From cook to accountant, pastor to tutor, it takes a community to run a Compassion project. Here, 9 project workers in Togo share their experiences in ministering to the children in their community.
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“I am the project accountant, but the most rewarding part of the job is when the kids have problems and they come to us, because we are here to help them.”
Justin, Project Coordinator
“My advice to other project coordinators is to remember that this is not a regular job. You are a minster of God and you should keep in mind that you are not just doing it for the children you are doing it for the Lord.”
“You see those children there? There are pastors among them, great evangelists among them. So children’s ministry is important and I do not joke about it because if we miss ministry to children, so we miss all the ministry.”
Nicholas, Healthcare Specialist
“Sometimes I’ll ask the children what they want to be when they grow up. And they say, “I want to become a doctor.” So I ask them why. And they tell me that every time they see me show up, wearing my white coat, they feel like they can be successful too.”
Sanyo, Project Director
This playground helps children to blossom. We wanted to find something that would enable them to have fun, apart from the lessons. I wish you could see how much the children love the playground. It’s very important to work with children … I always ask my volunteers, “In 10 years, what will be the impact of our work in the lives of these children?”
“This project has done a lot in the life of the children in the community. I think that without this project, most of our kids in the community would not have food and some wouldn’t have a place to sleep. Today, when I see the children, they shout, “Teacher! Teacher! Teacher!” even though I do not give them money, they listen. I teach them here and they shout my name and greet me.”
“Pastors, until Jesus comes back, let’s keep saving as many lives as we can. That’s all that matters. Never give up. Every moment you spend in front of the Lord is not in vain.”
Agent, Project Director/Coordinator
“The kids who come to church here don’t get the nutrition they need at home. This is the place where they get it. Some of the children will only eat half of their food so they can take it home and share with their brother or sister. It’s important for kids to get nutrition.”