Compassion. A movement. A calling. A cause. A people.
Compassion is global, reflecting the beautiful diversity of God's kingdom, and their mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus' name.
The etymology of the word compassion stems from the Latin com meaning "with, together" and the Latin pati "to suffer." Compassion literally means to suffer with.
Compassion, suffering with another person, combines sympathy with an active response or a desire to help. Because we have compassion, we want to act and lessen someone else's suffering. This desire to act is what differentiates compassion from empathy, understanding or sharing the feelings of others.
This year, as we partner with Compassion International, we want to extend the opportunities in fighting poverty by working with their child sponsorship program.
In every Hero Academy kit, we will be providing sponsor applications to make it simple and accessible for families to sponsor a child in need.
More information will be given soon as we get closer to Hero Academy launch.