Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Compassion International

Compassion International does many things through several programs but I specifically want to introduce you to their Child Sponsorship Program which allows people (sponsors) to invest in children living in extreme poverty through monthly gifts, it allows kids to attend Child Development Centers that offer food, health care, vocational training, educational activities (tutoring & life skills) in order to release them from poverty in Jesus name.

Compassion gave me an avenue to respond to the Bible's call to help the needy! Proverbs 31:8-9 tells us to "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." It is my desire to speak up for these children by finding new sponsor families for them. I can help you establish your own sponsorship and through Compassion you can give hope to children with a lack of options and provide real opportunities for development.

An important distinctive for Compassion's ministry is the one-on-one sponsorship. You will be the only sponsor for your child - they will benefit directly from you, they will know your name and you will be able to build a relationship with them through letters, gifts, pictures, etc. You can write as often as you like by mail or notes can easily be sent online via your Compassion account. (The children will write three times per year, those who are still learning to read or write will have the help of a teacher or staff member.) Compassion also sends periodic updates about the child's progress along with information about situations in the country that may affect the programs there.

Below is a link for frequently asked questions about Child Sponsorship. Please take a look at the Financial Intergrity section of this page as well- Compassion is a top rated charity; more than 80% of expenditures goes to program activities for the kids. Please let me know if you feel lead to sponsor and I will get a child packet to you and answer any questions you may have as well. You may select the child's country, gender, and age if you wish. Thank you so much!

"You see, we serve a God who can feed thousands with just a bit of bread andfish. We serve a God that can rescue men from fiery furnaces and from the den of lions. We serve a God who can move mountains, part seas, heal nations. A God who knows and cares about every detail, and has even numbered the hairs on every one of these precious children. I will do my part, and then I will pray that God will fill in the gap, like only He can do. Nothing is impossible for our God..nothing! You are making a huge difference in the lives of these children." -Steve K

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