How Do We Decide Which Churches to Partner With?

The concept of partnering with a church may seem simple enough, but what’s actually involved in choosing which churches we should partner with? It’s a relatively simple question with a not-so-simple answer.

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In the Philippines, it all starts in the country office with a process they call strategic mapping.

The first step of the process is for the Research Evaluation Analyst to gather information on the poverty situation throughout the country.

Using this information, the analyst identifies the poorest areas in the country.

  • Human Development Index
  • Child Development Index
  • Poverty Incidence
  • Percentage of evangelicals in the area
  • The peace and order situation in the area

The next step is an “ocular survey” of all the areas identified.

An ocular survey is an actual visit to the areas to ensure that the information gathered is accurate.

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If the information can be validated then the country office establishes contacts within the area. This includes making contact with pastors, elders, church volunteers and so on.

Once relationships have been established it’s time for employees from the country office to present Compassion to the churches. An invitation is sent out to representatives of the churches in the area via word of mouth, email, ministerial fellowships and referrals.

On presentation day, the country office presents our ministry and mission. At the end of the presentation, the interested churches fill out an application form.

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From here the country office will conduct in-depth, one-on-one meetings with the pastor and the church leaders.

The church also must provide documents certifying that it is indeed a church.

After all these steps take place and everything is validated, then the process of actually opening the child development center takes place.

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While this process may sound tedious, it’s put in place for many reasons. One of the more critical reasons is to stress the long-term commitment the church is making to the children and families in its community.

What we don’t want to do is open churches as rapidly as we can to push up the number of children we’re helping. It’s important that we are able to provide consistent and dependable assistance for the long-term well-being of the children.

If a church does get involved and then decides a year or so down the road that partnering with us isn’t for them, it’s the children who suffer.

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Once a church ends its partnership with us that means the child development center closes. The children who were able to be sponsored and receive the programmatic benefits no longer can.

A long-term commitment to working with local church partners is one way we stay child focused.


This blog post was originally posted on May 31, 2011

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    Ryan Vecino December 3, 2019

    Hi I’m currently working as the Pastor of the local Baptist church in Iloilo, Philippines I wonder how we could apply as partner of Compassion International Philippines.

    1. Christina
      Christina December 4, 2019

      Hello Pastor Ryan! We would be happy to provide additional information regarding partnership. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you!

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    Ariel November 25, 2019

    Good day! I am a Youth Pastor from Philippines, We want to work with Compassion but How can we apply to be a partner of project compassion?

    1. Christina
      Christina November 26, 2019

      Ariel, we appreciate your desire to help the children in your community. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com, so we may provide additional information to you. Thank you!

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    Firmin November 2, 2019

    Bsr
    Merci pour tout ce que vous faites
    Vous avez un bureau au Togo?
    Si oui il faut déposer un dossier là bas?
    Merci

    1. Sierra
      Sierra November 4, 2019

      salut! Merci de nous avoir contacté. Oui, nous avons un bureau au Togo. Pourriez-vous nous contacter en privé en envoyant un courrier électronique à socialmedia@compassion.com et nous faire savoir pourquoi vous souhaitez contacter ce bureau? Nous serions heureux de vous aider plus loin! Je vous remercie!

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    RICHARD NYEKO October 31, 2019

    Hello servant of God,
    Thank you for the work you are doing in the Vineyard of God. May He bless you Amazingly. I am the founder and senior Pastor of Living Hope Healing Power Ministries International and Churches with its offices registered under born again faith (BAF) at State Law Office, in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. As we work, we see the need of echoing to the instruction in the Holy Bible in the book of “Isaiah 61:1-3”, and we are reaching to the Orphans and their mothers, and presently we are looking into the affairs of slightly less than 30 children. We wish to start a Living Hope child development project and we are so optimistic that you will wish to look on at our proposal overview which we are ready if needed at once. please help us to make these Children and their Mothers’ feel to have a place and love in the society.
    May the Lord God bless you.
    Richard Nyeko
    Senior Presiding Apostle/Senior Pastor

    1. Sierra
      Sierra October 31, 2019

      Hello, Richard! Thank you for the work you are doing in your community, and for your desire to partner with Compassion International. For more information on how to partner with us, please send us an email to socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you!

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    Esther Adejesu October 25, 2019

    Hello am Esther Adejesu of Zion army Christian center want to Parmer with you we are located in the South west of Nigeria

    1. Mackenzie
      Mackenzie October 25, 2019

      Hello Esther, thank you so much for reaching out to us! Please send us an email at socialmedia@compassion.com so that we can assist you further!

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    Rev. Worlanyo Afewu October 19, 2019

    I am Rev Afewu. I am in Ghana and would like to find out whether you supply Bible to students. Thank you

    1. Mackenzie
      Mackenzie October 21, 2019

      Hello Rev. Worlanyo! Thank you for reaching out to us! Every child registered in the Compassion program receives an age appropriate Bible.

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    Duncan Musiega September 11, 2019

    Praise God, am Duncan Musiega an Assistant Pastor of Christ Formation Chapel Ministry, Roka branch church in Kilifi County in Kenya. During our services we have alarger population of children attending the services. We would love to partner with you in Jesus Name to help this great children. Amen

    1. Christina
      Christina September 11, 2019

      Hello Pastor Duncan! We appreciate your heart for the children in need in Kenya. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com to learn more about whether we can help you or not. Thank you!

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    Allison omer September 9, 2019

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I’m Rev. Allison Omer from South Sudan.Im from the communion of Evangelical elEpiscopal Churches, Diocese of South Sudan.I came across this website of yours and was very interested to work with you. How can my Church be partner with you.

    Best regards
    Rev. Allison

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      Shannon September 9, 2019

      Dear Reverend Allison,

      Thank you so much for your interest in partnering with us here at Compassion! I am so sorry to let you know that Compassion is not currently working in South Sudan and we do not have plans to expand there in the near future. This means we will not be able to partner with you at this time. However, we will certainly keep you and your community in our prayers!

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    Ojom Wilson Amak August 3, 2019

    Dear friends,

    Greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

    I am Wilson Ojom from Uganda, east Africa. I have served as the local
    church pastor for over 15 years now.

    Viewing all that the Lord has put in to your heart for the body of Christ and my area have many disadvantage children in Northern Uganda, With concern, I would like to join hands with you and work together in partnership with your ministry in Uganda.

    Please, give me some light toward my request. I shall be grateful to
    hear from you.

    Thanks and may God bless you.

    Yours in Christ, Ojom Wilson Amak

    1. Sarah
      Sarah August 5, 2019

      Ojom, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information on partnership. Thank you!

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    Ojom Wilson Amak August 3, 2019

    Dear friends,

    Greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

    I am Wilson Ojom from Uganda, east Africa. I have served as the local
    church pastor for over 15 years now.

    Viewing all that the Lord has put in to your heart for the body of Christ, With concern, I would like to join hands with you and work together in partnership with your ministry in Uganda.

    Please, give me some light toward my request. I shall be grateful to
    hear from you.

    Thanks and may God bless you.

    Yours in Christ, Ojom Wilson Amak

    1. Sierra
      Sierra August 5, 2019

      Hello, Wilson! Thank you so much for reaching out to us! For more information on how to partner your church with Compassion International, please send your request in an email to socialmedia@compassion.com. 🙂

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    Amanda Thomas June 5, 2019

    Thank you for this glimpse into a part of the process that is probably taken for granted by many of us sponsors. My own work also involves building partnerships with local congregations as well as the denominational leadership, and it’s not easy! Thank you to the teams who take so much time coordinating, networking, etc. I appreciate all the work you do so that we can be confident our sponsored children are receiving consistent care from dedicated local believers.

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    Margaret May 31, 2019

    Am Margaret a volunteer in our church that has over 3000,vulnerable children.

    All of them are reactive and we struggle slot to help the children especially with food, etc
    Kindly assist me with an application form for partnership

    1. Sarah
      Sarah June 4, 2019

      Margaret, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com to continue discussing partnership.

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    Amelia G Dukuly May 31, 2019

    Hi are Amelia G Dukuly an envalistic at the covenant generation Apostolic minister in Liberia a new establish church are want to panther with your thank for the hard work you are carring on may God bless you.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah June 3, 2019

      Amelia, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information.

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    .Pastor Diana Harris May 22, 2019

    hi thanks for the good work you and your team members are doing may my God richly bless you guys in Jesus name
    i am pastor Diana K.C. Harris from Liberia west Africa i with love to partnership you. My church is God is Good
    International Church.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah May 22, 2019

      Pastor, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information on partnership.

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    Elphas Ambuga Gibendi May 17, 2019

    Thanks for the wonderful job that you are doing. I am a Bishop ministering with Pentecostal Christian Universal Church (P.C.U)Nairobi East Region, basically based in the informal settlement of Kibera where I have five churches. I am very much interested in partnering with you for the betterment of children. Thanks in advance for your response.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah May 17, 2019

      Elphas, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information on partnership.

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    Grace Peprah May 4, 2019

    My name is Grace Peprah, I desire ur partnership to help my local church in Ghana, my mail is obaapayaa@gmail.com
    hoping to hear from u

    1. Sarah
      Sarah May 6, 2019

      Grace, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com to discuss partnership.

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    MOSES ARUPE MAKLAP March 20, 2019

    am glad to through the work you are reaching the children.am in Africa Kenya.am glad to be part of you because am serving in the church where there is alot of children who need support.

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    John Kerim March 6, 2019

    Hello
    I am pastor John Kerim from Torit South Sudan. We have thousands of Street and orphan chiLoren stranded without food and shelter due to the war in South Sudan, please pray that we can partner with you to help!

    Thank you

    1. Christina
      Christina March 6, 2019

      John, we very much appreciate your desire to help those in need in South Sudan. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com to learn more about whether we could help you or not. Thank you!

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    Abdisa megersa February 18, 2019

    This is what I have praying to connect with. We need this in Ethiopia. Children are with out food and clothing. Parents can not afford to send their children to send their children to school. We are afullgospel church.we feed feefless children.we ask to partner with you to reach children in Ethiopia. Particularly in south west showa,Ameya .

    1. Sierra
      Sierra February 18, 2019

      Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out to us. We do have centers in Ethiopia! If you are part of a local church that would be interested in opening up a new partnership with Compassion, please feel free to email us at socialmedia@compassion.com, and we can give you the right contacts from there!

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    Pastor Elijah Nalishuwa January 18, 2019

    God bless you, my name is Pastor Dr Elijah Nalishuwa from Zambia livingstone. Am writing seeking partnership with children. I have been in this program for 3years now. Your response and more information will be appreciated. My e-mail is elijahhot2@yahoo.com
    What’s app +260977510714

    1. Sarah
      Sarah January 18, 2019

      Pastor, I am emailing you with more information on child sponsorship this morning.

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    Natukunda Priscilla December 12, 2018

    Hello am Priscilla and want to know if you can directly partner with Christian schools. Am in Uganda thank you

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      Shannon December 13, 2018

      Hi Priscilla,

      I just emailed you with more information on your question. We look forward to speaking with you via email!

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    Roosevelt Y. Weah October 23, 2018

    Hello, I am Pastor Roosevelt Y. Weah of the Gospel Outreach Ministry, Johnsonville, Liberia. Please let me know if we can partner with you from Liberia

    1. Christina
      Christina October 23, 2018

      Hello Pastor Roosevelt! We very much appreciate your desire to partner with Compassion to help children in need in Liberia. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com to learn more about our sponsorship program. Thank you!

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    jonah ngui September 20, 2018

    i am pastor jonah ngui from kenya,i started a church by Gods grace which is now growing.in the past few years have been receiving children in the church in desperate need of support for their education,i started by supporting one with my wife, the child had dropped out of school because her parents were not able to pay her school fees God has enabled us to take her to school,and right now she is sitting for her o level exam. i kindly request if we can get any support to help more needy children in the church and the community.

    Thanks
    pastor jonah ngui

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      Shannon September 20, 2018

      Hello Pastor Jonah,
      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful heart to help children in need in your area! We would like more information on what you intend to do. Would you please send us an email at socialmedia@compassion.com. Please include the exact area you live in Kenya and information on your church. Thank you so much! -Shannon

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    Moses Kwee May 23, 2018

    Dear Pastor ,

    Holy greetings to you in Jesus Name .

    I am Pastor Moses Kwee of the Jesus Evangelical Church located in Liberia, West Africa .

    I have been led to take you to be my partner in ministry .

    I am the founding pastor of the church . Therefore, I am asking you to accept me so that you can teach me how to impact in to the lives of God’s people .

    I hope you will have me considered .

    Mat God bless you .

    Thanks .

    Pastor Moses Kwee

    1. Christina
      Christina May 23, 2018

      Hello Pastor Moses! Thank you for your desire to help children in need in your community. Please email socialmedia@compassion.com, so we may help you further. Have a blessed day!

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    Isaac P. Teh February 19, 2018

    My name is Pastor Isaac P. Teh of local church call Kingdom Harvest Healing and Deliverance Ministry Inc. located in Liberia. The church is doing well now planning to build a structure where we can worship. I need a partner to buttress my effort in promoting God’s work. I will be willing to have a partner in this direction.am available to supply you all necessary information you may need.

    1. Leah
      Leah February 19, 2018

      Hello Isaac! I have emailed you regarding your request. Thank you for your ministry. God bless!

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    Akorli K Emmanuel November 7, 2017

    I have requested by my district Minister Rev Philip Pinto to find out how can our church Presbyterian church of Ghana Trinity congregation at Goaso partner with you to establish a child development center at Goaso To Help the poor and the needy in our community.

    1. Christina
      Christina November 7, 2017

      Hello Akorli! We very much appreciate your desire to help people in need in your community. To learn more information about Compassion and how we may be able to partner with you, please email socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you!

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    KWA GIYOH THIDORE October 23, 2017

    I am a pastor in a local church in the north of Cameroon and want to know if we can partner with you in ministry.

    1. Christina
      Christina October 23, 2017

      Hello Pastor Kwa Giyoh Thidore! We very much appreciate your desire to help those in need in Cameroon. Sadly, Compassion is not currently working in Cameroon, nor do we have plans to expand there in the near future. Regrettably, we do not have access to additional funds to help with outside ministries nor can we recommend any specific organizations that might. We want to thank you for the love and concern that you have for those who are in need in Cameroon. We pray that God will bless your efforts to minister to them. God bless you.

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    Rev. Gerishon Njeru October 13, 2017

    Hi servants, I am a missionary working in a poor and marginalized region of our country Kenya. I also pastor a church that I started in the same region “West Pokot” and would wish to know how some very children can be helped through your organization. I appreciate the work that you are doing in building the body of Christ. God bless you.

    1. Christina
      Christina October 13, 2017

      Hello Rev. Gerishon Njeru, we are very grateful for your desire to help impoverished children in Kenya. To learn more information about the possibility of partnering with Compassion to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com. Have a blessed day!

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    Pastor Bright October 10, 2017

    My name is pastor Bright Iwuanyanwu, founder of True Vine Healing and Deliverance Ministry Here in Guinea Conakry, I would to know if you can extent your partnership with us here in Guinea Conakry.
    Guinea is Muslim majority, by the grace they are converting gradually by seeing signs and wonders through prayer in our Ministry.
    We need to prove to them that only through Jesus Christ they will be saved, healed and delivered from all operations of the devil.
    So therefore we need your help here, looking forward to hear from you soon.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah October 11, 2017

      Hello Pastor Bright! We very much appreciate your desire to help those in need in Guinea. Compassion International is a non-profit, child development agency that works with existing church-based organizations. The funds that we receive are donated from sponsors for individual children in Compassion-assisted projects to provide for their educational, health and nutritional needs. It is our policy to register children ages nine and under into our program. Compassion is not currently working in Guinea, nor do we have plans to expand there in the near future. Regrettably, we do not have access to additional funds to help with outside ministries nor can we recommend any specific organizations that might. We want to thank you for the love and concern that you have for those who are in need in Guinea. We pray that God will bless your efforts to minister to them.

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    Ezelina Longwe October 3, 2017

    Am from Malawi. I wanted to know if you also partner with churches in Africa.

    1. Christina
      Christina October 3, 2017

      Hello Ezelina! Yes, we do work in Africa. We partner with churches in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. If you would like more information about partnership, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you!

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    Prince Gausi August 1, 2017

    My name is Prince Gausi from Malawi. I am a founding pastor of Divine Assemblies Church. Our church through Gap Filling Missions supports children who are helpless including orphans and disabled. Is there any chance for us to partner with you?

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      RENEE October 2, 2017

      Hi My name is Renee I would like here more about your story. My email address is halllisa554@yahoo.com

    2. Christina Wilson
      Christina Wilson August 1, 2017

      Hi Prince! Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information about partnering with Compassion International. Thank you!

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    mary kariuki May 28, 2017

    Am pastor Mary and work with vulnerability especially girl child am done what needed to register my project but don’t have fund have raised several kids at my expense and am having depression ,don’t have fund to register my project and need someone to come and register my project and help vulnerability since they are suffering.

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler May 30, 2017

      Mary, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information about partnering with us. Thank you and God bless!

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    Bp.Robert Musuguzi April 14, 2017

    Am grateful of the great you are doing the children.Am Bishop Robert Musinguzi a visionary Pastor of light life ministries,found in fortportal Uganda,my father died when I was still in mother s womb when igot saved I fill the Burden of helping the children.Since 2005,my heart yearns how to help the disadvantages children.I therefore kindly ask your guideline who to partner with your organization May God bless you waiting to hear from you.

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      Shannon April 17, 2017

      Hi Robert,
      Thank you for sharing your story with us! I would love to help direct you, if we have any possible ways to partner together. Can you please send us an email with more information on where you live, and what you would like to partner with Compassion for? Our email address is socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you so much! -Shannon

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    Simbarashe Kanenungo March 28, 2017

    Hi, I am a child development coordinator for our denominations and we have churches in Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia and Rwanda that have started some child development ministries and we would like to partner with compassion international.

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler March 28, 2017

      Hi there! Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information about partnership. Thank you and God bless!

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    Michael Chaloner March 6, 2017

    Are you currently working in or desiring to expand in India (Hyerabad/Bapatla area)?

    1. Sarah
      Sarah March 6, 2017

      Michael, our program is sadly shutting down in India on March 15, and we will no longer be able to partner with churches there. I am so sorry :(.

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    David Ted Williams March 2, 2017

    Dear Sir:

    I am Pastor David Ted Williams, Founder and Senior Pastor of WOLOM Missions Liberia. Your program is quit interesting and I feel the need for Liberian children to benefit. Since the end of the Liberian civil war more and more children in Liberia are less fortunate.

    I pastor a 3 years old church of 350 adult membership and 185 children membership and I am involve with church planting in other parts of Liberia. I wish to partner with you.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah March 3, 2017

      Hi David! Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information.

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    Ben Gonzaga January 20, 2017

    Hello! Im Rev. Ben Gonzaga of Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Zarraga, ILoilo. May I just inquire if there is still a possibility of adding church partners here in iloilo? Most of the existing church partners here are from the heart of iloilo while we are on the way to northern part. Thanks

    1. Christina Wilson
      Christina Wilson January 23, 2017

      Hello Rev. Ben Gonzaga! Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information about the possibility of partnering with Compassion International. God bless you!

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    Rev. Allison Jezaam January 6, 2017

    Dear Sir;
    I’m Rev. Allison Jezaam from the communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches in South Sudan. I m the Executive Director for Action for peace and Development organization under the above mentioned church.one of our programs is child protection. since I came across your program on child development Centre, it seems to be very interested to me. how can my church be part of your program?

    Thank you

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler January 6, 2017

      Dear Reverend, I am sorry but we do not work in South Sudan. We are, therefore, not able to partner with you and your church. Thank you so much for the love and concern that you have for the children in South Sudan and may God bless your efforts to minister to them.

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    Ibriham I.B Se-say December 4, 2016

    Greetings to my fellow Christians and co-workers.
    Thanks for your tremendous work or contribution made so far and are continually making towards the development of the child and the promotion of the kingdom of God.
    My name is Ibriham I.B Se-say form Sierra Leone, the head of the Children’s Sunday School Department, I write on behalf of my church, Faith Free Pentecostal, located at Regent Village, with an extension of two churches and a struggling school in the provincial area were apparently noting is available for children, working with the underprivileged and less-unfortunate, as a church, we do have a strong interest in your Child Development program guiding towards helping the child holistically. in the light of the above, I would like your organization to consider our partnership interest strongly come 2017.
    I look forward for co-partnership in building His kingdom.

    1. Christina Wilson
      Christina Wilson December 5, 2016

      Hello Ibriham! We would love to talk with you more about the possibility of partnering with your church. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you and God bless you!

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    Priscilla T Richards December 3, 2016

    I am the Pastor and Co-founder of the Abundant Life Global Ministries Repulic of Liberia west Africa .

    1. Christina Wilson
      Christina Wilson December 5, 2016

      Hello Priscilla! If you would like to partner with Compassion International, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information. Thank you!

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    Priscilla T Richards December 3, 2016

    Hi Brethen I am a Pastor in Liberia , I have a less privelage home full of children , who parents die from the civil war , another sickness came call Ebola destroy some of my hardworking members and their children left whith us .pls help us .

    1. Christina Wilson
      Christina Wilson December 5, 2016

      Hello Pastor Priscilla. I have responded to your previous comment. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information on whether we can help you. Thank you!

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    Cyril P. Agustino November 22, 2016

    Greetings in the name of our Master and Lord Jesus Christ.
    My name is Cyril P. Agustino, a Pastor here in Ochando, New Washington,Aklan, Philippines. Our church is located
    beside the seashore.We are surrounded with families of fishermen who cannot send their children to schools. I desire to partner with compassion so that our church through partnering with compassion and will be able to help these underprivileged children.
    In our nearby municipality of Kalibo there is a church that is a partner of Compassion.
    Thank you so much and God bless the Compassion Ministry.

    1. Christina Wilson
      Christina Wilson November 22, 2016

      Hello Pastor Cyril P. Agustino! We would love to talk with you about the possibility of partnership. Will you please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information? Thank you!

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    John Richard October 21, 2016

    Hello,
    I recently started my own project in the rural and slum areas of Kisumu County, Kenya and I’d like to adopt the church partnership model even as I grow my organization. In the spirit of servant leadership, I’d like to learn as much as I can about this. Is there a way we can organize for a bench-marking trip to your country offices to make this happen?

    1. Christina Wilson
      Christina Wilson October 24, 2016

      John, we are very grateful for your desire to help impoverished children in Kenya. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you!

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    Rev,Denson K.Mushitala October 5, 2016

    Dear Sir/ Madam
    I Am a pastor here in Zambia Africa and would like to partner with your organization
    for our underprivileged children for child development program

    Planning to reach in rural areas with child development program as a partner, I am currently a pastor
    a church planter,here in Zambia. I would not like to this alone, but seeking your involvement for more impact’
    My ministry would like to be under the umbrella of your program.
    Hopping to hear from you soon
    Yours Faithfully Rev, Denson K,Mushitala
    Director

    1. Sarah
      Sarah October 6, 2016

      Hi Pastor! Thank you so much for sharing your ministry’s desire for partnership with us. We are so glad to know that you have been sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the rural areas of Zambia! Praise the Lord! Regrettably, Compassion does not currently work in Zambia, nor do we have plans to expand there in the near future. Because of that, we are not able to partner with you at this time. We will be praying that the Lord continues to bless your work done in the beautiful country of Zambia!

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    Selloane Qhobela August 18, 2016

    Am attending a conference on Best Interest of the Child in Nairobi Kenya and inspired by a presentation by Compansion on the role of the church in promoting justice for children. This is very good work congratulations.
    Can I get guidance on how churches in my country’s can partner with Compassion?

    I come from Lesotho, Southern Aftica

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler August 18, 2016

      Selloane, thank you for the encouragement! I pray that God blesses you in your work for children. Compassion is not currently working in South Africa, nor do we have plans to expand there in the near future. Regrettably, we do not have access to additional funds to help with outside ministries nor can we recommend any specific organizations that might.

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    Rev. Daniel Kaku July 13, 2016

    I need your partnership in my newly created church at a poorly community in West Africa country Sierra Leone, a suburb known Banawater to help the needy children, women in displaced school going children who cannot continue due to poverty.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah July 13, 2016

      Rev Daniel, would you please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information? Thank you :)!

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    Abraham Ramanjulu July 1, 2016

    Hi Praise our Lord and heavenly father for the wonderful services and child focused & centered ministry activitieis Compassion is engaged. It is really heart touching. I am Abraham representing a Christian church based charitable society. We are ministering among the poor tribal villages of Orissa. We do work with Children in Need of Care and Support like orphans and abandoned and women empowerment program along with church foundations. In the villages large number of children are malnourished, sick and bare without clothes. The families are poor and not able to provide food , healthcare and quality education. Good dress and meal is a dream for the tribal children in this particular areas. Our pastors and evangelists are teaching the children on basic education, hygienic and literacy. We do have a orphanage for 60 children. We are very much interested and willing to make partnership to start a child development project in Rayagada district of Orissa India, in the rural pockets. We keep Compassion mission and all the staff in our prayers.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah July 1, 2016

      Hi Abraham! Would you please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information on partnership? Thank you :)!

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    J.Joshua Kono June 7, 2016

    It is so regrettably true that money so often could be an issue even in the ecclesiastical arena; where a huge amount of money is being handled, there are also those who are not sincere.
    Any church congregation can assert that they are in 100% agreement with Compassion’s Statement of Faith and Mission Statement, promise that they preach whatever we want them to preach and do whatever we want them to do and all that, just for the sake of great gain $$$.
    Besides financial integrity, the church that is a prospective Compassion project has to be preaching and practicing the Biblically-sound faith and not only that, it also has to be child-focused.

    I would imagine how tirelessly Compassion is searching for the right congregation that can be the right project for the children.
    I admire you all for all the hard work you do for children who really deserve our love and care.

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    Bishop James muthike mucira June 6, 2016

    This is great and recommendable work you are doing for the body of Christ .Am a senior bishop of Jesus worship Ebenezer ministry a registered church in Kenya.I would like to know if you go for mission’s to equip the church and the ministers of the Gospel of Christ.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah June 7, 2016

      Hi Bishop James! Compassion doesn’t take mission trips. We are a non-profit, child development agency that works through local churches in twenty-six developing countries worldwide. The funds that we receive are donated from sponsors for individual children in Compassion-assisted projects, to provide for their spiritual, educational,health and nutritional needs. If you would like to partner with Compassion to impact the lives of children in your community, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com.

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        Atchou kokou September 19, 2016

        We see very impressed your ministry and thanks God for that. Honnestly we are not the donetors now but cooperators in the ministry. Please reply

        1. Christina Wilson
          Christina Wilson September 21, 2016

          We are very grateful for your desire to help impoverished children. Compassion International is a non-profit, child development agency that works with existing church-based organizations. The funds that we receive are donated from sponsors for individual children in Compassion-assisted projects, to provide for their spiritual, educational, health and nutritional needs. To have more information on possibly partnering with Compassion, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you so much for the love and concern that you have for the children and may God bless your efforts to minister to them. -Christina

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    Marilyn Keim June 1, 2016

    Is there a way to know what church it is our sponsored childrens center is with? So we can know more about the denomination and things they teach?

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler June 2, 2016

      Hi Marilyn! Certainly! We would be happy to let you know the name and denomination of your child’s church partner. It looks like you sponsor several children. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com with which children that you would like this information about and we will get that to you.

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    Mrs Gloria Asante April 23, 2016

    hi, peace be unto you.
    l am Mrs. Glora writing to you from Demurred Scramble plains, of Ghana. l want to know if the children department of my Seventh-day Adventist church (SDA) in the area be partnered with compassion.

    1. Emily Vanhoutan
      Emily Vanhoutan April 25, 2016

      Hi Mrs. Gloria! Thank you for all that you’re doing to love and minister to the children of Ghana! Please email us at socialmedia@compasssion.com for more information on partnering with us.

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    PASTOR DONALD KILUNDA April 16, 2016

    Hello servant of God,
    Thank you for the work you are doing in the kingdom of God. May the Lord bless you big. I am the founder and senior Pastor of The World Christian Harvest Church with its offices registered at State Law Office, in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. As we work, we see the need of echoing to the instruction of the Master in “James 1:27”, and we are reaching to the Orphans and their mothers . We wish to start a child development project and we are so optimistic that you will wish to look on at our proposal overview which we are ready to make available at once. please help us to make them feel to have a place in the society. May the Lord bless you.
    Reply

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler April 18, 2016

      Hello Pastor! Please email socialmedia@compassion.com for more information about requesting partnership. Thank you and God bless you!

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    pastor Daniel S. Walker February 23, 2016

    Dear Sir,

    I am a pastor in Liberia and would like to partner with organization for our underprivileged kids for your child development program.
    planning to reach in rural areas with child development program as partner. I am currently a chair person the children in Liberia . I
    would not like to do this along but seeking your involvement for more impacts.
    like to fulfil my children ministry under the umbrella of a your program.
    Thank Pastor Daniel S. Walker

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler February 23, 2016

      Dear Pastor, thank you for reaching out to us for assistance. Regrettably, we do not work in Liberia so we are not able to partner in ministry with you in your country. I pray that God blesses you as you serve His people, and especially children who are precious in His sight.

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    Rashid Ssitenda February 22, 2016

    Good days to you.am speaking on behalf of kibuku miracle center and cymon child care ministry found in Uganda,we would kindly like to make partnership with you guys in order to uplift and expand our ministries in kibuku village.
    thanks and God bless you.

    1. Emily Vanhoutan
      Emily Vanhoutan February 22, 2016

      Hi Rashid! Thank you for your heart to bless children in your community in Uganda. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information on partnering with us.

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    Wilberforce Silas Onyango December 1, 2015

    Hello servant of God,
    Thank you for the work you are doing in the kingdom of God. May the Lord bless you big. I am the founder and senior Pastor of The Lighthouse Prayer Palace Global Ministries and Churches with its offices registered at State Law Office, in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. As we work, we see the need of echoing to the instruction of the Master in “James 1:27”, and we are reaching to the Orphans and their mothers who were so made as a result of the 2007 post general election violence in Kenya, and presently we are looking into the affairs of slightly less than 60 children. We wish to start a child development project and we are so optimistic that you will wish to look on at our proposal overview which we are ready to make available at once. please help us to make them feel to have a place in the society. May the Lord bless you.

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler December 1, 2015

      Hi Wilberforce! Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com for more information about partnership in Kenya. Thank you and God bless you!

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    RODERICK L. TIPOLO November 9, 2015

    How can we be part of this? We have children ministry in our church, Balocawehay Fundamental Baptist Church, but we lack funding. We pray that God will continue to provide our needs.

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler November 10, 2015

      Hi Roderick! Please email socialmedia@compassion.com for more information about partnership. Thank you and God bless!

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    Alfred David Johnson August 26, 2015

    Wow. This is what I have been praying to connect with.
    We need this in Liberia. Children are with out food and clothing. Parents can not afford to send their children to school. Children are forceful bread winners on the streets of monrovia for parents.
    We are a great commission church. We focus planting churches in the rural areas of liberia. We feed feed less fortunate children once a month. Our nation went through fourteen years of civil conflict. We ask to partner with you to reach children in Liberia.

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler August 28, 2015

      Alfred, Thank you for your post regarding assistance from Compassion International. We very much appreciate your desire to help those in need in Liberia. Unlike a relief and development agency, Compassion International is a non-profit, child development agency that works with existing church-based organizations. The funds that we receive are donated from sponsors for individual children in Compassion-assisted projects to provide for their educational, health and nutritional needs. It is our policy to register children ages nine and under into our program. Compassion is not currently working in Liberia, nor do we have plans to expand there in the near future. Regrettably, we do not have access to additional funds to help with outside ministries nor can we recommend any specific organizations that might.

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    Diana June 9, 2015

    Are there any procedures in place to make sure it’s a church that teaches the true Gospel?

    1. Emily Vanhoutan
      Emily Vanhoutan June 9, 2015

      Hi Diana! Compassion partners with strong local churches who agree with our Statement of Faith and Mission Statement. The Christian leaders and churches must be willing to invite our ministry into their country and competent Christians to staff country offices and lead the projects that your children attend. We work with local church partners and fellowships that represent over 58 evangelical, Christ-centered denominations and many indigenous churches. Our statement of faith is the same as that of the National Association of Evangelicals.

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    ANTHONY MIAH October 7, 2014

    Dear Sir,

    I am an evangelist in Ghana and would like to enter into church
    planting in rural areas. I am currently a teacher in a high school. I
    would not like to start a new ministry or church on my own but would
    like to fulfil my ministry under the umbrella of a church or ministry
    who would like to reach out to Ghana, West Africa. I will be please
    to be part of that church and plant churches in Ghana. Thank you for your
    attention . God bless you

    KAKU MIAH

    1. Emily Vanhoutan
      Emily Vanhoutan October 8, 2014

      Hello Anthony! We appreciate your desire to love and minister to the people of Ghana! Please email us at ciinfo@us.ci.org for more information on partnering with us or job opportunities with Compassion Ghana :).

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    juan jose garcia June 14, 2011

    TENGO UNA ASOCIACION DE PERSONAS CON CAPACIDADES DIFERETES AQUI EN JILOTEPEC ESTado de mexico ME PODRIAN ISCRIBIR A MI ASOCIACION PARA LOS APOYOS QUE DAN LES SUPLICO ME MANDE LOS REQUISITOS

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    Jill Foley – Compassion Family June 1, 2011

    It helps me appreciate just how much thought there is in the process – how the long term commitment is important – and again, how Compassion is committed to financial integrity.

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    Amy Sullivan May 31, 2011

    Wow, I had no idea what actually went into this process.

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    Andrew Z May 31, 2011

    Does the analystlook for the areas with many or few evangelicals?

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      Brianne McKoy June 1, 2011

      Hi Andrew,
      They look for areas with many evangelicals. Specifically, several evangelical churches in the area. The reason for this is because it is a better use of funds for Compassion to partner with many churches in the area as opposed to just 2 or 3 due to what goes into training the church leaders and getting the church set-up to register Compassion children.

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