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Sienna sits in her bedroom, drawing a picture to accompany a letter to her Compassion child, Praise.

Struggle no more: Letter writing made easy!

Your letter writing struggles solved—and letter templates for you to copy! One of the most unique and beautiful parts of child sponsorship is the opportunity to build a relationship with the child you sponsor through letter writing. But many sponsors find it difficult to write for a wide variety of reasons. It can be hard […]

date: August 2, 2018
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What my sponsor means to me

Living across the world from your sponsored child, you might find yourself asking, “Is my support really making a significant difference?” You may receive letters that don’t give a lot of detail, and you can’t see the effect your support is having firsthand. Well, let us tell you something: Your relationship with your sponsored child […]

date: July 6, 2018
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A young boy wearing a black shirt smiles in front of a green and white wall

The right letter at the perfect time

As a sponsor, your encouraging words mean more than you may ever know. Twice a week, staff from the Tabernáculo Bíblico Bautista Church in Majucla, El Salvador, bring meals and teaching materials in a pickup truck to the neighbouring town of Montreal, El Salvador. On one particular day, the staff found something unexpected. As soon […]

date: June 14, 2018
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An older man stands at a child center surrounded by kids and leaders.

An amazing meeting that was 14 years in the making

When Andrews Ronaldo was 6 years old, a prayer began to brew in his young heart. Little did he know that one day, 14 years later, it would be spectacularly answered. Although Andrews grew up in a loving family in Peru, they struggled under the weight of extreme poverty. With six children to feed and lack […]

date: May 3, 2018
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Aklobessi, girl, child, wearing a blue shirt, brown skirt, small earrings, smiles as she is playing, play time, play, sliding down the slide outside at the center on the playground equipment.

How does Compassion protect sponsored children from abuse?

People living in extreme poverty are some of the most vulnerable people on the planet. They often are in desperate need of basic necessities, they often lack a public voice to speak up for their rights, and they often don’t know their rights or what recourse they have when those rights are violated. Children in […]

date: April 27, 2018
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A young girl from Togo, in an ornate green dress, reads a letter from her sponsor.

Why do my sponsored child’s letters sound the same?

It can be disappointing if your sponsored child hasn’t responded to your questions or even mentioned the letter you sent. Here’s why this could be happening, plus handy tips to prevent it. Before we get to the tips, it might be helpful to understand the context that letters are written in and the cultural differences […]

date: April 20, 2018
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A boy and his sponsor are smiling together. They are standing together outside in front of the trees. The woman has blonde hair and the little boy is wearing a straw hat.

Do children have more than one sponsor?

Have you ever wondered if your sponsorship really is one-to-one? Christianity Today recently published an article on American perceptions of child sponsorship. Though a recent study by Grey Matter Research showed that 87 per cent of Americans were familiar with child sponsorship, it also showed that many didn’t understand it. Some were skeptical—thinking sponsorship is […]

date: March 14, 2018
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This missionary to Bolivia uses his travels to bless Compassion children

We love that we are able to be part of the ministry of so many amazing Canadians! Here is one of your stories that inspired us this year. Alex Muir is a missionary with Pioneers Canada, and he travels several times a year to distribute solar-powered audio Bibles to remote villages in Bolivia. He and […]

date: March 1, 2018
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A girl stands at the top of a set of stairs overlooking city. She's holding pink bag full of paper and letters.

Where do you keep your letters?

Children treasure the letters you write to them. They are a foundation of encouragement and hope in their lives. Don’t believe us? Check out where a few sponsored children from around the world keep their letters! In a collage above my bed “For my birthday, my mom put my sponsors’ letters and pictures on the […]

date: February 14, 2018
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Shakul—the story behind the striking face

His sparkling blue eyes first capture your attention, drawing you in. Then you notice the bold streak of light-coloured skin on his forehead and his lighter hands. His appearance is striking. You may recall a photo that we shared of this boy on Instagram. Meet Shakul. Born in rural Uganda to young, unmarried parents, his […]

date: January 2, 2018
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