Recently as a church (in Australia) we hosted our annual “Compassion Sunday” and took yet another opportunity to focus our attention on the miraculous work of Compassion child sponsorship worldwide. We have been in partnership with Compassion for over two decades and in this time have seen over 85,000 children sponsored by individuals and families within our congregation, and also through our various conferences including our most recent Worship & Creative Conference where another 171 were sponsored.
The amazing praise report from this year’s Compassion Sunday effort is that another 908 children found sponsorship. Another 908 children – whose families live within the harshness and limiting constrictions of poverty – will be given tangible assistance, help and a sense of hope for the future. Compassion were thrilled with the weekend, and are so grateful for the ongoing generosity and faithfulness of the people of Hillsong Church. Compassion even remarked that their phones were running hot for the next few days.
So thank you, Hillsong Church, for responding with empathy and generous hearts once again. The Word of God says – ‘The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.” (Proverbs 11:24 MSG). May you be blessed and enlarged as you live to bless others, and may all these newly sponsored families sense that there really is a God in heaven who has heard their cry for assistance.
With love and gratitude,
Bobbie (on behalf of Brian and our church leadership).