Speakers by Topic

Jonathan Almonte

Topics: Compassion Alumni

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Dominican Republic

Jonathan speaks about God’s mission for the poor, passion for children, and purpose for His people, as well as the global impact of the local church.

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Olive Aneno

Topics: Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, HIV Prevention, Poverty, Women's Ministry, World Health Issues

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Though orphaned and poor as a young girl, Olive’s story is one of hope and redemption.

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Cecilia Anyango Nyamwandha

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Cecilia declares that her story is one of “hope, courage, and the knowledge that it’s not over until God says it’s over.”

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Edgar Benitez

Topics: Compassion Alumni

Compassion Alumni from: Dominican Republic

Edgar speaks passionately about the inescapable grace of God, how the Lord always makes good on His promises, and how His love compels us to community engagement.

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Amor Chung

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Education, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Philippines

Amor speaks passionately about child advocacy, the challenges of poverty, and the transformational power of education and hope.

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Jean Clement Chery

Topics: Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Church and Society, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Haiti

Jean is committed to investing in and educating the next generation of Haitian leaders.

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Owen Githanga

Topics: Adult Conferences, Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Marriage & Family, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Owen speaks to congregations, college students, and youth groups about the challenges facing children growing up in poverty and the strategic ways each person can make an impact.

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Michael Kirungi

Topics: Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Michael enjoys speaking about hope, perseverance, and faith, all the while connecting people to the work of Compassion by sharing his own personal story of transformation.

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Kennedy Krezi

Topics: Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Kennedy enjoys speaking to both adults and students, candidly sharing his story and inspiring others with hope.

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Eunice Lalam

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty, World Health Issues

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Eunice speaks about the church’s response to poverty, the power of giving, and how to be a catalyst for change.

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Gerald Lorenzo

Topics: Children's Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Leadership Development, Marriage & Family, Youth and Young Adults

Compassion Alumni from: Dominican Republic

Gerald enjoys speaking about serving others, expanding the Kingdom of God, developing strong leaders, and growing ideas into business.

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Njenga Maina

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Leadership

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Kenya

Njenga loves speaking on Kingdom impact, living a Gospel-driven lifestyle, social justice, leadership, family restoration, and cross-cultural missions.

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Sandeep Maity

Topics: Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: India

Sandeep shares his personal story to infuse hope in others who feel forgotten, shine light on the challenges of poverty, and mobilize difference-makers.

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Jey Mbiro

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, HIV Prevention, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

While living on the streets in one of the biggest slums in Africa, Jey found love and purpose through Compassion, and is now using his gifts as a musician and DJ.

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Vijay Meesala

Topics: Child Development, Compassion Alumni, Evangelism and Discipleship

Compassion Alumni from: India

Vijay enjoys speaking on world missions, child education and development issues, the value of discipleship, Jesus in Islam, and Muslim evangelism.

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Gilbert Mfitundinda

Topics: Child Advocacy, Child Sponsorship, Children's Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Education, Highly Vulnerable Children, Leadership Development, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Gilbert speaks about the life-changing power of love, the plight of vulnerable children, effective solutions to poverty, excellence and servanthood in leadership, and turning selfishness into selflessness.

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Nikol Morrison

Topics: Children's Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Evangelism and Discipleship

Compassion Alumni from: Ecuador

Nikol speaks about God as our good Father, His heart for the nations, His great love for His children, and how He crafts beauty from ashes.

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Innocent Mucunguzi

Topics: Child Advocacy, Child Labor, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Innocent is the Founder and CEO of Progressive Ministries Uganda, a community-based organization that provides care for vulnerable children and orphans.

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Benjamin Nuñez

Topics: Child Labor, Children's Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Dominican Republic

Benjamin is passionate about community development and advocacy for at-risk populations and loves to speak to and inspire church congregations and college students.

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Yudah Okumu

Topics: Compassion Alumni

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Yudah enjoys speaking about his personal journey, transformational leadership, and being a bold witness for Christ.

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Harriett Okumu

Topics: Compassion Alumni

Compassion Alumni from:Uganda

Harriet thrives in speaking to youth groups, college students, and church congregations about the hope found only in Christ.

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Samuel Orlando

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Domincan Republic

“One of the greatest things is that now I am able to give to others a similar opportunity that was provided for me!”

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Patricia Salas

Topics: Compassion Alumni

Compassion Alumni from: Ecuador

Patricia challenges, inspires, and encourages as she speaks about God’s big plans for our lives, having the determination to make a difference, and living outside our comfort zones.

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Norah Senkaba

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Leadership Development, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Norah enjoys speaking on poverty, vulnerability, health and wellness, and her personal journey from desperation to hope.

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Keewani Vallejo-Cook

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Philippines

Keewani loves to inspire young people and adults to grow in their relationships with the Lord. She speaks passionately about the power of prayer, faith without limits, discovering God’s will, obedience to God and the compassion of Jesus.

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Richmond Wandera

Topics: Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Church and Society, Compassion Alumni, Culture and the Church, Leadership, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Senior pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Kampala, and the Founder and Director of Pastors Discipleship Network, a nonprofit that serves, equips and trains thousands of pastors across East Africa.

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David Wangaka

Topics: Compassion Alumni, Highly Vulnerable Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

David is passionate about understanding and alleviating social injustices, advocating for the vulnerable, and eradicating extreme poverty

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Anthony Wanjiru

Topics: Child Advocacy, Child Sponsorship, Compassion Alumni, Human Trafficking, Leadership Development, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Anthony is a warm and vibrant communicator who enjoys every opportunity to share his story that began with hopelessness and now brims over with hope and potential.

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