It’s Compassion Sunday! I have more beautiful children from the new Honduran project, Tu Reino Aqui, to present here, but first I want to share a few notes from my experience and observations of what makes Compassion such an amazingly wonderful child sponsorship organization as it lifts children from poverty and changes their story.
I love Compassion’s discipleship model.
This is how I see a striking difference in Compassion’s program. The children are essentially discipled in their Christian faith, to know God personally, and live out that faith in every area of their lives. Compassion works through the child’s local church, training leaders from within the church to teach and lead the children, and in the process, these adults benefit from the teaching and training for their own lives. The whole local church is built up and strengthened, rather than depending on others to come in and do the work for them.
I love Compassion’s commitment to the individual child.
Each Compassion child is in the program until they either complete the program and graduate, or choose to leave. This is a significant difference. Each child is built up, taught, encouraged, and helped in discovering their interests, dreams, and abilities.
I love Compassion’s commitment to the individual sponsor.
While I had already noticed this difference in my interactions with Compassion, I especially noticed this difference when I personally visited their headquarters in Colorado Springs. This was a couple summers ago when Colorado was raging with wildfires, and we were planning an all day drive down from the NW corner of the state where we were vacationing, to the opposite side of the state so we could visit. When we arrived, there was such a welcoming atmosphere at Compassion, from the woman greeting us, to the family living room, to Compassion arranging a private tour for us since we missed the last group tour of the day. Everything about the experience that day left an indelibly positive memory.
I love Compassion’s commitment to integrity.
While Compassion works in the local churches, there is accountability for integrity in the way the finances are handles and the program is implemented. When the mark is missed, the project or leadership are helped in reaching Compassion’s high standard in order to remain in the program. I appreciate this safeguard, and know that I can trust Compassion’s work to be carried out faithfully.
I love Compassion’s commitment to Jesus Christ.
This is really both my first reason as well as my bottom line! The only real change in people’s lives will come about because of the work of the Holy Spirit as people commit to the Lord Jesus Christ. I love that the gospel is given, and the community is nurtured and strengthened in living for Jesus.
These are a few of my key reasons of why I love Compassion! I invite you to experience the Compassion difference by sponsoring one of these precious children, and making an eternal difference in their lives.
1 ~ Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria is 8 years old, and her birthday is June 6, 2006. She is 8 years old. She lives with her father and her mother, and she helps at home by washing clothes, running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. For fun, Rosa enjoys playing jacks and singing. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is above average.
2 ~ Paula Carlybeth
Paula Carlybeth is 4 years old, and her birthday is September 2, 2010. She makes her home with her mother, and helps in the home by carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands. Her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer, and there are 3 children in the family. Paula is not attending school because she is too young, but attends church activities regularly. Playing with dolls, hide-and-seek and playing group games are her favorite activities.
3 ~ Jose Adelmo
Jose Adelmo is 6 years old, and his birthday is December 5, 2008. He lives with his father and his mother, and helps at home by carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family. Adelmo is not presently attending school, but he attends church activities regularly. Soccer, playing with cars, and running are his favorite activities.
4 ~ Bertha Lidia
Bertha Lidia is 4 years old, and her birthday is July 31, 2010. She makes her home with her mother, and helps in the home by running errands. Her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer, and there are 2 children in the family. Bertha is not attending school because she is too young, but she attends church activities and Bible class regularly. Playing house, playing with dolls and running are her favorite activities.
5 ~ Marco Antonio
Marco is 9 years old, and his birthday is February 17, 2006. He lives with his grandfather and his grandmother, and helps at home by carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands. His grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and his grandmother maintains the home, and there are 2 children in the family. For fun, Marco enjoys soccer, playing with cars and hide-and-seek. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
6 ~ Yasmary Nohemy
Yasmary is 9 years old, and her birthday is December 4, 2005. She lives with her father and her mother, and helps in the home by making beds, running errands and cleaning. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. Playing jacks and jumping rope are Yasmary’s favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Interested in sharing in the Compassion difference?
If you want to help bring God’s Kingdom here for one of these children, contact me here to sponsor. And it will be my joy to take photos of your sponsored child for you when I visit Tu Reino Aqui this summer.