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A tutor, Debora, helps a young boy, her student, with a letter he is composing in his notebook.

Behind the scenes of child letters

Do you ever wonder when and where the child you sponsor writes their letters to you? Why their letters are form letters or sometimes sound repetitive? What kind of information they like to hear from you? We went straight to the source and asked the most common questions about child letters to the people who help […]

date: October 25, 2018
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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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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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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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7 questions about Christmas at Compassion

Here at Compassion Canada we are busily preparing for Christmas. It is the most exciting time of year for us as we envision what awaits the nearly 2 million Compassion-assisted children. We know how important it is for children and their sponsors to share in Christmas celebrations—even though we live so far apart. With the […]

date: October 19, 2017
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Tips to write a great Christmas card to your Compassion child

One of the most amazing aspects of your sponsorship of a child through Compassion is the way you get to speak courage, hope and love into his or her life. Your messages mean more than you most likely know. Maria, an 11-year-old from Peru, turned to her sponsor’s letters for hope and encouragement when her […]

date: August 24, 2017
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My favourite thing my sponsor has written me…

You want to write your Compassion child, but you’re not sure what to say. Have you ever felt that way? Children are so excited to receive letters from their sponsors, and they treasure your words—no matter how simple. “It takes one word to turn a child’s life around,” says Compassion Ghana director Padmore Baffour Agyapong. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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