The purpose is the children. Their need, to be lifted from poverty and given a chance to realize their potential.
In 1952 Rev. Everett Swanson traveled to South Korea to minister to the troops fighting there. What he found were orphans in the streets and Compassion International was born.
Since 1952 the work has grown. Today Compassion International works with thousands of local churches in 25 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to give nearly 2 million children and young adults an opportunity for a better life.
Teaming with local churches Compassion International provides a Christ centered focus to its teaching and program.
By sponsoring a child you ensure that through the local church this child will receive the holistic approach to nutrition, health care, education and guidance so they can be responsible and productive to themselves and their community. Sponsorship has the added advantage of knowing the individual you are helping by sharing letters and pictures on a regular basis. In person visits can also be arranged.
The sponsorship cost is $38 per month.
According to the Compassion International website there are 61,808 children waiting for a The following video tells us a little bit about the Compassion International.
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