouTube.

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  1. Dec 31, 2010
    at 9:16 am

    Amen! God is always good. He is faithful to fullfill what He has called us to do. I believe that your ministry will be blessed this coming year. Many new changes are seasons are coming. I pray that your ministry will continue to do Gods Will.

  2. Dec 31, 2010
    at 9:40 am

    Thanks you so much — I always love it when you share a chapel service with us. I sat here laughing and crying as I listened to Wess speak. In 1988 I was praying and asking God which child sponsorship organization I should join, which one I could trust. I went out for lunch with a missionary doctor friend from Haiti (whom Wess knows) and she was telling me about a horrible hurricane that had occurred there. I said, “What happens to those people? How do they eat? How do they live through this?” and she said, “Well, of course, the children on Compassion didn’t miss a single meal.” Then she proceeded to tell me all about Compassion’s integrity, principles and effectiveness (she didn’t know a thing about my prayer or quest to find an honest sponsorship agency). I knew immediately that God had answered my prayers and I immediately called to ask for a boy from Haiti. I’m sponsoring his younger brother now, and he’s about to graduate himself. I just attended my first girl’s LDP graduation in Thailand, having received her precious letters since she was 8. I’ve been on the Advocate’s Network since 1994 when I first heard about it. I have witnessed almost all that Wess spoke about here, and can attest to God’s faithfulness and goodness throughout these decades. I’m so glad, thankful and proud to be a part of this ministry!

  3. Dec 31, 2010
    at 2:41 pm

    Wonderful & spectacular! I get the sense that Wess is a humble man and probably doesn’t want to hear this — but he is absolutely a hero for children everywhere. What a wonderful thing to be in God’s kingdom!!!

    I would also like to point out that 61 is not old. (That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.) :)

    The things that I am most excited about, as a sponsor — 1) Alumni Associations, 2) the Leadership Development program, 3) the Child Survival program and 4) social networking.

  4. Dec 31, 2010
    at 3:01 pm

    That is awesome. Is this transcribed anywhere? I would love to be able to read it over and over, since I read a lot faster than I hear.

  5. Dec 31, 2010
    at 3:31 pm

    I would love to see a blog on each of the presidents with a photo of them. To see the history of Compassion and to see what each of the presidents did to make Compassion what it is this day.

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  7. Sheri
    Jan 8, 2011
    at 8:52 pm

    Thank you Wess for the inspiring message. We love you and are thankful for your leadership.

  8. Cecilia Melendez
    Mar 24, 2011
    at 5:02 pm

    Estimado hno. Stafford:
    Deseo que Dios bendiga su Ministerio de alcanzar a los niños en verdad que es una linda y hermosa mision, este dia termine de leer su libro “No olvides a los niños”, pienso que fue un proposito de parte de Dios el que cayera en mis manos, me lo traje a mi oficina y en los momentos libres he devorado cada pagina esperando con impaciencia que seguia despues, he llorado tambien al ver las situaciones que tuvo que pasar de niño pero tambien admirar la amistad que por años mantuvo con su amigo Alezye fue increible leer ese libro pues en momentos sentia estar en su amada Nielle y observar cada niño de color, soy de El Salvador y soy la encargada de un grupo de maestros de escuela dominical estamos trabajando con niños de la comunidad, no pudimos llenar los requisitos para tener Compasion en nuestra Iglesia “Jesus el Buen Pastor por ser el local muy pequeño, sin embargo mi peticion a usted es que si un dia visita El Salvador le presentare a un niño muy peculiar que se llama Willian el representa a todos los niños de la comunidad y cuando lo vea vera en el todas las necesidades que ahora tienen mis niños, sin embargo pienso que la mayor es que Cristo more en sus pequeños corazoncitos. Nuevamente que El Señor le bendiga grandemente Dr. Stafford y que lo siga usando en el bienestar de cada niño pienso que a la largo usted representa para ellos “El heroe que los rescato de la terrible muerte de hambre y otras cosas que nuestros niños vienen arrastrando”
    Dios bendiga grandemente su Ministerio y a todos los que le acompañan en esta noble mision.

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