Child Evangelism

Compassion was founded in 1952 by an evangelist named Everett Swanson and since that time we have not departed from the his original vision for child evangelism. In fact, child evangelism is at the core of everything we do. Our whole purpose is to lead children to the feet of Christ and out of poverty.

All around the world, Compassion partners with local churches to engage in child evangelism. Church staff receive training on child evangelism, child development, and creating age-appropriate Bible curriculum.

Every child development center incorporates child evangelism into their program activities in an age-appropriate, culturally sensitive way. Each child who attends a Compassion center has the opportunity to hear the gospel and accept Jesus as his or her Savior.

Engage in your own personal child evangelism today by sponsoring a child in need today for just $38 a month. You can offer your child the basic necessities of life, but more importantly, you can offer hope.

Start Your Own Child Evangelism Ministry

Sponsor a child and share your faith with a child in need.

As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus' name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Sponsor a child today! Just click on a child's photo to learn more.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. 

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Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for 13 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.