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Compassion-Reaching children in Jesus’ name

October 19th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – In Matthew 18, Jesus called a little child to stand among the disciples.  In verse 5, He said, “Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”

One organization that has been an advocate for children for more than 55 years is Compassion International.  Their motto is “Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.”  Through child sponsorship, more than one million children in 25 countries are benefiting from their outreach.  Child sponsors have an opportunity not just to help meet a child’s physical needs, but also to develop a meaningful relationship with the child through writing letters.

Compassion believes that when children see themselves as Jesus sees them, they will flourish, grow and develop in all areas of their lives. These are some ways that a Child Sponsor can touch the life of a child in Jesus’ name-by helping them to see themselves as Jesus sees them and by giving them an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.  During 26 hours of Compassion you can be an instrument of God’s grace in the life of a child.  38 dollars a month makes such a huge difference for someone in poverty.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com




  1. Audrey Sims
    October 20th, 2010 at 13:04 | #1

    Dear WJTL,
    My husband and I currently sponsor a Compassion child in Kenya, and I was blessed to visit her this past August. I was very surprised to see how comprehensive the program actually is. We have sponsored 3 children over the years , and now I feel even more compelled to keep it up. I met the program coordinator at our child’s school/church and he showed me an extensive list of things that Compassion keeps track of for each child. They not only encourage spiritual development, but also personal hygiene, helping with chores at home, healthy interactions with others, development of self-control,ability to learn and maintain a vocation(age appropriate),consistent development in schoolwork, and being respectful of parents and those in authority. Our child’s family was more than welcoming of me and I am quite happy to be able to help. Thanks WJTL for supporting Compassion!
    Audrey Sims

  2. October 20th, 2010 at 13:23 | #2

    Dear WJTL,
    My husband and I currently sponsor a Compassion child in Kenya. I was blessed to visit her this past August. I was very surprised to see how thorough the program actually is. We have sposored 3 children over the years, and now I fell even more compelled to keep it up. I met the program director at our child’s school/church and he showed me an extensive list of things that Compassion keeps track of for each child.They not only encourage spiritual development along with studying God’s word,but also personal hygiene, helping with chores at home,healthy interaction with others, respect for parents and authority,development of self-control, progress in school work, and learning and developing vocational skills. Our child’s family was warm and welcoming of me and I am quite happy to be able to help. Thanks WJTL for supporting Compassion.
    Audrey Sims

  3. WorldChangers
    October 21st, 2010 at 09:10 | #3

    I just read yesterday that hundreds of children come to Jesus every day through compassion! Woohooo! We missed the 26 hours of Compassion but will be sponsoring a child soon!

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