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Compassion to El Salvador

Oct 31, 2019

The latest community project request comes from Compassion International in Colorado Springs. Compassion is a long-serving organization whose mission and vision is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Compassion’s three-cord approach is to be: Christ Centered, Church Based and Child Focused. With that in mind, Compassion’s development work with children around the world aims to be holistic in its approach. Matt Pirmann, whose father (Wayne) once helped Soccer Chaplains United, and now works for Compassion, recently reached out to request soccer balls.

Compassion in El Salvador has recently engaged in sports development as part of its youth development strategy. We will be taking a few professional women’s soccer players to see Compassion’s development centers and programs addressing children living in the most extreme poverty. They will also have a chance to spend time with coaches and players participating in soccer as part of the sports development programs.

Matt Pirmann, Compassion International
Matt Pirmann

Matt, himself, recently returned from leading a trip to El Salvador where he was touring sponsors to get “eyes on” the way that their child sponsorships are having an impact.

I was just down in El Salvador last week co-leading a Sponsor Tour and played with one of the teams last week a little ad hoc as part of the sponsor visit to that particular development center. Short story – our centers and the teams (the centers that have them) are short on balls.

Matt, talking on the need for their centers to have soccer balls for the children

Compassion’s team will feature professional female players from the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) touring the centers in El Salvador. The balls will be part of the team’s ability to hand out and spend time with the children in play.

Compassion’s request is the 10th project for 2019 and the first time we have supported a project for El Salvador.

Remember, when you support Soccer Chaplains United a portion of your gift automatically goes to help projects and requests like this one for Compassion International. You can give specifically to help cover our costs by making a gift through PushPay — simply select Community from the selectable funds. Your financial gift helps us purchase new soccer equipment, sponsor individuals or organizations, and to cover associated costs of providing Bibles, soccer equipment, and other outreach tools locally and around the world!

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