blog monthblog month 4,255. That’s the final number.

4,255 children sponsored online during September. That’s way beyond the goal we set, almost 1,100 exactly. Thank you!

But it was a strange month.

More children were sponsored online in September than in any previous September in our history; 34 percent more. But we didn’t have a single blogger in the Compassion Bloggers Network get more than four children sponsored during the month.

Many bloggers contributed, but no single blogger pushed us to and through our goal. People came to compassion.com to sponsor a child from your blogs, Facebook, YouTube, radio campaigns, Pinterest, etc. It was a true community and team effort. Thank you.

We are exceptionally grateful for your efforts, and simultaneously saddened that no one met the eligibility requirements—getting at least five children sponsored—to qualify for the blog trip or blogging conference prizes.

The prizes packages are another story though. Each of our winners is responsible for getting at least one child sponsored during the month, and the winners’ names are:

  • Gretta Coates
  • Katie Churchill
  • Sarah Nichols
  • Jamie Ivey
  • Bethany Neumeyer

Congratulations ladies! We will be contacting you shortly to arrange for you to receive your prize packages.

Finally, to everyone who participated in Blog Month in any way shape or form:

Thank you. Thank you. And thank you again.

Your support has helped offer hope and opportunity to thousands of children living in extreme poverty. On their behalf we are tremendously grateful.

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  1. Betsy M
    Oct 7, 2013
    at 4:36 am

    Joyous! What incredible news! Over 4,200 children sponsored? That’s a “win” for the children, their families, and the sponsors-winners all around!

  2. Oct 7, 2013
    at 9:12 am

    Hi. I used to get updates on blogging for you and I haven’t received any in quite a while. I missed blogger month because of it (bummer). Can you please check and see if I’m still in your database? Thanks!!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Oct 7, 2013
      at 11:43 am

      Hi Misty! We do have you in the Blogger Network database under the same e-mail address you used to post this comment. Try checking your spam folder and see if our e-mail routed there. The next time Bri send out an a-mail I’ll check with you to see if you received it.

  3. Oct 7, 2013
    at 8:14 pm

    I’m so pleased with the great results, and so ashamed of myself for not having submitted one blog for the effort. What a mix!

  4. Oct 8, 2013
    at 6:42 am

    I LOVE it that it was such a team effort! THANK YOU for allowing us to join you in reaching people for Christ.

  5. Oct 8, 2013
    at 6:50 am

    That is amazing how God took the efforts of so many and multiplied it. I haven’t been blogging lately and I will be transparent – most of the time it feels like no one reads my blog and probably nobody has ever sponsored a child through my blog. But it’s not about my blog. It’s about obeying God & glorifying Him. And if He wants to move people to sponsor through blogs at the rate of 4 people per blog…who am I to say no to writing the posts?

  6. Oct 8, 2013
    at 8:46 am

    Wonderful numbers! I have been through a major blog ordeal & am trying to get back on track. My domain was stolen!!! I know. Anyways, I have set up a Pin board titled “My Sponsored Child” and will be working to drive traffic that way until I can get my blog numbers back to normal. Ugh. I’m now http://www.AdventuresinChildRearing.com (adventurez with the z was stolen – links broken – gone)

  7. Oct 21, 2013
    at 9:38 pm

    What wonderful news! God is good!

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