The Many Ways to Be Involved in Compassion International

Hey guys!

So here’s the deal. We’ve talked a lot about Compassion this week. Um…actually we have talked exclusively about Compassion this week. I’ve talked so much about Child Sponsorship, which is the core of what Compassion does, but there are SO MANY ways for people to get involved with this ministry.

So maybe you already sponsor a child and you want to take it a step further. Or maybe you don’t yet sponsor a child, but you would like to help contribute to the work Compassion is doing all around the world. Here are a few ways you all can be involved in Compassion International.

- Child Sponsorship. For $38 a month or, as Scott Williams explained it, for 5 quarters a day you can change a child’s life. Through sponsorship, your child will have a lifeline to the world outside of his own. He will know that someone all the way across this great, big Earth cares about him and wants to see him succeed. Sponsorship is freedom.

The Nester and her sponsored child. Both are equally adorable...

- If you already sponsor a child, perhaps you would be ready to take a next step and sponsor a second child? Or, a step further, Compassion has an amazing program aptly called the Leadership Development Program. This is designed to prepare students to be the leaders of tomorrow. The commitment is higher, but the reward is so very great. For $300 a month, you can provide the funds for a student to attend the University. She will also receive discipleship, mentorship and leadership training by a dedicated Compassion staff member.

- Compassion International also has the Child Survival Program, which works alongside the local churches to help at-risk mothers, infants and toddlers by offering nutritious food , prenatal care and extended health care after the child is born. They also provide infant survival training (24,000 children under the age of 5 die from poverty related causes every day) as well as spiritual training and education. This program can actually help give parents a leg up and keep their child from needing assisstance through the Child Sponsorship Program.

- You can become a Compassion International Advocate in which you “use your gifts and influence to raise awareness of the needs of impoverished children and encourage others to respond to the biblical mandate to love the poor.” In order to become an Advocate with Compassion you must first sponsor a child.

- Are you a sponsor who has the gift of letter writing? You can sign up to become a Compassion Correspondent and write to children who have not yet received a sponsor or to children who are already sponsored but haven’t received any letters. As we’ve all seen this week, letters are an amazing tool of encouragement in a young child’s life. This is a priceless way to minister to children in need.

- If you aren’t ready to make a regular, monthly commitment but would like to give a one time (or more) gift, please look through the Compassion Gift Catalog where you can purchase anything from a Drought Survival Kit, to Chickens and Goats to entire computer labs. Every one of these gifts is invaluable and needed and will be met with an enormous amount of glee and gratitude.

There are so many ways to be involved in Compassion and please know that each gift of time, resources, love, prayer and encouragement makes a huge difference. Want to see another video of how Compassion is changing young lives?

I thought so!

Sponsor a child today. Or, ya know…do one of those other things I mentioned up there.

To sponsor a child, click here or click the image below. And, as always, please follow along with the other bloggers who are here with us. Nester met her sponsored child today. You’ll want to see it.

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Comments

  1. I WILL come back and do it when I am able to. :)

  2. Yes! There are soooo many ways to get involved and each one you’ve listed is such an eternal investment. Our family has been so blessed by our involvement in Compassion’s ministry, and I have been blessed to see CDSP, LDP and CSP in action. I would echo what you’ve said – get involved – in one way, some ways or all the ways you’ve listed! You won’t regret it.

  3. Again those smiles! I have experienced Tanzania and Compassion through you heart, you words and those smiles! I am awed, humbled and moved to action. I look forward to discussing that with you when you get home. All my love.

    Dad

  4. Karen says:

    We are a DEFINITE “yes” for another child! Can’t wait cause God really provided the money in an unexpected way!

  5. Compassion is such a fantastic organization and I’m so happy that you got to go on this trip.

  6. Jen Peskorse says:

    Thank you for serving the Lord by going to TZ. Praying for your heart as you process and readjust to home. God is good!

  7. Hi! I know this is an old post, but I came across it and was wondering if I could pick your brain a bit? I’m a fellow blogger and am considering signing up to be a Compassion Ambassador. Have you been on subsequent trips with Compassion? How long after you became an advocate did you go on your trip? Do you still actively promote Compassion and sponsorship? How often?
    I hope you don’t mind me asking you these questions! Feel free to email me–I would love to hear your experience!
    ~Shanti

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