#Ash17 - Compassion
At Ashburnham 2017 we are teaming up with four outstanding organisations who will be equipping and inspiring each of us to make a difference.
You simply can’t get away from it in the Bible – the Father’s amazing grace! From Genesis to Revelation you see the heart of God for those who face injustice. The poor, the marginalised, the refugee, the last, the least and the lost! At Compassion, our ministry is about releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. There are still 400,000,000 children that need a breakthrough. If we can create an environment where these children can discover Christ’s love and also get nutritional, educational, social and health benefits, we find that they cross the line and become the change-makers to lift their own families and communities out of poverty. Like Newfrontiers, we believe that the best catalyst for change is the local church. That’s why Compassion works with over 7,000 churches in 26 developing nations to facilitate the development of currently 1.8 million children.
Recently a number of pastors from New Ground and Commission travelled with me to Kenya where they saw first-hand the incredible difference that local churches are making in their communities in partnership with Compassion. As a result, some of these UK churches have partnered and, through the sponsorship of individuals, hundreds of families are getting a hope and a future. Recently in Ethiopia I was at a church of 2,000 that 6 years ago was only 200. The church grew as the love of Christ was demonstrated and children and families came into the Kingdom. Time and again I see the local church thriving with the support of Compassion and the investment of loving sponsors. Ecclesiastes 4:9 says ‘Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour’ That’s the power of synergy. We can do more together in partnership than we can on our own.
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