Tell Us Your Story

Wess Stafford, president of Compassion International, wants to hear your story.

In his words…

Do you remember the words and kind acts that encouraged you when you were young? Who was the adult that spoke into your life? Hopefully, they spoke words of love and acceptance that encouraged you to explore an interest or talent that is uniquely yours.

A life can be launched with as little as a single phrase, an uplifting word or an act of kindness. Think of the impact we could make if we were to become more intentional about encouraging the children around us!

The words of adults quickly take root in the fertile soil of a child’s spirit…

Wess wants you to tell him about that adult who changed your life for the better with their words or actions. He wants to know about that teacher who called you an artist and so you became one. Or what about that neighbor who called you beautiful and, well, you haven’t stopped feeling that way. Did your mom or dad or Sunday school teacher or coach forever impact your life for good?


Wess will choose some stories for inclusion in a book meant to inspire big people to inspire little ones. Some stories may also be reprinted in Compassion’s magazine for sponsors. Again, from Wess:

Will you join our campaign to motivate adults to deliberately bless the children in their lives? We’re gathering stories from across the world to powerfully demonstrate that children are indelibly shaped by the words and actions of adults.

By simply sharing our true life stories through various media channels, I believe we will challenge and inspire others to actively invest in the lives of children!


There are four ways to tell Wess your story:

Here’s a video from Wess talking about the “Tell Us Your Story” movement. Thanks in advance for telling your story and asking others to do the same!