Why Sponsor a Child with Compassion?
Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program doesn't just address children's physical needs, but the needs of their heart, mind and soul. Here's how we're different.
26 Apr, 2018
Poverty speaks to a child. It tells them, "You don't matter, you are nothing. Life will always be this way."
But that's a lie.
You have a precious opportunity to give a child life-changing support and encouragement.
Sponsor a child with Compassion and give a hope more powerful than poverty.
You can give hope
Too many children believe the lies of poverty. Too many lose hope.
You know it grieves God's heart to see children living in unacceptable circumstances-and it breaks yours. But can you make a difference?
You can for a child like Alon.
Alon lives on the island of Alor, Indonesia. It's a beautiful place-but poverty lurks here, beneath the idyllic surface. His mother is loving but restricted by blindness. His father has a huge heart but only so many hours to provide for his four boys.
Poverty says to Alon, "You don't matter."
Jesus says, "You matter to me."
You can help a child like Alon discover a living hope - through sponsorship with Compassion.
You can make an eternal difference
You want to make a difference that's eternal, not just material. Compassion's program is Christ-centred, child-focused and church-based, which means every child has the opportunity to learn about Jesus - the source of eternal hope.
With the support and love of the local church and dedicated child workers, every child receives all they need to learn, grow and fulfil their potential.
For more than 65 years, Compassion has been releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. They've reached more than three million children around the world-and currently support more than 1.8 million in more than 25 developing countries.
Thousands of supporters around the world, including more than 80,000 Australians, are speaking words of life and hope into children's lives.
You can join them. Make a practical, and eternal, difference.
You can change a life
In three simple steps, you can make an impact that goes beyond one child to touch the life of a family and the wider community.
- Sponsor a child: it's a small act with enormous consequences.
- Build a relationship: through letter-writing, prayer - and maybe even a face-to-face visit! - you can build a relationship that crosses borders and changes lives.
- Witness the impact: God can use your sponsorship to change your sponsored child's heart … and yours, too.
The evidence of changed lives is clear.
You can release a child from poverty in Jesus' name
Like all the best stories, this one begins and ends with Jesus.
You know His heart for children living in poverty. He's the one who created them; who gathered them to Himself; who knows them by name - and loves them.
You can give one of His precious children the opportunity to meet Him; to know His love personally.
Sponsor a child and give a hope more powerful than poverty.
Words by Richard Miller