"Working in city Philippines, Jarius Melcher prepares for a busy day ahead, as a boy Jarius couldn't dream that one day he would work as a linguistics's specialist for Contextual Express. He grew up surrounded by adults struggling to find work and children unable to attend school. Because of caring sponsors he was able to attend Compassion's Child Development program at his local church where he learned that a different life was possible." - Wess Stafford, President and CEO of Compassion.
"Compassion really made a big impact in my family. We have this culture that does not give priority to education. Compassion brought me to school helping me in my elementary education. They assist us with school supplies, tuition fees, and also in my High School years." - Jarius Melcher
"With the help from caring sponsors, Jarius went onto university studies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration and he is now a licensed custom agent. I was really amazed on the logistics side, bringing in and out goods from different countries, taking out goods from my country. I love also numbers because one part of my courses is computing taxes." - Jarius Melcher
"Because of the employment Jarius has secured he is financially able to provide for his family as well as for himself. Sponsorship not only changed Jarius' life future. It also affected those he cares for and protects. And this job is just the beginning for Jarius. He has even bigger plans for the future." - Wess Stafford, President and CEO of Compassion
"I'm thankful the Lord has called me here at this company. I was blessed with my office mates. They are very friendly. My bosses are very good in leadership. I think right now, I was in training…in training mode. And after 5 to 10 years from now. I will be having my own business." - Jarius Melcher
"Because of what caring sponsors have done for him, Jarius wants to give back. And currently he is sponsoring a child of his own in the Philippines through Compassion." - Wess Stafford, President and CEO of Compassion