Swanson vowed to find a way to help the children. He raised enough money to support a Korean orphanage and established an organization that gave American sponsors the opportunity to help by paying a small monthly fee to cover the orphans food, shelter, health care and Bible-based education.
Today, Compassion is a global ministry that serves more than 2 million babies, children and young adults by partnering with more than 7,500 churches in 25 countries to help break the cycle of poverty.
We believe that changed environments may assist children, but transformed children will inevitably change their environments.
Our three Cs distinguish us from other child sponsorship organizations. Christ Centered. Child Focused. Church Based.
Christ Centered: Children and families served through Compassion do not have to be Christians, but they are offered a clear presentation of the gospel.
As they experience God’s love in the physical world, many receive Christ and grow into healthy, educated, confident believers, ready to serve God and others in need.
Child Focused: Compassion believes extreme global poverty can be eradicated in our lifetime and is committed to helping whittle it away by serving the most vulnerable citizens — impoverished children.