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One sponsor, two brothers, countless words of impact
Holman was eight years old when Compassion partnered with a local church in his rural community in Nicaragua. A few months after he was registered, he learned he had a sponsor—and shortly after that, he received his first letter. His sponsor shared about his life and his faith journey and encouraged Holman and his family. He wrote regularly and always signed off the same way: with a Bible verse for Holman to read.
Sponsorship basics: What happens when my Compassion child graduates or leaves the program?
When your sponsor child graduates or leaves Compassion’s program, it is a significant moment in your sponsorship journey. It may stir up emotions or raise questions, all of which are important. This blog is your guide to navigating what may arise at the end of your sponsorship journey with a Compassion child. When it comes […]
Want to boost your impact as a sponsor? Write a letter!
in·del·i·ble (adjective) (a) that cannot be removed, washed away, or erased, (b) making marks that cannot easily be removed, (c) lasting, (d) unforgettable, memorable. (Merriam-Webster) When was the last time you tried to get permanent marker off something that it was not supposed to go on? Maybe you accidentally swiped it across your shirt when […]
8 people who play a key role in releasing a child from poverty
As a Compassion sponsor, you play a crucial role in releasing a child from poverty in Jesus’ name. You help ensure a child has the tools they need to thrive, as part of Compassion’s child sponsorship program. But as you might guess, there are so many people involved in a child’s development. As they say, […]
Ria’s story: Growing in confidence and in Christ
My name is Ria. I was born and raised in Baguio City, Philippines and I am a proud Compassion alumna. God has been faithful in my life and I am now able to give back as staff at Compassion Canada and as the sponsor of Roger, who is from the same Compassion centre where I […]
If you only knew: the complexity of our stories
Guest post by Compassion volunteer Andrea Nwabuike As a child of immigrants, I had the pleasure of attending my parents’ Canadian citizenship ceremony. I was an argumentative and strong-willed toddler so when the judge told me that my parents and I were all Canadians, I firmly disagreed. “I’m not Canadian, I’m Nigerian.” The judge tried […]
4 answers on exactly where your money goes when you sponsor a child
Have you ever wondered what happens to your money when you decide to sponsor a child? Or have you been sponsoring a child for years and were always curious about exactly where your money goes and what it’s doing? Well, continue to read on and learn about how sponsorship makes a practical difference for children […]
Receiving a letter from your sponsored child is a joy and a significant part of the relationship you have with them. It is why Compassion places so much value on that part of our program—it is important! Correspondence has always had an element of time to it as you wait for letters to be delivered, […]
Christmas in October? Why we think it’s okay to get festive this month
There are two types of people. For some, the mention of Christmas plans in October has them putting their fingers in their ears and exclaiming “la la la la!” to drown out the news that we are approaching the holiday season. For others, mentioning Christmas in October has them running to put on Christmas tunes […]
What are you thankful for? 5 Compassion kids count their blessings
In a world filled with uncertainties, suffering, poverty and all kinds of injustice, it starts to become difficult to find things to be thankful for. When our hearts are hurting from the brokenness we experience around us, our blessings are easily unseen—our lenses blurred. But if we clean the glass and take a second look, […]