The Worst Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making

This is a must-read blog post by writer Jeff Goins.  During a Compassion tour in Uganda, he is powerfully reminded how valuable our letters  are to our Compassion sponsored children…. Click here to visit Jeff Goins’...

Blessings From Korea to Ecuador

This blog post by Compassion International is about the village that I visited last August in Ecuador.   I had the chance to meet and play with many of these children.  Our family sponsors a girl there named Janahina. Click here to read the story…. Also, you can...

4 Ways to Save Time Writing Your Sponsored Child

Did you know that you could write to your Compassion sponsored child using an online tool? It’s easy and fast. Click here to read more about it in Joshua Lancette’s excellent blog post….        ...

Q&A with Pastor Matt Santen after his recent visit to Colombia

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Pastor Matt Santen of River Ridge Church, right after his return from Colombia in South America. What was the purpose of your recent trip to Colombia? I was part of what was called a Pastors’ vision trip.  The...

Haiti children sponsored by River Ridge Church members

Through an exciting partnership opportunity with Compassion International, 10 children from Haiti have been sponsored by member of River Ridge Church in Charleston, WV. Compassion International provided River Ridge Church with child packets of children who were in...

A Cup of Cold Water

800 million people around the world do not have safe, clean water to drink. But what can we do? Read about Compassion’s Water of Life solution. I have seen this work in person. It is amazing… Click here to read a blog post about the vital importance of...

The Multiplier Effect of Child Sponsorship

Guest blog by Emmanuel Opati [Note from Steve: I first met Emmanuel Opati at a Compassion event in 2010, where he gave his incredible testimony. His story will inspire you and remind us all of how countless generations can be impacted through the sponsorship of just...

Dawence gets sponsored on his birthday!

Dawence is a handsome young man who lives in Port au Prince, Haiti.  Today he turned nine years old.  A very nice family, good friends of mine who also attend River Ridge Church, celebrated his birthday today by becoming his Compassion sponsors! Their monthly support...

Why Holistic Child Development?

This  graphic explains why Compassion is based on an holistic child development model. (body, mind, heart, and soul) And how this makes a huge impact on children in poverty. Read more about Compassion’s child development model here….      ...

Jose is still waiting for a special sponsor – Is it you?

UPDATE:  After waiting for more than 340 days, Jose now has a sponsor!  Please join me in celebration for Jose…. This is Jose.   He is 10 years old and lives in the remote village of Anchayacu in Ecuador. He has been waiting for a sponsor now for over 300...

What is a Child’s Life Worth?

Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The facts about this terrible crime are difficult to read – especially those about children forced into literal slavery. But by learning the facts, you can be the change for exploited children around the world. Read this...

As a child, Anthony hated Christmas

As a child, Anthony hated Christmas. It was the time of year he was reminded of his poverty. And, it was the time of year he felt God was punishing him. The lies of poverty make many children feel this way. Please help remove that lie by giving to the Compassion...

Undernourished

A group of 20 folks from my church, River Ridge Church in Charleston, West Virginia, recently took a missions trip to Haiti.  This group included Lisa Lineberg, a wife, mother, and wellness consultant. Read her reflections in her blog post here…....

Compassion Ecuador benefits over 57,000 children

During our Compassion sponsor tour of Ecuador, we had the privilege of spending an afternoon visiting the Compassion country office in Quito, Ecuador. Compassion Ecuador is led by country director Ferndando Puga.  His team works with over 200 church partners...

I might buy my wife a cow for Christmas. What do you think?

Yes, that’s right.  I might buy my wife a cow for Christmas.  What are you buying your loved ones for Christmas?  Have you considered selecting gifts that benefit children in Compassion’s programs? When you select a gift from Compassion’s Christmas...