Joining God

In 2019, our global family joined God on an incredible journey: to impact over 2 million children worldwide.

Letter from Jimmy
President and CEO,
Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado

This year, we’ve leaned more heavily than ever before into a phrase that changes the way we think, act and work—“Joining God.” It has transformed how we operate, how we interact with our global Compassion family, and how we champion other organizations, partnerships and people around us.

Releasing children from poverty is why we exist, but Compassion didn’t release a single child in 2019. God did. It was God working through the frontline church. It was God working through the committed supporter. It was God working through the strategic partnership. We had the incredible honor of connecting people together, and now we get to tell those stories.

Meet
Bethelhem

Bethelhem was born to create. From a very young age, God gave her a passion for math, a community of encouragement, and an opportunity to attend primary, secondary, and university studies through Compassion’s support. She is now a civil engineer at a large bottling and manufacturing plant for a major international beverage brand.

Math Wiz

Age 7

Bethelhem

Civil Engineer

Age 28

God empowered a group of people all over the world to encourage Bethelhem’s dreams: the church, her pastor, Compassion volunteers, her sponsor, her mom, her teacher, her friends.

Bethelhem

Math Wiz

Age 7

Civil Engineer

Age 28

God empowered a group of people all over the world to encourage Bethelhem’s dreams: the church, her pastor, Compassion volunteers, her sponsor, her mom, her teacher, her friends.

Microsoft: Leading by
Example

Microsoft is leading the way. And not just in technology. They’re showing us that their expertise, no matter how different it is from child development, can impact a child’s life.

Microsoft provided the infrastructure to build an app to gather information vital to running Compassion, multiplying the amount of time that staff have to do what they love: empower children to leave poverty behind.

Leading by
Example

Microsoft is leading the way. And not just in technology. They’re showing us that their expertise, no matter how different it is from child development, can impact a child’s life.

In 2019, Microsoft provided the infrastructure to build an app to gather information vital to running Compassion, multiplying the amount of time that staff have to do what they love: empower children to leave poverty behind.

Our Global
Family

In 2019, we’ve been inspired by passionate people all over the world. Every person’s role looks a little different, but it’s what we are being invited into that connects us together. Here’s a snapshot of what our global family looks like.

2,100,898

Children

7565

Frontline Churches

104,676

Volunteers

3636

Team Members

1625718

Supporters

17147

Supporting Churches

25

Program Countries

14

Fundraising Countries

2,100,898

Children

7,565

Frontline Churches

104,676

Volunteers

3,636

Team Members

1,625,718

Supporters

17,147

Supporting Churches

25

Program Countries

14

Fundraising Countries

The
Future

As we look towards the future, our desire is simple: To see more children reached and to improve how we serve our global family. Dig deeper into the annual report to learn how we’re preparing to do this.

2019 Annual Report

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