International (CMP) — April 26 is Compassion Sunday, a day for churches across America to share the Bible’s message of caring for those in need and to give people the opportunity to sponsor a child. But even more than that, it’s a day when churches in America come together in solidarity with churches in the developing world.
Compassion International partners exclusively with churches in countries like Ghana, Haiti, and the Philippines who are reaching out with the hope of the gospel to their communities, and caring for the needs of children in poverty.
When you host a Compassion Sunday, you’re giving children in poverty a chance to receive the physical, spiritual, and emotional care they need. You’re also giving people in your local church the opportunity to care for a child in need through a local church in that child’s community.
For some in your church, it may be the first time they have heard about Compassion, and they won’t be ready to sponsor a child just yet. But others might be wanting to do something but not quite sure how to get started.
Why Should You Do Compassion Sunday?
On Compassion Sunday, you can give them that little push to take a step they have been meaning to take for months or even years. They’ll be able to trace their sponsorship back to the decision to host a Compassion Sunday event. Who knows? Maybe one day they will host a Compassion Sunday of their own.
Although you will make a big difference in the lives of others, hosting a Compassion Sunday isn’t hard. It’s three simple things:
- Get your pastor’s permission.
- Make a short presentation and show the video featured below.
- Invite people to visit your sponsorship table in the lobby to find a child they can sponsor.