Did you know that 600 million children around the world live in extreme poverty – on less than $1.90 a day? That almost half the world – over 3 billion people – live on less than $2.50 a day? Here in America, it would be impossible to provide food, water, housing, and medical care for a family on $700 a year, yet 900 million people must survive on the equivalent amount in their country.
Extreme poverty to this degree should not still exist today. But the solution is not easy. Simply transferring money does not solve the issues of corrupt governments, institutional injustices, and poor choices made by individuals. But there is a proven method to rescue children and families out of extreme poverty in a way that lasts. It is child sponsorship. When done well, sponsorship transforms not just the life of that child but of the family, the community, and even the country.
For over eight years New Covenant has partnered with Compassion International. Compassion releases children from poverty in Jesus’ name. They are one of the highest-rated charities in terms of how much given actually goes to the child. Even more, Compassion works through a local church, releasing children and families and communities from spiritual poverty, as well as from material poverty.
This Sunday is Compassion Sunday. Come and learn more about the type of worship that truly honors God and how we can worship by bringing about justice through things like sponsoring a child through Compassion. We have plenty of child sponsorships packets available if you wish to join us in transforming our world and ending extreme poverty one child at a time. Drop by the table on our Main Street on the next two Sundays to learn more or visit the New Covenant Compassion page. If you sponsor a child online, please let me know so I can add you to our Child Sponsorship contact list! See you on Sunday!
Pastor James Wartian
P.S. I invite you to watch this Compassion Video to learn about the ministry of Compassion.