This year we hosted Compassion Sunday at services throughout our Berkeley church to encourage our people and their guests to sponsor children through Compassion International. It coincided with Mother’s Day, May 12th!
Compassion International is a Christian organization that connects children in poverty with sponsors who ensure the sponsored child can receive food, education, medical care, mentorship, and, most importantly, can learn about Jesus. Compassion does this by partnering with local churches who share the Gospel and provide care for these children and their families.
Our church has sponsored over 800 children across the last 25 years of our partnership with Compassion! During this year’s Compassion Sunday, we found sponsors for 189 children: working professionals and college students became sponsors (some for the first time!), and even our Element high school students and middle school students got together in lifegroups to shoulder the responsibility together.
Compassion has provided a portal on their site for us to sponsor children and have that child linked to our church. It enables anyone to sponsor a child online at anytime. Thank God for good work and for all that Compassion International does to fight and release children from poverty in Jesus’ name!