An Organization is Only as Effective as…..

An organization is only as effective as the kernel of truth found in the heart of its leader.

In today’s post, I’d like to share the heart of Wess Stafford, CEO of Compassion International, with you.  So often we have a hard time trusting any organization because we don’t have true insight into its vision and effectiveness.  This video will take you straight into the heart of Compassion’s Vision.

Wess grew up in West Africa and lived there until he was 15.  His parents were missionaries stationed in the Ivory Coast.  He grew to love his brothers and sisters in the small village where they lived, often watching his friends die from disease and hunger.  He personally suffered as a child in West Africa in ways many of you might relate to.  I don't want to give out the details -- his story is compelling and you are missing a great read if you don't read his personal story.  You will be changed by reading his story in  Too Small to Ignore.

There is no doubt.  God has called Wess Stafford to serve the children of the world who live in poverty.  Because he has personally experienced the very situations children in third world countries daily face, no one is better equipped to understand the need -- no one is better equipped to design a plan to combat the disease of poverty.

The biggest blessing of all?  Wess understands that God called him to serve -- and he obeyed. He has no need to act out of compulsion nor does he seek the fame that visibility brings.  His motivation is each and every child who stares back into his eyes -- those eyes which reflect our Heavenly Father -- those eyes which have value and worth.

Now that you know a little more of his story -- here's a little piece of his heart.  An effective leader promotes an effective solution to a problem.  This video shows the kind of fruit produced by the effective ministry of Compassion International.

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