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What letter writing is really all about

Letter writing might be a bit of a lost art—but letters really do have a positive impact on your Compassion child, even if you don’t realize it. Watch as Averil Shadd shares about the relationship she’s developed with Abner, her Compassion child from Nicaragua, and the difference she believes it makes in his life and […]

date: August 6, 2014
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FIFA World Cup writing resources!

For many kids in Compassion’s programs, soccer is more than just a game. It provides community and keeps kids motivated. Seeing others succeed gives children hope that they can, too. The FIFA World Cup is a great example of this. Not only is FIFA the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, but six countries Compassion […]

date: June 10, 2014
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Finding true love in a place of war

It’s my first time on African soil, but I feel strangely at home. Maybe it’s because home is where the heart is, and part of my heart is etched here in pen and ink. I’ve been writing to my sponsored child in Uganda for the last five years, and I’m eager to experience a piece […]

date: October 14, 2013
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Sandiele: from student to teacher

It’s no surprise that Sandiele grew up to be an English teacher. In 2006 she said she wanted to be a teacher, probably English, because she was fascinated with a world beyond her own. Sandiele’s curiosity with other cultures was nurtured by Compassion, and the teachers at her project made an impact on her. Sandiele […]

date: October 3, 2013
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The journey of a letter

You might not realize how important letter writing is to your child. Kids eagerly await their sponsor’s words of love and encouragement, reading them over and over to friends and family. But have you ever wondered how your letters actually get there? When Canadians mail their letters, they’re sent directly to our office in London, […]

date: August 28, 2013
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The ripple effect of a family gift

If you were to meet a villager in the community of Kathesh, Tanzania, chances are he or she would be a farmer. Compassion beneficiaries like Esther, Godfrey and Stefano come from families who farm. And through special gifts their sponsors have provided, benefits like improved housing and income-generating opportunities are rippling into the lives of their […]

date: August 6, 2013
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A translator’s story

Ever wondered who it is who translated your letters to your sponsored child? Meet Josiane Yanogo, one of our translators at Compassion Burkina Faso. Today, I watched a soccer match with a Canadian sponsor, learned about the work of a veterinarian in Australia and ate sushi on a Korean dinner table. I travelled all of […]

date: June 24, 2013
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What Was the Last Gift You Received?

What was the last gift you received? Was it a birthday present? Maybe you’d forgotten it was your special day until someone surprised you, and their kindness and thoughtfulness brightened your smile all afternoon. Perhaps it was a different kind of gift; maybe you were having a bad day and a card or treat was […]

date: September 10, 2012
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How Can I Pray for My Child?

“Give us this day our daily bread…” This simple line nestled in the middle of the Lord’s Prayer is comforting and familiar. But the notion of daily bread is often overlooked in a culture where food is as available as it is plentiful. There’s food on the table, clothing on our backs, money in our […]

date: September 6, 2012
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Are Letters Really That Important?

Letter writing is a bit of a lost art. Let’s face it – most of us would rather send a short email or a quick text than spend time fashioning our thoughts and writing them out. Letters seem to have lost their relevance in our fast-paced, electronic world. It’s too bad, really. There’s something thrilling […]

date: September 5, 2012
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