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Meeting Kidist

If you could make one wish, what would it be? When you find out you get to make a wish—any wish—it’s hard to pinpoint the one thing you’ve always yearned for. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the summer of 2015 before my grade eleven year of high school. Because of the particular type […]

date: July 23, 2017
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How does sponsorship help a child mentally?

A child’s development isn’t hinged on one aspect of growth—like physical health or emotional stability. Poverty doesn’t just attack one area of a child’s life. To help a child break free from poverty, we need to address every aspect of a child’s development. Cognitive—or mental—development is one of those areas. Many of the children we […]

date: June 1, 2017
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How does sponsorship help kids emotionally?

In our previous post, we talked about what it means to meet a child’s physical needs. Ensuring a child’s body is healthy is vital to their growth and development. But just as a plant needs more than water to thrive, a child needs more than physical nourishment to reach their fullest potential. Poverty places children […]

date: May 4, 2017
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An Indian girl holds a letter up to show the camera. She smiles and leans against a blue wall

How do you say goodbye to a child you never met?

On my desk, there’s a picture of a family in Togo, a small country in West Africa. In that picture, a man and woman stand in front of a home with their four children gathered around them. But there should be five children. Akouvi is missing from the photo. I began sponsoring her when she […]

date: March 10, 2017
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My sponsor is my friend.

It’s amazing how close a child can become with her sponsor through letters. Receiving letters encourages children, educates them and, above all, makes them feel loved and important. That’s what has happened between 11-year-old Yelissa in the Dominican Republic and her sponsor, Blandina, in Germany. When Yelissa was born, her whole household rejoiced at a […]

date: February 13, 2016
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Letter writing in three easy steps

One of the best ways to impact your Compassion children is to write to them. Letters from sponsors tell children that they matter and that someone cares for them—which is a big deal if you live in an environment that continually tells you to give up. But we know it can be hard to get […]

date: August 7, 2015
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80 ideas for writing your Compassion child

The relationship you build with your Compassion child through letter writing is crucial in helping meet your child’s needs. Your letters can inspire him to study harder at school, to be more confident in his relationships, and to draw closer to God. Over and over, graduates from our Child Sponsorship Program point to your letters and prayers […]

date: August 5, 2015
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What difference is your sponsorship really making?

You’ve heard us talk about how sponsorship changes lives. You’ve watched videos about Compassion children who’ve grown up to become leaders in their communities. You’ve read about moms whose babies were saved because the church came to their aid. These stories bring a great deal of joy, but have you ever wondered, “Is that what […]

date: May 12, 2015
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How can we celebrate our Compassion children?

We love to celebrate the special people in our lives—our spouses and children, our friends and family—not just for their achievements, but who they are. But how can we celebrate our Compassion children in the same way? Watch as Averil Shadd shares how giving a monetary birthday gift allows her to celebrate her Compassion child […]

date: February 11, 2015
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The Impact of an Exposure Trip

Visiting your Compassion child can be a life-changing experience. Hear from Lisa Braun, one of our Volunteer Advocates, about her recent Exposure Trip to Ecuador. How long have you been a sponsor? My family has sponsored children through Compassion for about eight years, although we’ve always sponsored a child during our 25 years of marriage. […]

date: October 1, 2014
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