If you've hung around here for any amount of time, you've probably figured out that I am super passionate about the work of Compassion.

I could talk all day about how great Compassion is (+ I often do as a Compassion Volunteer!) but in brief, Compassion is a unique, effective and overall stellar child development and mission organization. They are committed to holistically caring for the world's most vulnerable children, empowering the Church, and most importantly, to pointing people to the eternal hope found in Christ.

My family's Compassion story is a long one. It started with me begging my parents to sponsor a child on my behalf when I was 12-years-old. Today, I sponsor four kids of my own, and together, my family has been so blessed to see our global extended family of Compassion children grow to include many kids who we are so proud of and love dearly!

Meet my Compassion kids:

Happyness, Tanzania
This girl stole my heart from Day 1, and has made a trip to Tanzania #1 on my Bucket List. She has grown up so much since I first sponsored her in 2011 and I am so thankful for the joy that she is! You can read more about my journey with Happyness hereherehere and here.

Justine, Philippines
Upon coming home from the Philippines in the Fall of 2014, I was ravaged by my experiences in a particular community where we filmed True Story. This led me to sponsor a little boy named Johnrel, who eventually moved on from the Compassion program when his family's circumstances changed for the better. I now sponsor Justine, who lives in that same community, and this kid is stealing my heart with each passing day. Friends - what a blessing and a privilege it is that the Lord doesn't leave us helpless and overwhelmed, but invites us into His story of redemption.

Lili, Thailand

I began sponsoring this little one in 2016, out of a heart for girls in Thailand and a need for an excuse to travel there (just kidding - mostly). It was a bonus to discover that she shares my Chinese heritage and that her mom is a Chinese teacher... maybe she'll teach me. 

Lay, Philippines
I also started sponsoring Lay in 2016. Fun fact: She is from my parents' birthplace and her Compassion centre is down the road from where my parents got married!

Tatiana, Nicaragua

I began sponsoring Tatiana in 2018, when I spotted her at YC Alberta while speaking and representing Compassion there!

Consider sponsoring a child with Compassion today. Seriously, do it. It has changed my life in ways that I'm still trying to understand. I've been broken and made whole again in the most beautiful ways, and I've encountered our Creator in world-shaking ways.

Compassion has played such a beautiful part in my story, and I want it to in yours, too.

:: Read all the posts I've written about Compassion here.
:: Meet the rest of my family's extended Compassion family on my mama's blog, here.

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