blog month And the winners of blog month are…THE CHILDREN.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And thank you again.

Your participation and support of blog month helped offer hope and opportunity to thousands of children living in extreme poverty. And on their behalf we are grateful.

But who won the prizes?

We’ll get to that in a few moments. First, we want to make sure you know how to claim your prizes and giveaways.

Claiming Prizes and Giveaways

To claim your prizes and giveaways:

  • Send an email to before Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. MT.
  • Make sure your email includes: your full name (as used on your tax return), mailing address, blog name, blog post URL(s) and the prize or giveaway you won/earned.


You can search for your name on the list of recipients receiving free copies of one, some or all of these books: You Are a Writer, Wrecked, Just a Minute and Platform, as a thank you for participating in the blog month assignments.

Assignment One

In which these bloggers referred the most traffic to the sponsor a child page on and won gift certificates to the Compassion store.

  1. Blogging from the Boonies ($100)
  2. Only a Breath ($50)
  3. Compassion Family ($25)

Assignment Two

In which you wrote letters to God, that we believe He appreciated very much, and which won these bloggers copies of One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.

  1. She Getz the Shot: The Post Where You Listen in on a Private Convo
  2. Three Little Larks: Dear God, It’s Been a While
  3. With Elephant Grace: Are You There God? Do You Hear Me?

Assignment Three

In which you spread the word about our “My Sponsored Child” Pinterest contest and didn’t win anything. :-( But these folks did*.

Assignment Four

In which you wrote posts from the perspective of children living in extreme poverty, and these bloggers won a gift for their sponsored children.

  1. wynngraceappears: And I Named My Dreams, I Named Them Big ($100)
  2. An Ounce of Compassion: Someone Loves Wendy ($50)
  3. Faith, Life and Commpassion: Catching the Rain ($25)

And now for the Grand Prize. To the blogger who got the most children sponsored during blog month.

blog month

Again, thank you for all your efforts on behalf of the children we serve.

*Winners of the Pinterest contest do not have to send an email to claim their prizes as the contest was governed by its own set of rules.

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  1. Oct 8, 2012
    at 12:28 am

    Congratulations Michelle! That is so exciting!! :) I can’t wait to read your posts from wherever it is that you go.

    Congrats to everyone who won prizes and to all of the kids who were sponsored. Lots of blessings to go around.

  2. Oct 8, 2012
    at 6:40 am

    Yay, Michelle! So happy for you!

    For all the winners!

    For the children who are the real winners!

    To God be the glory!

  3. Oct 8, 2012
    at 7:24 am

    Congratulations Michelle!! Mostly congratulations to all the sponsored children!

  4. Oct 8, 2012
    at 7:26 am

    Pure awesomeness! Congratulations to all, but especially to Michelle who blogs her heart out for the children. Yes, they are the big winners here.

  5. Oct 8, 2012
    at 7:37 am

    Michelle, I’m rejoicing for you. You really carry the banner for Compassion kids, and I’m so happy that you will get to be on the field, sharing from first hand experience. We will be blessed, and so many kids will be too!

  6. Emily
    Oct 8, 2012
    at 7:53 am

    Congratulations Michelle!! I am so happy for you!!
    I am so excited for all of the children who are now sponsored!!
    Wow!! I won second place for the story coming from the perspective of a child living in poverty! I hope that during Compassion Bloggers month I was able to lead a few children to loving sponsors. I am so grateful that I now have a $50 gift to give to one of my precious sponsored children! Thank you so very much!

  7. Sandy Hodgin
    Oct 8, 2012
    at 8:31 am

    Congratulations Michelle!!! It is because of her & her blog I discovered the Our Compassion community, sponsored four more children, requested and received a correspondence child, and just became an Advocate! Michelle’s passion and devotion to Compassion International is beautifully contagious!

    All the blog postings I read in Sept were amazing. May God bless all who participated and helped kids get sponsored. 3159 kids!!! How awesome is that!

  8. Oct 8, 2012
    at 9:06 am

    Wow, what a morning!

    Thank you all for your support! I have been pinching myself since I read the news! I pray that the Lord gives me the words to share what I experience on the trip!

    Your support and encouragement is appreciated! 😀

    I am so excited for all of the children who have been sponsored! I hope that, as Compassion Bloggers, we can spread the word about how important the letters are to the sponsored children!

  9. April B.
    Oct 8, 2012
    at 9:13 am

    Congratulations to all of the winners!!! Congratulations to Michelle!!!!!! That is SO exciting! Thanks to Compassion for holding this contest and offering this tremendous opportunity!

  10. Sharon
    Oct 8, 2012
    at 10:18 am

    3,159, wow! Just for comparison… I’m wondering, how does that number compare with the number of children who are normally sponsored every month?

    • Jacquie Parella
      Oct 8, 2012
      at 10:33 am

      Each month is very different but looking at the past few Septembers, it is approx 800 more children than average.

  11. Nina
    Oct 8, 2012
    at 11:08 am

    Oh, Michelle, this is AWESOME!! Congratulations! How exciting!!

  12. Ann
    Oct 8, 2012
    at 11:54 am

    Oh Michelle!! I am SO proud of you!! I have seen you grow in these last years and to think that now you are working so hard for Compassion – wow. Congratulations and I can’t wait to see the photos and hear about your trip. I’m SOOOOOO excited!

  13. Oct 8, 2012
    at 12:03 pm

    Congrats Michelle!! I knew you would win it!!!!! And congrats to all the winners :)

  14. Oct 8, 2012
    at 12:24 pm

    Congratulations, Michelle–and many more congratulations to all the children who found sponsors!

  15. Oct 8, 2012
    at 1:19 pm

    Congradulations to Michelle, all of the winners, and the children!!!! Thank you to Compassion for this wonderful opportunity to spread the message of Compassion!

  16. Oct 8, 2012
    at 1:41 pm

    Congrats to everyone! The real winners here are the 3,100+ kids that were sponsored through the efforts of all the great bloggers!

  17. Oct 9, 2012
    at 11:08 am

    Congrats to all!!but why i have not see the blog from Tanzania?

    any away thank you also for not choosing me but i will continue fighting with the rights and poverty of the children.

  18. Oct 10, 2012
    at 8:13 am

    Happiest congratulations to Michelle and all the winners. And God bless the little children who will now have hope and joy in their lives thanks to the new Compassion sponsors! Praise you, Jesus!

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