When I felt the Holy Spirit’s promptings to sponsor a child through Compassion almost two years ago, something held me back. It wasn’t timing, finances or a need to do more research. It was a fear that I wouldn’t know how to interact well with a child, let alone a child halfway across the world. Although I was eager to exchange words of love and encouragement with someone living in poverty, I’d never closely related with children before.Continue Reading ›
It is sunrise on Friday, just a week before Christmas. The morning smells fresh and the sun shines strongly. A light breeze fills the air with that cool Christmas feeling. For a foreigner, it would almost feel like spring, but for Salvadorans, it feels like Christmas.Continue Reading ›
Nate Solder has won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and currently plays for the New York Giants. But a life focused on winning and money left him feeling empty and wondering what the point of it all is. Learn what Nate’s life purpose now is … and how a village in Uganda helped him find it.
#SponsorSelfieDay is coming on Saturday, Sept. 15. Join the global movement by posting a selfie or video on social media with a photo of the child you sponsor to show how simple it is to help change the life of one child living in poverty!
There’s no denying that selfies can be a bit, well, self-centered. But something was different with the pictures posted on #SponsorSelfieDay back in September. They weren’t focused solely on us. We invited others into our photos and it transformed our selfies into something different. We found that when we shift our perspectives just a little bit off of ourselves, there are amazing stories to be discovered.
A few months ago, we shared with you just how encouraging your letters are to the child you sponsor. This month, we want to flip that. We asked you, on Facebook and Instagram, how the child you’re investing in has encouraged YOU. Here’s what you said!
On Saturday, Sept. 16, post a selfie on social media with a photo of the child you sponsor for #SponsorSelfieDay to show how simple it is to help change the life of a child living in poverty.
Finishing is an essential lesson for a child to learn in overcoming poverty. And I would contend that it is most powerfully established when sponsors journey alongside a child until the finish line.
One Instagram photo sparked an outpouring of likes and comments like we’ve never seen – and the passionate prayers of Compassion sponsors.
The wise men in the nativity came to honor the God-child. You, our sponsors are modern “wise men” who come to honor the God-image in each child.
While the significance of a name may not carry as much weight as it previously did in Western culture, one’s name is still the most distinguishing characteristic an individual in a developing country clings to.
Sami Cone’s children wanted to be a part of a sponsored child’s life, but not just any child, a child their age that they could start to relate to on at least some level. They wanted to feel like they were making a difference. They wanted to learn how to put feet to their faith.