Many of St Mark’s congregation had already sponsored children through Compassion. However in October 2011, we launched a partnership with a project at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ghana and more than 70 children have now been sponsored at this project by people who attend St Mark’s. A team have just been out to visit our sponsored children and to see the fantastic work of Compassion on the ground.
In 2014 we launched the HG1000 campaign which has an audacious target of lifting 1000 children out of poverty through child sponsorship and providing 1000 families with water filters to ensure they have a life-time of safe water. For more information follow this link.
Compassion works in partnership with local churches in developing countries; providing resources, training and expertise to assist in the operation of holistic child development programmes.
The local church is best placed to know the specific needs of their communities
and provide integrity, long term commitment and Christian support to children and
Compassion works with the poorest of the poor in 26 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Central and South America.
Sponsored children receive educational opportunities, including literacy and life skills training; health care and health education; and, if required, supplemental nutrition. Children are also given opportunities to hear and respond to the gospel.
The unique structure of the one-to-one sponsorship model allows sponsors and sponsored children to have input into each other’s lives by writing letters and through prayer.
If you would like to find out more about sponsoring a child in any of the Compassion projects, or about becoming an advocate for Compassion, please contact Michelle Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org.