PROTECTING AND EDUCATING COMPASSION-ASSISTED CHILDREN
We are grateful to report that the staff at Compassion centers around the globe regularly teaches children about hygiene and disease prevention — especially hand-washing! As widely reported in the news, this is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of coronaviruses and COVID-19.
Please be assured that Compassion staff, both at the Global Ministry Center and around the world, is closely monitoring developments. Our top priority is preventing the transmission of the coronavirus among the children we serve. Because of that, we have suspended nearly all international travel in an effort to do everything we can to limit the additional spread of the virus and reduce strain on the already-taxed medical systems in the countries we serve.
PROTECTING OUR SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS AND ARTISTS
We are committed to doing all that we can to prevent the transmission of the new coronavirus among sponsors, supporters and artists who advocate on behalf of Compassion. Therefore, we are closely following national guidelines pertaining to large group events in the United States. Dozens of events have been canceled. This will result in thousands of children waiting longer for a sponsor — nevertheless, our staff and church partners are determined to continue caring for children however possible during this crisis.
We understand the uncertainty you may be experiencing and know that this global pandemic has caused big changes in everyday life, like school closures, work-from-home policies and extended breaks. We know this means most of you are spending a lot of time together at home and you might need some things to do, which is why we have put together some fun and faith-filled activities to inspire meaningful, God-centered family time. Please click here to find resources for your family.
A CALL TO PRAYER
Viruses of this magnitude can affect all of us, and we ask that you pray with us for the children, families, churches, employees and sponsors already affected by this outbreak. Please join us in praying for:
- Protection from the virus for all children registered with Compassion and their families.
- Health and safety for all of our staff in the international and national offices, as well as staff and volunteers at Compassion child development centers.
- Children longing for a sponsor to be encouraged, loved and cared for during this long wait.
- Sponsors and their families who have been impacted by the virus.
God bless you for your care and concern for his children living in extreme poverty. And thank you for keeping them in your prayers.