Children in poverty are being helped in Jesus’ name

By January 9, 2004

International (MNN)–Compassion International continues to help children in poverty and share the Gospel message.

Compassion looks forward to the new year as they try to match sponsors with children in need. Last year, some 82,000 new acquisitions were established.

For $28 per month, sponsors are helping a child in poverty get an education, health care, social development, and exposure to the Gospel. In 2003, they had 80,000 children make commitments for Christ through their programs.

Compassion works strictly with local churches and those that make commitments for Christ are then discipled through the church. Spokesman Rick Mitchell says that a large percent of people tend to receive Christ before the age of 18 and that is why it is so important for these children to hear the Gospel.

Sponsors are encouraged to develop a relationship with their child through prayer and letter writing. Many exchange photos.

Those wishing to learn more about Compassion can contact them by calling 1-800-336-7676. Pictures of children and additional information is available on the web at: www.compassion.com.

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