I am 25. I love Jesus, people, the Church and Justice. I hate injustice in any form, and am passionate about seeing the world changed in Jesus' name. I work for Compassion UK in the Facilitations Team, and love seeing the impact sponsorship has on individual children's lives. I sponsor Julio in Peru, and an MCU (Mother Child Unit) - Prity and her mother Bulbuli in Bangladesh. @ariannewinslow http://ariannewinslow.wordpress.com/
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I first encountered Compassion’s work after returning from a visit to India when I was 18. Ever since I have been blown away by the impact sponsorship has on every area of a child's life. I have a passion for telling the stories of Compassion-assisted children, and I sponsor four year old Muskan from Kolkata.
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My life has become so much more colourful and meaningful since I started supporting children through Compassion. Writing to our children and showering love and encouragement upon them takes the focus off myself and onto others. Yes, sponsoring children is about giving but I don’t think I quite realised how much I would be receiving. My wife and I run a creative blog expressing our dreams, thoughts and passions through many art forms - www.allthingsallwright.wordpress.com. @darrenallwright
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I live and work in Stellenbosch, a town in that's about as close as you can get to the bottom end of Africa. I love the fact that I'm on the same continent as my sponsored girls and maybe one day I'll take a really, really long road trip to visit them. I had the privilege of working for Compassion UK for three amazing, challenging years, until one day God told me it was time to move back to South Africa. And now I'm hoping that maybe, through writing about my experiences of putting all I learned through Compassion into living, loving and working in my country, I'll in some way help to paint a picture of God's blazing love for His children around the world. http://elkedunaiski.wordpress.com/ @brightest_owl
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I like new trainers, my mum's cooking and hearing God. My sponsored child is 11 year old Kobby from Ghana, he loves drawing. He wants to be a pastor or a footballer when he grows up...I pray for him to have the humility of a pastor with the dedication of a footballer. I'm always excited to see a letter from him on the door mat!
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I'm married to Barry and we have two grown-up sons. I work for Compassion in the UK office. I am privileged to have been part of Compassion for 11 years and coming here in 2001 was at the very beginning of my journey with Jesus. I am passionate for Jesus, His Church, for children and for Compassion’s global ministry – It Works. I feel so blessed to be able to encourage and support sponsors and their children through my work. I am humbled to be given the possibility of making a difference in the lives of the children my family sponsor. They have certainly made a difference to my life.
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Though a native of England, I look after Compassion UK in Northern Ireland where I’ve lived with my hubby Keith since marrying him on 07/07/07! I’ve loved Compassion ever since I became a sponsor at a Keith and Kristyn Getty concert and in February this year, I had the great privilege of meeting our sponsored child in India – little Souvik! Getting involved with Compassion has blessed me in more ways than I expected and has opened my eyes to God’s heart for the poor and how much God talks about it in His Word!
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I'm Ineke and I work for Compassion UK. I love God and like good weather, bad jokes, cheesy music, piles of chocolate and time spent with friends. I also love seeing the work that Compassion does! I've met people who've actually been released from poverty in Jesus' name, and the fact that we all have a chance to do that for someone else is just massively exciting! Compassion changed my life because it taught me perspective. http://inekeclewer.wordpress.com. @InekeClewer
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J.John lives in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. He is married to Killy and they have three sons, Michael, Simeon and Benjamin. J.John is a speaker with an appeal that transcends gender, age, race, culture and occupation. To date, he has completed thousands of speaking engagements in 69 countries on 6 continents. J.John has sponsored children through Compassion for many years and you can follow him on Twitter: @Canonjjohn
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I live in south London and am passionate about the Church. I love Compassion because it is so kingdom orientated and Christ-centred. Keep your eye out for my video blogs. I have one of when I climbed Mount KIlimanjaro in January 2012 to raise money for some Leadership Development Programme students. I also recorded a video blog of when I met my sponsored child, Wisdom in Kenya.
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I work for Compassion UK and have climbed Mt Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Leadership Development Program. My heart is for Young People, my aim is give them the ability to hear God’s truth for their lives and give them the opportunity to respond to his call. At my church, I serve on the Youth Team & Worship Team, which is a real honour. Oh, and I love custard... on it’s own...
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I am 28 years old and currently live in Preston, Lancashire with Adele my wife and our three year-old Goldfish Turk. Through Compassion I Sponsor Emanuel, He is 12 years old and lives in Fortaleza, Brazil. In July 2011 I went to meet him and I was really impacted by the work of Compassion and the obvious difference it has made to Emanuel, his family and the community where he lives. @keithrileywhitt
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To sum me up in one word; Authentic. I’m passionate about Jesus, people and the Church, a freedom advocate for people facing injustice. I’ve been working for Compassion UK for 7 years as a Tours & Visit Specialist and have had the privilege to visit some of the beautiful countries we work in, facilitating life changing encounters between supporters and their sponsored children. I’ve also had the honour of visiting 2 of my sponsored children and look forward to meeting the others. I oversee the Leadership Development Programme which provides students with the opportunity to attend University and receive Christian leadership training. The students are also equipped to serve and bring hope for a future to their improvised communities and nations by empowering them to become the leaders of tomorrow. I am humbled by some of the incredible testimonies I’ve seen and heard. They are my hero’s.@NishaBanga
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I am a simple man trying to make a simple journey. That journey has brought me to Compassion where I have the privilege of hearing many great stories of what God is doing both around the world and in the UK. My sponsored child, Vijayan, lives in India and it is an honour to be able to build a relationship with him.
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I’m a crazy mum of four with a heart for God and children. Together with my husband Alan we foster children with special needs. Our faith is important to us as a family and it is vital that we don’t just talk it we live it. Sponsoring a child with Compassion allows us to do that. www.walkingwithangels.co.uk @Livvyssmile
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I came to know Jesus in my late teens. Compassion changed my life because I’ve got no natural children of my own, and I think that would have bothered me more as I got older if I didn’t have sponsored children, so I’m really glad I heard about Compassion. It’s great to write to my children, get to know their families, and be an influence in their lives. www.childrencount.wordpress.com
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Creative, strategic, futuristic in approach: I like to get the conversation started. I’m passionate about Jesus, people, the Church, freedom (along with poetry, the arts, fine wine and Audi). Sponsoring a child through Compassion is just a seemingly small thing I can do that has a huge impact beyond my imagination. I may never meet my sponsored kids but that doesn’t stop me from being their biggest fan. Sponsoring a child means having enough faith to give hope and demonstrate love. Let’s change the story of these young lives. @timdeeuk
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I work at Compassion UK and sponsor Bella, from Indonesia. The best part of my job is to hear the many stories of children who have been given hope to escape the poverty they’re born in to. There are so many wonderful stories to tell and I look forward to sharing them with you!
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