Have you ever wondered if your Compassion sponsorship makes a difference?
“God can take someone from the dust, to dining with kings” -Veronika.
For Veronika and many like her, she has seen God do great things. She has seen ashes turned to beauty and the impossible become possible.
Veronika lives in Tanzania, Africa. She grew up in poverty and abuse. Her father spent the little money they had on alcohol and when he did return home, he would beat Veronika’s mother violently, one day even chasing his family with a machete. After her father died from a heart attack, Veronika’s family continued to struggle, hopeless, helpless and with no light for the future. That is, until they heard about Compassion.
When Veronika was chosen by Compassion to be a sponsor child, her world began to change. Not only her world, but the world of her family and the course of her future generations.
Her family were able to eat regular meals, receive education and learn about the unconditional love of God. The letters Veronika received from her sponsor family were welcomed with great excitement and with the monetary gifts they received, the family were able to put roofing sheets on their house.
Veronika embraced her education and was supported financially through her studies, which allowed her to reach her dream of becoming a nurse. She now uses her skills to give back to her own community by teaching them about hygiene, which is vitally important in helping to prevent the spread of the cholera epidemic. Her help is accepted by the community because she is one of them and now, through the hands and feet of Christ working through others, she is helping to save many lives.
This is just one of the transforming stories presented in the inspiring new series: Compassion Stories – A new generation of faith hope and love.
Compassion began in humble conditions in 1952 by Reverend Everett Swanson, who took it upon himself to care for 35 orphans after the Korean conflict. From here it has grown to provide hope, love and futures for over 1.6 million children across more than 26 countries, bringing a light into hopeless lives and stopping the cycle of poverty for so many future generations.
The stories are compelling, thought-provoking and life-changing. The impact of Compassion on these communities is no small thing – it is transforming.
Join us as we hear the stories of real people who have struggled with why they were born in certain situations, why do they have to suffer and who is going to help them? Finding the answers to these questions, they share the hope and purpose that has been revealed to them even through the pain, as they become living examples of the transforming power of God through the love brought to them by Christ through others.
You’ll meet Patrick from Uganda, who grew up amongst abuse and poverty to become a business man investing back into the community through employment and water provision.
You’ll meet Eligen from the Philippines who was poor and felt worthless. Compassion, along with her sponsors, put hope and meaning back into her life and Eligen has now become a woman who imparts worth and a future into others through workplace and business training.
Johnson from India, was affected by leprosy as a child and was the first child enrolled in the Compassion program in his area. He now treats sufferers of leprosy and invests into other children at the project, helping them to reach their dreams.
And let’s not forget John from Uganda who had his house unjustly taken from him as a child. With the support of Compassion, John studied and grew up to become an Attorney to assist those who suffer injustices because of their poverty.
There are others and you’ll enjoy the discovery as we walk through each story, seeing the unmistakable hand of God weaving his tapestry throughout their lives in ways they could never have imagined. Their lives, their love, their forgiveness and the gift of new life is something you won’t want to miss.
So If you ever have wondered if your sponsorship makes a difference – watch this and let the story begin.