The Compassion Experience is a project of Compassion International which is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research.
Compassion takes a committed, long-term approach to fighting child poverty. Our Holistic Child Development Model is made up of four comprehensive programs investing in children from the beginning of their lives until they’ve reached adulthood, and covering everything from prenatal care to university-level education.
Compassion’s one-to-one Child Sponsorship Program allows you to personally connect with a specific child in poverty and build a life-changing relationship. When you sponsor a child, you have the opportunity to influence that child during adolescence, one of the most pivotal developmental periods.
Our country of child sponsorship in 2017 is Guatemala. When Pas extended the opportunity for TCWW and Compassion International to partner for the purpose of global discipleship, he wanted to know CI’s greatest need. Compassion’s response was Guatemala, as there are over 2,000 children living in extreme poverty (i.e., living on less than $1.90 a day). Without hesitation, Pas agreed to focus on the country of Guatemala for the inaugural launch of TCWW’s Compassion Ministry. We are able to witness God’s divine synchronicity in this moment as we celebrate our 30th Church Anniversary. Guatemala was our first global missionary effort. By launching a global discipleship effort for Guatemala brings us back to our roots in global missions.