A Message from Mark Hanlon
We’ve all heard children say those famous three words: “That’s not fair.” Sometimes it’s accompanied with a stomped foot or a pouty face. But other times, those words are truer than we’d like to admit. There’s a lot in life that isn’t fair. Loss that we have no control over.
That injustice seems heightened, though, when children are the victims. This month, on Feb. 20, we recognize World Day of Social Justice. On this day, we are reminded that it is not enough to proclaim “It’s not fair” – we must act on behalf of those victims of poverty, disaster and oppression.
For the children Compassion serves, you might say that every day is World Day of Social Justice. Each child we serve lives surrounded by situations out of his or her control. But their lives are full of people advocating for them, who won’t let injustice win. Tutors and pastors make sure they are cared for. Their sponsors speak truth to drown out the lies of poverty. And faithful partners like you lift up prayers on their behalf.
This month, will you continue to pray that these beautiful children will know the hope and love that comes from Christ, even in a world where life isn’t always fair?
Thank you, as always, for reading these requests each day and remembering each child, each family, in your prayers.
Senior Vice President
Global Marketing and Engagement
- We praise God that no Compassion children or families were affected by the 5.6-magnitude earthquake that struck near Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on the island of Java!
- We praise God that none of our child development centers or families were affected by the 7.5-magnitude earthquake that hit in the Amazon region of Ucayali, Peru!
- We praise God that twins David and John in Ghana had successful surgery on their left eyes! Continue praying for them as they prepare for surgery on their right eyes.
- We praise God that none of our centers or families were affected when the Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted!