It’s Jesus!

Can I tell you my favorite thing about being part of this ministry? My six years with Compassion have been a time to grow professionally and economically, but more so spiritually.

People join organizations with different motives. However, as they start working, they sometimes realize that their motives for joining do not drive them to their desired goals.

As much as I joined Compassion because of its mission of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name, there is one thing that has touched me even more. It’s the phrase, “It is all about Jesus.”

This phrase has been a motivating factor for me to stay with Compassion. I always ask myself why I do what I do for Compassion, and the answer has always been this: It is all about Jesus.

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Why are we laboring to help children? Why are we striving for integrity, excellence, stewardship and dignity? Why sometimes do we have sleepless nights thinking about our ministry? Why, as Compassion staff, do we strive to be one in Spirit?

It is all about Jesus!

I see Compassion not just as any organization, but as a ministry with substance. We are sustained by the centrality of Jesus Christ and His Church, and by the resolve of our corporate leadership to ensure that we do not deviate from these roots.

I am proud to be part of this ministry, and I boldly say to anyone that I am Compassion. That is my calling. That is my anointing. That is my divine appointment. Compassion is about Jesus, and will always be about Jesus! In that way we shall always be one in Spirit. It is all about Jesus! Amen.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” — Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

Prayer: We pray that we may remain one in Spirit as the Compassion family in whatever we do and that we always remember that everything we do is for the glory of Jesus. Amen.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cuthbert Mono serves with Compassion International Tanzania in the capacity of senior HR specialist.

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  1. Erasto January 18, 2012

    This is great and brings reality in all we do!

  2. Katie Axelson January 7, 2012

    I love it how Jesus is the motive behind everything Compassion does. He is the only common thread between those of us in different parts of the world, speaking different languages and embracing different cultures. It Is ALWAYS about Jesus!

  3. Ruth January 6, 2012

    I have been sponsoring children for 31 years this year, and have sponsored through several sponsoring organizations. I found that, over time, I discontinued sponsorship in some organizations because their administration and/or reporting wasn’t good. Some organizations also didn’t put a full focus on the child vs community. Compassion is definitely one of the best sponsorship organizations out there. What I think is a huge strength is their slogan: “the difference is Jesus”. I want the field staff to be dedicated Christians making the love of Jesus known to the kids. I pray for the kids to come to know the great love of Jesus for them. That’s what I love and what Compassion does.

  4. Yvonne January 5, 2012

    Thank you for sharing this! I am so blessed to be an advocate with Compassion and be able to share all the wonderful things being done for children in Jesus’ name. I get so excited talking about Compassion with other people knowing that Compassion is doing things right by keeping the focus on Jesus.

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