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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.
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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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
5 life-changing letter writing tips for you
Share this video! Share on Facebook | Share on Instagram ____ Along the path outside her home that leads to the local church, six-year-old Fortune regularly saw her peers excitedly walking home, a treasured letter from their sponsor clutched in their hands. She longed to know what it felt like to receive a letter from […]
We stopped sharing sponsored children’s full names. Here’s why.
If you sponsor a child, you’ve probably noticed some updates this fall. The most obvious one: Compassion has stopped sharing children’s full names. It’s part of our ongoing efforts to protect child privacy in a digital world. We’re living in the Information Age, and we all know that information can be used for bad or good purposes. […]
How can I connect with my sponsored child during a pandemic?
Porch visits, Zoom calls and socially distant coffee in parking lots. Connecting with each other during COVID-19 hasn’t been easy. And when it comes to our relationship with our sponsored children, connecting may seem even harder. But though letter deliveries may be slower, the need for your sponsored child to feel your love and support is not! Here are three ways to connect with your sponsored child, even during a global pandemic.
This article was originally published in Compassion Canada’s Summer 2020 Magazine. Lizbeth sits on a slope of the Ecuadorian Andes, her face lit with a smile and her hands clutching a treasured piece of paper. It’s her regular routine each time she receives a letter from her sponsor. “Every time I receive a letter from […]
How to write your sponsored child in a time of crisis
In this season, you might find yourself wondering about the safety and health of the child you sponsor. Maybe you’re longing to communicate with them—ask how they’re doing, tell them that you’re praying for them. These are great questions to be asking. They reveal your heart for children in poverty, which gives us so much […]
This girl memorizes her sponsor’s letters
Think your letters don’t matter? Think again—Lizbeth values her sponsor’s letters so much that she memorizes them! When we look at the big picture of the life of a child living in poverty, writing a letter can feel like we’re not doing enough. Filling a page with words seems trivial next to an empty belly […]