What the Church is achieving as the body of Christ is remarkable. The lives, families and communities you’ve impacted through Compassion sponsorship have contributed to the continuing decline in global poverty statistics. You are part of the solution!

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Ready, steady, wrap: 1 night to prepare 100 presents for 100 children

Marian had always dreamt of providing a feast and Christmas gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Jean. But money was just too tight.

“Sometimes we don’t even have food to eat since my husband’s income is little,” she explains.

 

Mother and daughter in Philippines

 

Her sister faced similar heartache. Through tears, 24-year-old Sunshine adds, “I just hoped I could give my son a Christmas gift someday, and the toys that he wanted.” 

The sisters were certain that Christmas 2015 would be the same as always for their family, with their usual dinner of dry noodles and sweet sticky rice. But they were in for a surprise!

The rural community of Pagsangahan, Quezon Province, in the Philippines, is so far-flung it has not been reached by internet. There is no network connection either, so people go about their daily routines without mobile phones.

Yet, the remote location didn’t stop Compassion responding to the needs of local children living in poverty. Compassion began partnering with Pagsangahan Baptist Church in April 2015 and nine months later, enabled them to hold a huge Christmas party for local children, giving many the opportunity to celebrate Christmas for the first time.

Communication is so difficult in the area, project director Jestoni only learnt he needed to buy each child a Christmas gift one day before the Christmas party.

 

Christmas in the Philippines

 

He says, “The remoteness of our town is our biggest challenge. I even need to travel for three hours on my motorbike to check my emails! When I found out about the gifts needed for the Christmas party, we only had one night to purchase, prepare and wrap enough for 100 children!”

But the staff pulled together! They worked through the night to make sure 100 gifts were wrapped and ready for the children. On the day of the party, volunteers arrived as early as 4am to begin cooking, all so children in this remote community could experience a Christmas party for the first time.


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  • Scotland

    Don Esson


    Telephone: 07740018891

    Email: DonE@compassionuk.org

    Locality: Scotland

  • Northern Ireland

    Tim Robertson


    Telephone: 07725949407

    Email: TimR@compassionuk.org

    Locality: Northern Ireland

  • Wales & South West England

    Tim Robertson


    Telephone: 07725949407

    Email: TimR@compassionuk.org

    Locality: Wales & South West England

  • Northern England

    Don Esson


    Telephone: 07740 018891

    Email: DonE@compassionuk.org

    Locality: Northern England

  • South East England

    Clare Hartley


    Telephone: 07795386709

    Email: ClareH@compassionuk.org

    Locality: South East England

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