During our second day in Riobamba, we visited - and learned a lot more about - the Child Development Sponsorship Program (CDSP). We also learned at the beginning of the trip that Compassion is "big" on acronyms. *wink* Compassion International partners with local churches around the world who reach out to children in poverty in their communities with practical help and the hope of the gospel. As we met with the pastor of the church which runs the Compassion center in Riobamba, I was overjoyed to hear his commitment to the children AND the gospel. He spoke of their church's mission to reach the families in the community for Christ, by first reaching their children with care.