"Having Grant speak about and promote Compassion International was an easy decision for us. Everything we do is driven by the Great Commandment (love God and love others) and the Great Commission (make disciples of the nations). Compassion provides a platform for us to do both.”
“Grant is a great advocate and partner with Compassion. A true heart for our mission. Extremely professional. Great with the volunteers. And his Compassion presentation is top notch."
" I have been to countless concerts and heard the Compassion stories and was always afraid to actually sponsor. But something about Grant’s leadership last night generated a different atmosphere for me. Fear and hesitation were gone!"
“He is very funny and did not hold back his passionate challenging conviction that our students be engaged in Compassion’s necessary work. Grant’s time at the College was a real joy.”
“Whenever I sing or speak, I always plan to invite people to consider sponsoring a child through Compassion International. For me, that invitation offers the ideal response to everything I sing and speak about. That is: How can we show our gratitude for the amazing grace that God has lavished upon us?
Could it be by caring for one (or more!) of these beautiful kids? After all, they should not be seen as a religious duty, but as a holy privilege!
I first became a sponsor in 2000 back in Australia, of a six year old girl named Kirabo in Rwanda. I’m embarrassed to say it, but in the earlier stages of my journey as a sponsor, I cared very little for her. Even though I received Kirabo’s letters and prayers, I did not reciprocate. But over time, God used this connection to change me.
By the time Kirabo graduated from the program in 2015 – and after meeting her in 2009 – my view of what it means to be a sponsor and how transformative it can be – for both sponsor and sponsored – had really taken hold of me. My family and I have not been without the priceless connections of sponsorship through Compassion ever since. I can’t see that changing! And we are a lot more joyful (and more consistent) at remaining thoughtful, prayerful and corresponding by mail. As a result, all of my family – from the oldest (me) right down to my youngest (Casper) – have a growing desire to care for others.
I have seen the work of Compassion first hand ‘on the field’ in Thailand, Rwanda and The Dominican Republic. I have seen how Compassion work and the radical change that happens in the lives of children, their families and their communities when kids find sponsors – especially sponsors who really care, pray and write letters.
My experiences with Compassion have profoundly and irrevocably altered my faith and perspectives in ways that I need to share with anyone and everyone who hears me sing or teach.
Kirabo Sylvie Kibarigaju, aged 6 in 2000
Grant and wife Brooke meet Karibo in Rwanda in 2009
Kirabo in 2014, getting close to graduating from the Compassion program
Grant enjoying hanging out with Compassion kids in Thailand (2007) …
… in Rwanda (2009) …
… and the Dominican Republic (2014).
Grant & Brooke in Rwanda with their sponsored child Sandrine (2009)
“Grant’s ability to communicate the stories of Compassion’s children and our theological mandate to serve the poor has resulted in thousands of children and sponsors being connected. Compassion International is grateful for the ministry of Grant Norsworthy.”
"BRILLIANT! Exceptionally compelling and effective, and a guy who was very user-friendly to work with. I am personally grateful for Grant realigning, in my own mind, what is required to offer worship that is acceptable to God."
“Grant Norsworthy is an incredible communicator who has a unique ability to combine excellent speaking with heart-felt music. These abilities - coupled with his powerful, solid theology - make him a valuable addition for any event. I also appreciate his candor, compassion for God’s Word and his heart for ‘the least of these'.”
Grant’s original song “Rwanda” is inspired by experiences that occurred there. Please enjoy the song and its video slideshow of photographs captured during Grant and Brooke’s 2009 visit to Rwanda.