Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville is seeking sponsors for its upcoming “A Christmas of Compassion,” Dec. 9-13, highlighting the important work of Stadia and Compassion International. The event will feature an indoor ice skating rink, theatrical performances on Friday and Saturday, an outdoor Nativity, beautiful lights, free treats, and a concert featuring professional Christian artist Geoff Moore.
Compassion International is also sending its Compassion Experience unit to allow people to experience what life is like in some of these communities.
Heritage’s goal is to raise funds to start two new churches in Ecuador and to see 200 children sponsored. The church is seeking local sponsors to cover the cost of the event so every dollar raised during the five-day event in December will benefit the church plant and sponsoring children through Compassion International.
Since 2010, Stadia, the most effective church planting ministry in North America, has partnered with Compassion International, the most effective child sponsorship ministry in the world. Through this partnership, 90 churches have been planted and over 17,000 children in poverty stricken areas of South America have received food, clean water, medical care, educational opportunities, important life-skills training, age-appropriate Bible teaching and encouragement to build a relationship with God.
“Imagine the impact this event can have,” said Rick Olson, project manager. “According to an independent study, Compassion-sponsored children are 50-80 percent more likely to graduate from college, 35 percent more likely to have white-collar jobs, and 30-75 percent more likely to become community leaders. Christmas is a time of compassion. God, in His great compassion, sent His Son into this world to bring us hope. Through your sponsorship, you can help bring hope to parts of our world that are in desperate need of hope. We hope you will consider joining with us in the great cause.”
To obtain a sponsor form and learn more about ways to support this event, visit www.heritagechristian.org or the church’s Facebook page.
Heritage is at the corner of Redwine Road and Bernhard Road in Fayetteville.