April 5, 2021
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One of the first to join Compassion International’s Fill The Stadium initiative was New York Times bestselling author Randy Alcorn.
Alcorn has written more than fifty books, including “Heaven,” “The Treasure Principle,” and the award-winning novel “Safely Home.” His books have sold more than ten million copies and have been translated into more than seventy languages. Alcorn recently offered ten biblical reasons why Christians should give to causes like Fill The Stadium .
Almost $24 million has been raised in the first half of the Fill The Stadium initiative, aiding nearly 48,000 children and their families living in extreme poverty in the wake of COVID-19. In addition, over 40 professional athletes and national leaders have personally joined the Fill The Stadium lead team to help save children in crisis in the developing world.
Joining Randy Alcorn in leadership roles for Fill The Stadium efforts are such standout professional athletes as Nick Foles, professional football MVP quarterback; Adam Engel of the Chicago White Sox; Nick Ahmed of the Arizona Diamondbacks; Alyssa Naeher of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team; Jordy Nelson, former professional wide receiver; Carson Palmer, former professional quarterback; Devin and Jason McCourty, defensive backs of New England; Nate Solder of the New York Giants; Jaccob Slavin of the Carolina Hurricanes; Brock Huard, FOX Sports Broadcaster and former professional quarterback, and many others.
In this era of coronavirus, “We are all experiencing the reality of empty stadiums,” says the Fill The Stadium team. “It’s why this effort so desperately needs a caring, prayerful and thoughtful community to join together in this needed relief.”
Founded in 1952,Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 8,000 churches in 25 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 2 million babies, children and young adults. Its child sponsorship program has been validated through independent, empirical research.
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