Compassion International

Compassion International grew from the desire of one man to help children in need. Rev. Everett Swanson was moved by the plight of Korean orphans as he preached there in the early 1950s. He went on to establish a program through which caring people could sponsor needy Korean children for a few dollars a month. In turn, those children would be provided benefits including food and clothing as needed, education, shelter, health care, and Christian training.

Swanson's program was the basis for what became Compassion International. Compassion's work has since expanded to 22 countries—including the United States—providing life-changing benefits for needy children with or without families.
Our Mission

In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.

For more information, or to contact Compassion International, see their website at: www.compassion.com

» Recent News

A New Mission in Korea
31 Oct 03 | Compassion International is returning to that Asian country. But this time, the role is different. Instead of receiving aid from sponsors in other countries, South Korean citizens will now be able to provide assistance to children in need.

Compassion's USA Ministry Assists Victims of Terrorism
16 Nov 01 | In response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, Compassion International's USA Ministry is supporting other ministries in New York that are providing housing, counseling, retreats, and spiritual guidance to relief workers and victims. "As soon...

Compassion Teams With Big Idea Productions
16 Aug 01 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. August 16, 2001-Compassion is teaming with Big Idea Productions, creators of the popular VeggieTales video series, to teach kids what it means to be compassionate. Learning to Walk in God's Way, focuses on children and ...

Family Christian Stores Partners With Compassion International
24 Jul 01 | GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, July 24, 2001 -- National retailer Family Christian Stores announced today an aggressive campaign with the international not-for-profit child development organization Compassion International to raise money for needy ...

Compassion International Child Sponsors And Spokespeople Travel To Peru
03 May 01 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. May 3, 2001-Compassion International recently hosted an informatory trip to Lima, Peru, for several of the recording artists, speakers, and event coordinators who serve as spokespeople for the child development organization...

Compassion, Dayspring Cards Announce E-Card Alliance
17 Apr 01 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. April 17, 2001- Compassion, a leader in international child development, is partnering with DaySpring Cards, the world's largest publisher of Christian greeting cards, in a strategic alliance of e-cards on compassion.com ...

Crosswalk.com Partners With Compassion International For Unsponsored Children's Fund
01 Feb 01 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., February 1, 2001- Compassion International recently partnered with Crosswalk.com (Nasdaq: AMEN) in a fall quarter 2000 campaign raising awareness among the online Christian community which resulted in funding of $68,544 ...

Recovery Efforts Underway Following El Salvador Earthquake
25 Jan 01 | The Conesal is a 50+ member network of international Christian organizations that includes Compassion International. Compassion's El Salvador Country Director Wilfredo Luna is leading the relief efforts on behalf of Compassion and the Conesal.

Compassion International Aids El Salvador Through Presidential Appointment For Relief
18 Jan 01 | COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO., January 18, 2001- El Salvador President Francisco Flores has appointed the Conesal as the evangelical Christian relief network charged with coordinating relief efforts by Compassion and more than 50 international Christian...

Employees Of Compassion International Raise Funds For Two Local Charities
20 Dec 00 | COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO., December 20, 2000 - Compassion International employees have sponsored fund-raising activities in a yearlong effort to benefit two local charities of their choice. At their annual Christmas dinner, Compassion employees ...

Radio / Webcast Marathon Nets Over 1,900 Requests For Compassion International Child Sponsorships
20 Nov 00 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 20, 2000-Six contemporary Christian radio stations from across the United States recently teamed up for a 36-hour marathon, attracting over 1,900 requests to sponsor Compassion International children living in poverty...

Contemporary Christian Musician Bebo Norman Travels to Brazil; Visits Compassion International Children
16 Oct 00 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 16, 2000 - Contemporary Christian musician Bebo Norman recently spent a week in Brazil visiting with his sponsored child, Wallef Martins Cordoso (age 5), and hundreds of other children in Compassion International's ...

Six Stations Team Up for Simultaneous Radio / Webcast To Raise 2,000 Child Sponsorships for Compassion International
12 Sep 00 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 12, 2000 -Six contemporary Christian radio stations from across the United States are teaming up on September 14 and 15 for a 36-hour marathon to attract 2,000 sponsors for Compassion International children living in...

Compassion International To Host National Conference Near Chicago For Volunteer Network
09 Aug 00 | We're anticipating a fabulous conference," states Regina Hopewell, Compassion's Volunteer Network director. The weekend conference will give volunteers an opportunity to receive additional information about Compassion International and training ...

Compassion International tops out new building
28 Jul 00 | Compassion's new ministry center will include a public entry building, office tower, and distribution center measuring a total of 150,000 square feet. The public entry building will feature a multi-purpose theatre where the story of Compassion ...

KBIQ-FM, KGFT-FM, And Compassion International Team Up For Special Dinner And Concert With Phil Keaggy
25 Jul 00 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 25, 2000-Local Salem Communications affiliates KBIQ (102.7FM) and KGFT (100.7FM) will host an evening of elegant dining at the landmark Briarhurst Manor Inn in Manitou Springs on July 27 to benefit sponsored children ...

Flooding In The Udon Thani Province, Thailand
20 Jul 00 | On Thursday, July 20, Compassion Thailand Director Leigh Vickery reported that recent flooding in the Udon Thani Province, near Thailand's northeast border, has affected an estimated 50 families affiliated with Compassion's Udonthani Student ...

Compassion International Goes To Washington: Participates In DC/LA Superconference
18 Jul 00 | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 18, 2000-Compassion International music artists and speakers will share the limelight at the triennial DC/LA SuperConference on teen leadership training sponsored by Youth for Christ/USA, July 19-23, at the Washington...

 


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