“I have never had my own Bible until Compassion gave me this Bible. Now I have my own Bible. I take it to church, school and the project.” Elorm, 12 years old
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Just as children like Precious get a lot of letters from their sponsors, there are also some children like Beatrice, who has never received a letter from her sponsor. She knows nothing about her sponsor except that she is female, judging from her name.
If there is one thing Compassion sponsored children in Ghana cherish most at the project, it is letters from their sponsors. They are the only physical thing the children have to prove that they have some special person somewhere outside Ghana who cares about them and loves them. Some children at the project get loads of letters […]
Famous American basketball player, Bill Bradley once said, “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” At Compassion we take this very seriously and at all levels, from the fundraising offices to the project staff in the field.
When Compassion International came to Ghana many years ago a lot of churches already had a vision for the great commission and to help children in poverty. But the churches were incapacitated by lack of funds. So when Compassion Ghana cast her vision, she received a huge number of applications from churches wanting to go into partnership.
A couple of weeks back, my heart sank a little when I heard that the Girl Guide association of Australia had chosen to drop the commitment to God from the Girl Guide promise and replace it with a pledge to “be true to myself”. It got me thinking about those words, “be true to myself,” […]
In one of my visits to a Child Survival Programme beneficiary’s home she talked about some of her experiences, hopes, challenges, and trials. She told us that her husband worked as a shoeshine, and may times he disappeared for weeks. When he finally came home, he returned without money, drugged and drunk, and would hit […]
Chip Kendall is a Christian singer-songwriter, formerly of thebandwithnoname, and ambassador for the work of Compassion. Back in February 2012, Chip went on a trip to see the work of Compassion in India. Here’s a video of why he supports our ministry.
We often hear of people ‘thinking outside the box’ when it comes to sponsorship – of those who fundraise their £21 a month by eating the same limited diet as their sponsored child, of youth group members clubbing together to support a child. But more than any other, this story told by the Reverend Sally […]
What motivates a man with a fear of heights to jump out of an airplane? The cry of the poor did for Compassion UK’s Senior Partnership Manager, Tim Robertson. He explains what made him do such a loopy thing…!