Compassion International

Why Compassion? Spirit West Coast ministers around the world



Since the very first Spirit West Coast in 1997, the Festival has been a ministry partner with the Christian child development organization, Compassion International. Compassion ministers to children in Third World countries by providing food, clothing, education and Christian ministry on a child-by-child basis.


Each year at Spirit West Coast, attendees are asked to sponsor a child, which directly connects the sponsor with a little boy or girl in a poor country of the world.






The small monthly support about $38 literally changes the life of a little boy or girl physically, and by exposing them to the Gospel their young lives are changed spiritually.


Many artists who have, or are appearing – Tenth Avenue North, Michael W. Smith, Disciple, Seventh Day Slumber, MercyMe (and others), not only sponsor children themselves, but encourage others to do so. Since 1997 Spirit West Coast attendees have sponsored almost 11,000 children around the world. Change a life forever and extend the ministry of Spirit West Coast around the world by sponsoring a child through Compassion International.


To find out more about Compassion International and how to sponsor your own little boy or girl, click here.