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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 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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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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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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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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