Colombia (MNN) — "It's overwhelming, but when you see their joy, it's contagious." That's Brook Taylor,
summing up her experience with a Compassion International project in Colombia. Taylor is a
morning show co-host from MNN radio affiliate, WCSG in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She joined Compassion last week in South America
to raise awareness for the kids and the ministry.
It makes a difference. "These two girls, (twins) I believe they
were 11 years old, had been in a Compassion project, and they were praying that
God would lead them to a way that they could sing and make a difference in the
world." Because they
knew Christ's hope, they were eager to share it. "We
went in there to pray for them and to hopefully bless then and to let them know
that Compassion was behind them and we love them and we support them. Every
single adult in that room was ministered to by these children. None of that would have happened without Compassion."
So what exactly does Compassion do? They are a Christian child advocacy ministry
that helps children overcome spiritual, physical,
economic and social poverty. By doing that, Compassion helps them to become responsible,
fulfilled Christian adults.
Compassion's work in Colombia began in 1974. Today, they are working with nearly 36,000
children in 156 projects. Compassion partners with
churches to help them provide Colombian children with the opportunity
to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them
That's a large part of why WCSG partnered with Compassion. They were trying to encourage the body of Christ from West Michigan into action. As a result of their two-day
awareness blitz, WCSG's listeners sponsored 725 children. Click here if you want to help.