Isn’t giving to people living in poverty always accompanied and motivated by love? The Bible indicates otherwise. Here are three things that can motivate us to give that aren’t prompted by love — and why that matters.Continue Reading ›
You desire to develop disciples who are passionately engaged with the God-given mission to care for those living in extreme poverty. Yet, it can be difficult to know where to begin. These highlights from Barna’s latest study, The Good News About Global Poverty will provide you with some simple ideas to put into action today.Continue Reading ›
Did you know that you spend more than 2,000 hours every year with your co-workers? They’re wonderful people to share your passions with. But how do you talk about your heart for children in poverty at work? Here are four easy ways!
What would child development look like in North Korea? 1,100 church leaders from 163 churches met in South Korea at the recent Compassion North Korea Ministry Summit to begin to answer this question.
Advocacy is big and small. It’s hundreds of people and it’s a single voice. It’s big roles and small conversations. It’s both difficult and simple, all at once. But always, always, it’s about connecting people to the opportunity to do something extraordinary. To love a child they’ve never met.
Every summer, 20 university students enroll in our 10 1/2-week internship program for the opportunity to gain professional experience within Compassion. After the Compassion summer intern trip to Guatemala, Veronica Fertzer advocates for all children who live in extreme poverty, not just those in the Compassion program.
In her first couple of years as a volunteer child advocate, Vicki strongly encouraged a couple of enthusiastic sponsors to join the Advocate Network.
Diane Elliot, an author, professional photographer, and business administrator of Wauconda, Illinois, willingly takes on the title of mother to children who have never had their own.
Beverly was not letting a few inconveniences get in the way of children being sponsored. After all, her toilet may have been temporarily out of order, but most of the children she was hoping to get sponsors for don’t even have a toilet.
Sponsors at my church have been experiencing financial hardships with gas prices, unemployment, and the overall cost of living. I’m not sure if you’re experiencing this same tension, but I suspect that with finances being tighter, many of us are investing less time in this ministry.
Sponsorship, when fully embraced, changes both the child’s and the sponsor’s lives. There are simple things you can do to make your sponsorship more rewarding.