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All You’ve Ever Wanted to Ask a (Former) Sponsored Child

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Reflections of a sponsored child: Your event invitation

This FREE event is your unique chance to hear directly from a former sponsored child on exactly what’s it’s really like on the receiving end of Compassion’s’ child sponsorship program.

Coming to New Zealand in June for the first time ever, Keewani Cook is an inspirational Filipino speaker with a powerful story of how her life was transformed through the sponsorship.

When a vulnerable child has hope, their life can be different. At Tearfund we believe their whole outlook for the future can be transformed. And who better to share that life story than a person who was sponsored as a child?

We’d love you to join us as Keewani speaks at one of the several events and church services across the North Island.

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All You’ve Ever Wanted to Ask a (Former) Sponsored Child

Monday 17th June

Auckland in person: 7 pm (Doors open 6:45 pm)


You’re invited to a very unique event as Keewani joins fellow Filipinas Ariane and Joyce, who were also sponsored as children. They will be part of the Auckland in-person event, sharing their stories.

Each one grew up in poverty in the Philippines and had limited options - until they were registered in the Compassion sponsorship programme. How their lives have changed is inspirational.

Bring a friend and join us in person or online, for a fun and inspiring evening. You’ll hear their experiences firsthand and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

For those able to join us in Auckland, there will be delicious desserts (including some Filipino treats) and refreshments.

About Keewani Cook  
With a genuine heart for people and a strong desire to provide help and healing, Keewani Vallejo Cook thrives in her work as a physical therapist. She travels to share her compelling testimony. 

Keewani Cook

Born into abject poverty in the Philippines, Keewani’s childhood was difficult and heartbreaking. Her family moved frequently due to their inability to pay rent, and there was rarely enough food to go around. They lost family members to treatable medical conditions, all because they could not afford healthcare when it was needed. Life was hard, and she couldn’t imagine a way out of the hopelessness. 
When Keewani was seven years old, she was invited to participate in Compassion International’s child development programme through a church in her community. With the love, support, and care she received from her sponsors and the Compassion programme staff, her life began to dramatically change. Hope grew in her heart as she experienced God’s great love and learned that He had a plan for her life and future.  
Compassion sponsorship made it possible for Keewani to receive an education and advanced university degrees, which released her from the poverty she grew up in. Her family came to know the Lord and launched a children's ministry in their own backyard directly impacting young people in their community and helping to spread the word of God. 
Keewani is a powerful speaker who loves to inspire people to grow in their relationship with the Lord. She speaks passionately about the power of prayer, faith without limits, discovering God’s will, obedience to God, and the compassion of Jesus. 
Keewani and her husband, Terry, live in Dallas, Texas. 

Kiwi’s story:  

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