Compassion is an organization that partners with churches in 26 countries in the developing world to "release children from poverty in Jesus' name." Today more than 1.7 million children are being helped through Compassion's programs worldwide.
Compassion has three main programs:
Child Survival works with mothers living in extreme poverty who are pregnant or have recently given birth, to give them and their children the best possible head start in the crucial first few years of their child's life.
Child Sponsorship connects a child living in extreme poverty with a sponsor who provides monthly financial support and letters of encouragement. This sponsorship allows the child to attend programs at their local church that provide food and nutrition education, hygiene education, medical checkups, help with schoolwork, a space for them to just be kids, and most importantly Bible lessons and an opportunity for each child to hear and respond to the Gospel.
Leadership Development works with teens and young adults through college or university, providing spiritual encouragement and leadership training in the process.
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