How Jesus Is Shaping My Perspective on Being a Good Neighbor
Compassion President Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado shares how Jesus’ teachings on being a good neighbor can transform how we all serve as Christ followers.Continue Reading ›
One Thing Compassion’s President Has Learned as a Father
As a dad, granddad and president and CEO of Compassion International, one thing I’ve learned is how powerful extraordinary experiences are in a child’s life. It’s our privilege as parents, teachers, coaches and all people who love children to fill their lives with these types of experiences — experiences that will grow the heart and character of Jesus in them.Continue Reading ›
An Easter Message of Hope
Hope is a fragile but powerful force. When you have hope, no challenge seems too great. When you don’t, even the smallest task becomes overwhelming. But hope in the Lord can truly renew our strength. Be inspired by this Easter message of hope from our President and CEO!
Thank You for Loving and Protecting 2 Million Children
There are now 2 MILLION children being loved and protected in over 7,000 local churches in 25 countries around the world! And it’s all because of YOU!
Compassion International Ending Operations in India on March 15
Today I am submitting the blog post I had hoped would never see the light of day. With our hearts aching, Compassion has begun the process of ending our operations in India. If nothing changes in the next couple of weeks, our last day of operation in India will be March 15.
Jimmy Mellado: What Leadership and the Decathlon Have in Common
I have constantly found that my athletic experience informs my leadership. Winning, losing, discipline, goals, character, strategy, focus, disappointment, set-backs, victories, teamwork, injuries, resource allocation, time-management, energy management—they’re all a part of leading an organization.
Ask Jimmy: Leadership Development, Gifts and Prayer
What changes are in the works for our Leadership Development Program and how can you best meet the needs of the child you sponsor? Find out in the last part of the “Ask Jimmy” blog series.
Ask Jimmy: Global Development Improvements and Church Partnership
In part two of the “Ask Jimmy” blog series, Jimmy unpacks how we select the countries in which we work, shares about some positive global development in those countries and explains why we choose to partner with the local church.
Ask Jimmy: The Olympics, Success and College
We recently asked you on Facebook, “If you could ask Compassion president Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado one question, what would it be?” We got a great response and over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing his responses to your questions here in our “Ask Jimmmy” blog series.
The Best Perspective on Setting Goals
I want to talk to you about goals. I think goals are powerful. You certainly need them to be successful in athletics or in academics. Goals are powerful because they can create the right conversation, spur the right imagination and give you direction to the right amount of scaling for what you’re trying to achieve.