I'm thankful that, through Compassion, I can come alongside other moms and watch children in need have the opportunity to dream big with great hope for the future.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) January 21, 2016
Three passionate blogging moms will travel to Ecuador, Jan. 30 - Feb. 4, with Compassion International to experience life among some of the world’s poorest children. Their tween sons will accompany the women on a six-day journey to the South American cities of Quito and Otavalo. The trip will reveal the real life stories of children enrolled in Compassion’s holistic child development-through-sponsorship programs.
To date, more than 7,800 children living in poverty have found caring sponsors through the efforts of Compassion bloggers. Each day, the mother-son duos will visit Compassion child development centers and nearby poverty-stricken areas in Quito and Otavalo. Through stories and captivating photos and videos, the writers will share their personal encounters with the realities of extreme poverty on their blogs:
- Ashley Ann Campbell and son, Corbett, of Broken Arrow, Okla., blogs at ashleyannphotography.com/blog/.
- Shannan Martin and son, Calvin, of Goshen, Ind., blogs at flowerpatchfarmgirl.com/.
- Ruth Simons and son, Caleb, of Los Ranchos, N.M., blogs at gracelaced.com/.
"Once you become a mom, you no longer see a child as just a child. You see every child through the powerful lens of motherhood,” said Campbell. “I'm thankful that, through Compassion, I can come alongside other moms and watch children in need have the opportunity to dream big with great hope for the future. I'm equally thankful for all that wells up within my own kids as they forge relationships through the letters and pictures they exchange with kids from around the globe.”
"As Compassion sponsors for almost a decade, we have watched our Compassion kids flourish despite hardship," Martin said. "The purity of their faith has shown us the fine line between suffering and hope, reminding us to lean heavy toward our need for Jesus. Though our offering is small compared to what we've gained, it's enough to widen our circle and make us all family. I'm so excited to see first-hand the redemption at work through Compassion in Ecuador."
Follow the bloggers’ trip at compassionbloggers.com/trips/ecuador2016/.
ABOUT COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Compassion partners with more than 6,900 churches in 26 countries to release over 1.7 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 13 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. For more information on the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow them on Twitter at @compassion.