I've always loved little kids. So, of course, it seemed natural to like the idea of Compassion CSPs. Honestly though, I didn't know much about them. However when I took the Compassion Advocates CSP call the other day, I got super excited! All the info about CSPs was just so inspiring and amazing and encouraging and exciting!
Compassion realized this and started to initiate early childhood development programs. They tested different prototypes to see what was successful and why. Finally in 2003, fourteen CSPs were launched.
When Compassion saw the success rate of the CSPs, they switched all of the trial early childhood development programs over to CSPs in 2007. And I am so excited to share that in January 2014, every one of the 26 countries that Compassion works in has a CSP!
Currently, the CSPs are ministering to over 28,500 babies and caregivers! One thousand and twenty-seven professions of faith in Jesus were reported in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. Just think about it. Now that these moms/caregivers are trusting in Jesus, their child(ren) are learning about Jesus at home and at the project. What an amazing thing!
There is so much more I could say about the CSP. But instead of rambling on, I want to ask you: Do you support or have you visited a CSP? What impact have you seen the CSP have in the lives of the moms and babies?
(all photos courtesy of: Compassion International)