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Compassion International

Make a Difference

Despite a global pandemic, God is doing extraordinary things in other parts of the world and you can help make a difference in the life of a child in poverty. We are excited to continue our partnership with Compassion International, which pairs someone like yourself with a child in another part of the world who is living on less than $2 a day.

Start The Compassion Journey

Try the Compassion Journey

Journey through the true story of poverty and hope. This year, Compassion is offering an online Compassion Journey where you’ll watch special messages from Pastor Tim and Pastor Lydia, and follow the video story of a real person who found hope through Compassion.

Start the Compassion Journey

How Sponsorship Works

Sponsor a Child Today

Ways to Get Involved

Try the Compassion Journey

This free event is available online, from the comfort of your own home starting on Sunday, September 27. We encourage you to take this journey—open your eyes to what God is doing in other parts of the world and learn how you can be a part. At the end of the Compassion Journey you’ll have the opportunity to say "yes" to making a difference in a child’s life through sponsorship.

Register Today

Sponsor a Child

Through Compassion, you can sponsor a child living in Guatemala where we have global partners working and collaborating with Compassion. You can text "LIFE" to 83393 and you will be matched with a child in need of a sponsor, or you can browse the list of Compassion children. 

Sponsor a Child Today

Compassion's Holistic Approach

Through a relationship with a local church and a caring sponsor, a child is able to discover his or her true value.


That unlocks the potential within their heart.


To defeat illiteracy and provide critical skills.


To protect against malnutrition.

Health Care

To fight back against disease and sickness.

Spiritual Guidance

Christ-centered through a local church.

Recreation Activities

That protect from crime and violence and danger.

The Gospel

To overcome fear and hopelessness.

You Can Make a Difference

Sponsor a Child Today!

Our Partnership

There is a special connection between our partners in Guatemala and Compassion International’s ministry in Guatemala. In 2018 we formally began partnering with Eddy Xicay in central Guatemala, and Edgar and Eliu Morales in western Guatemala. Together, Pastor Edgar and his son Eliu serve impoverished families in rural western Guatemala. They run a water filtration business that provides them resources with which they can provide food, hygiene classes, and rides to the doctor to those who are in most need in their community. They also share the love of Jesus with these neighbors; they have planted one church, and are beginning to plant another church in their home.

In addition, Eliu consults with a number of churches in the area which are seeking to reach out to their communities. He has had a long-time consulting relationship with Camino al Cielo Church, which hosts a Compassion program.

First Pres members have the opportunity to sponsor Guatemalan kids through Compassion. We’ve worked with Compassion to identify those kids in need of a sponsor who are served at the Camino al Cielo Center, and other nearby centers. When we are able to do mission trips again, you will have the opportunity not only to meet your Compassion child, but also to gain a perspective of what God is doing in that community.

Questions? Get in Touch!