Monday, October 10, 2011

Volunteers and Education

One of the most amazing parts of the Compassion Child Development Center Program is that it is basically volunteer-run. The volunteers are incredibly well-trained teachers who love God and love children. At the first center we visited I was watching the teacher of the youngest children and wondering how they got such a quality teacher to work there and how they paid her. When I asked and learned she was a volunteer I was floored. I don't know what they do in their training, but it is working! These volunteers are amazing! I am sure you are wishing you had them to work with you in your church/charity!

I suspect that the reason they are so amazing is because of what they are committed to: helping release children and their families from poverty. Many of the volunteer teachers are parents or grandparents of the children attending the centers. They see the difference Compassion has made in their child's/grandchild's life and want to be part of it.

What a lovely reflection of God's love! Thank you, God, for these lovely people who are committed to You and Your work through Compassion, the Child Development Centers, and the local churches.

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