Copassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.
Compassion’s work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev. Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict. Today it is a worldwide ministry where millions of children are now reaping the benefits of one man’s clear, God-given vision.”
Compassion makes it easy to “Love One Child” through sponsorship. On their sponsorship page you will find photos of children available for sponsorship. You can sort the kiddos by age, birthday and length of time waiting for a sponsor. The pictures are also marked by symbols showing if the child lives in area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse, an AIDS-affected area or if they have been waiting over 6 months for a sponsor. When you sign up to sponsor a child you will receive a packet with your chosen child’s picture and personal story. You will also receive information on the area where they live.
One of the things I like most about Compassion’s sponsorship program is the many ways you can interact with your sponsored child. You and your chosen child can write letters back and forth, you can send gifts to your child and Compassion will even facilitate a visit with your child.
Sponsorship is just $38 month. This helps with;
- Medical checkups, which might not otherwise be available.
- Nutritious food
- Health and hygiene training
- Educational assistance
- Access to disaster relief and surgeries
- They will learn about the love Jesus Christ has for them
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Compassion attends 1000’s of big name concerts for speakers and musicians every year. They also attend smaller local gatherings. At each of these events volunteers tell attendees about Compassion and help match attendees with a child in need of sponsorship. Compassion will provide all the training you need.
Compassion Sunday is a nationwide event. If you have heart for children in poverty and want to share that passion with others, this event is for you. Compassion will provide the training and materials that you will need. This years official Compassion Sunday is April 26, 2016 but you can choose any Sunday that works for you.
“For children living in poverty, there is often no safety net. Hunger, disease and disaster are often pressing in.
That’s why prayer matters so much.
When faced with the challenges posed by poverty, prayer is a lifeline. Every month, our staff around the world sends us prayer requests on behalf of the children we serve. The requests are for children who are sick, for families that are fractured, for the lost to be found — for miracles.”
If you follow the link in header for this section you can sign up for monthly calendar that will give you daily prayer requests from around the world.
Many bright young people are not able to achieve what they are capable of because they don’t have the means to attend further education. Through Compassion’s Develop a Future Leader program you can help a promising young person attain a degree in their chosen field. With this degree in hand they can give back to their community and impact lives.
For me this is really important. Before I donate my time and money I want to know that it will be used well. As I have watched Compassion over the years they have proven themselves very trustworthy.
“At Compassion, we take your trust in our ministry very seriously. We know how valuable your confidence is…without it our mission of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name can’t be accomplished.
Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for financial stewardship and transparency.”