Charity of the week: Compassion International
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.
Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.
Camp Barnabas started with the simple dream of a young girl with cancer, it now serves over 1,300 campers each summer around the United States. A place for children who have intellectual or physical challenges and/or chronic illnesses to be shown the love of Christ. A place for children who cannot attend a typical summer camp. Camp Barnabas is not typical, it is an incredible place where people come to just be kids at camp, a place where they are participants, not observers, in life.