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Compassion

 

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

 

Compassion is a Christian child sponsorship ministry which is;

Christ Centred
Child Focused
Church Based

St Thomas' compassion for children in poverty.

Here at St Thomas’ we are blessed with a wonderful group of children of all ages. I am always touched when the children flood in to the church from their individual groups to celebrate communion with us. I think we all recognise the value these children add to our church, and to the Kingdom. The second verse of one of my favourite worship songs ‘I see the King of Glory’ captures this.

‘I see a generation rising up to take their place, with selfless faith, with selfless faith’
There are many references in the bible that show us God’s great love for children, but my favourite is from Matthew 19:14
With over 50 years experience of working with children in poverty, Compassion cares for over 1 million children in 25 of the world’s poorest countries. Last year more than 154,000 children came to Christ as a result of their involvement in Compassion projects.
Through one to one sponsorship you can help to change our world - one child at a time.

It costs just £21 per month to sponsor a child through Compassion. Your sponsorship will pay for the individual development needs of your child – physical, social, emotional and spiritual.

It’s a very personal commitment. You exchange letters and photographs with your child and you can see the real benefit that you are having on their life, providing hope, encouragement and an opportunity to realise their true potential, giving them a chance to escape the cycle of poverty and showing them that they have a heavenly father who loves them. You will also impact the family and community.

The financial benefit is of course important, but it is the personal contact, your letters of love and encouragement, that make the biggest impact - reflecting God’s love to these children. You also have the opportunity to visit your child and see how God’s love, through your sponsorship, is fulfilling his plan for your child as written in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I have seen first hand how Compassion sponsorship really makes a difference to the children’s lives, through my own sponsorship of Sheila who lives in Bolivia, and also through meeting several formerly sponsored children. I have also experienced so much from sponsoring.

If you would like to sponsor a child through Compassion, or would like to know more, please speak to me, Ty Butler. You can find me at most services in the Worship group, or call me on 07711 563355.
May God bless you in the way he has blessed me.

Ty Butler