Over the past thirty years, Dr. Betty Weatherby and David, her husband, have sponsored children through Compassion Canada. Last month they were able to join this ministry on an exposure trip to El Salvador with the intent to visit Jonathan, a child whom they have been sponsoring for the last three years. They discovered that God had so much more in mind for them.
“We experienced a ministry that is rooted in Christ,” said Dr. Weatherby. “God is bringing change to this beautiful country as children and their parents are empowered to dream and believe that the cycle of poverty can be broken through Compassion Canada.”
As they visited homes and toured projects, they met “transformed” people and “saw hope alive in the midst of circumstances and poverty that we usually see only in pictures or at a distance.”
While in the country, the Weatherbys learned that the child that they had sponsored for nearly ten years is currently in university.
“That is very rewarding,” said Dr. Weatherby. “Parents that we met spoke with gratitude of the difference these Compassion projects are making in the lives of their children.”
As they travelled the country of El Salvador, the Weatherbys saw how “God is using the church and her worship as change agents in a very broken world.”
Deeply affected by this experience in ways that will continue to unfold, David and Betty Weatherby left clearly knowing that God wanted them to sponsor another child in addition to Jonathan. They are now sponsors of three-year-old Katherine.