There are a lot of non-profit organizations doing a lot of good things in our world.
Our world needs people doing good things.
But just doing good things is not enough.
The reason I continue to support Compassion International is because of their commitment to partner with local churches in the 25 countries where they are working to release children from poverty in Jesus' name.
A couple of years ago, I read a book called Mission Drift by Chris Horst and Peter Greer. There are many non-profit organizations that started as Christian organizations. But over the years, many have drifted from their initial mission to become more 'politically correct'.
This is unfortunate.
Any organization can go somewhere and give people clothing, food, clean water, etc.
But without the hope of Jesus, people have no eternal hope.
If a Compassion child leaves the program, the local church is still there.
If Compassion has to pull its resources from a particular project, the local church is still there.
If Compassion has to pull its resources from a country, the local churches are still there.
The local church is a pivotal part of a sponsored child's participation in Compassion's program.
We have had children leave the program.
We have had children at centers that have had to close.
We have had children in India where Compassion had to stop working.
In each of these cases, I have found comfort knowing that the local church is still there, sharing the Gospel with each and every child, family member, and community member.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." - Matthew 28:19-20
Will you share the hope of Jesus by sponsoring a child today?