Releasing Children From Poverty In Jesus Name.
Compassion gives children living in poverty around the world hope for the future through holistic child development, meeting their spiritual, physical, social and economic needs in the name of Jesus.
Compassion's response to a world in need filled with millions of children living in poverty is simple: Love like Jesus did. Serve in Jesus’ name.
In 1952 a preacher from Chicago flew to South Korea to minister to American troops fighting in the Korean War. During his time in Seoul he grew increasingly troubled by the sight of hundreds of war orphans living on the streets, abandoned by society.
He could not turn his back on these unwanted children and vowed to find a way to help them. He raised money to support a Korean orphanage and soon established a unique program that allowed an individual in the Western world to provide Bible-based education, food, clothing, shelter and medical care for a Korean orphan for a few dollars a month.
Now more than 60 years later Compassion continues to work to develop children into all God intends them to be. They are advocates for children, working to release them from the shackles of poverty. Through a holistic approach to child development, they carefully blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together.
Children are particularly vulnerable to the physical threats of poverty as well as its emotional and spiritual messages of worthlessness. By working in Jesus’ name they speak messages of love and hope.
They offer their programs to the poorest of the poor, to the children in greatest need, without ulterior motive. They love God, and demonstrate that love and live out our faith by extending care to others irrespective of caste, creed, class or religion. They are devoted to helping children of all faiths, cultures, backgrounds and race without imposing any religious belief or conversion requirements upon them. Every person is of infinite value, every person matters, and every act of love and compassion has eternal value. That is what working in Jesus’ name looks like.
Jesus Christ is the core of their ministry. His life and teaching shape their programs. It guides how they love people, respect communities and cooperate with nations. They teach God’s Word in their centers but do not require any child to become a follower of Jesus. Jesus welcomed everyone, and they do too.
Their work is performed in partnership with indigenous local churches. Local churches are best suited to address the holistic needs of the children because the churches are already located and involved in the communities. They believe that only churches working in Jesus’ name can effectively deliver the whole-life care that children in poverty deserve and need to overcome the hopelessness and lack of opportunity poverty inflicts.
Find out more about the work of Compassion here and consider sponsoring a child to help them transcend a legacy of poverty. Through monthly financial support, prayer and letter writing, sponsors invest directly in the lives of a specific child living in extreme poverty.
As a Sponsored Cause 10% of every sale from our online store goes directly to Compassion. We have chosen to donate specifically to the Unsponsored Children's Fund. At any given time there are approximately 90,000 children enrolled in Compassion programs that are waiting to be chosen by a sponsor. Our donations will go to make sure that these children are provided for in the meantime.