A Message From Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
Dear Prayer Partner,
Is there a hymn that, each time you hear it, transports you back to a moment in time? For me, that is “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling.” Whenever I sing those words, I am immedi¬ately back at a Wednesday night prayer meeting in Dallas. It was there, as that hymn washed over me, that I gave my life to Jesus as a 5-year-old boy.
I’m so grateful that I grew up surrounded by hymns and prayer meetings and the local church. And that each child we serve comes to a church for their Compassion time! The church is a safe place for these children. It is where they play and learn and sing and pray. And it is where they learn about the love of God.
This month, will you pray for the hearts of the children we serve together? Pray that they will one day remember a special hymn or song as the moment they learned how very loved they are. And will you also remember the Compassion staff members who are speaking those messages of Christ’s love and joy to children and families around the world?
Thank you so much for praying for the hearts, minds, bodies and souls of these precious children!
Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
President and CEO