We have a lot to be thankful for here at Compassion. We get to work with amazing kids all around the world. And we also have the best partners in that work!
In no particular order, here are the top five people we couldn’t do ministry without!
5. The tutors
Did you know that many Compassion tutors are volunteers? They spend hours with the kids you sponsor, helping with homework and letter writing. They take their jobs seriously – some even walk kids home through dangerous neighborhoods! Their ministry is vital to the children we serve together.
4. The pastors
You know that we work through local churches. And that means that we need pastors to believe in the ministry of Compassion. Because when a pastor gets on board, the entire congregation does! Many of the pastors at our church partners are very hands-on, leading Bible studies and even handing over the pulpit some Sundays to let Compassion students preach!
3. The cooks
Yes, the cooks definitely get their own slot on our gratitude list! Like the tutors, many are volunteers. And they LOVE those kids! They spend hours preparing hot, nutritious meals and snacks, and find incredible joy in meeting this basic, life-giving need of each child they serve!
2. The parents and caregivers
When a parent gets on board with releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name, that’s when things really take off. Through sponsorship, you are getting to partner with these parents, relieving some of the stress of being a parent in poverty, and restoring a sense of joy in their homes. We love it when parents take literacy and parenting classes, because then we know that a happy home helps produce a happy child.
You knew that you were going to be on our list! We’re grateful for your partnership in this ministry. Your support means everyone else in this list gets to love on, serve and pour into children in poverty around the world.