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does my sponsored child know my name

Do the children we sponsor know how much they mean to us? Do they know our name?

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Jun 13 2014

World Cup Fever

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The 2014 World Cup. Thirty-two teams. Twelve stadiums. Sixty-four soccer matches. Thirty-one days. More than 715 million people around the world tune in! But what does World Cup Fever have to do with you?

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experience compassion conference

Experience Compassion Conference: June 27-28, 2014 in beautiful Colorado Springs. We’d love to celebrate with you and give you the opportunity to learn more about what we do. Learn more and Register today!

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become a missionary

We as sponsors have the ability to make a difference in the life of a child living in poverty and fulfill our individual calling here at home.

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language of love

What is the language of love? Is it French (ooo la la!)? Spanish? And, how do we express love to our sponsored child when there is a language barrier?

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notification

Once a child is fully enrolled in our sponsorship program, each of our partner countries begin working to link the child with a sponsor. While this occurs, the staff in our Ghana country office and at our church partners begin praying for kind hearted individuals to see the pictures of the children and pick…

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im poor burkina faso

Our tendency, when we get a little more money, is to live up to our means. A slightly larger house or a slightly larger car, and we have the same stress each month when our bills arrive and the same feeling that we’re poor compared to so and so up the road.

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prepare your heart judah

Although I would struggle with letting go of control, God showed me from the start that this was His work to do and I was able to go back to that truth every time things got really hard.

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christmas-gifts

You have a few different options for sending a monetary gift. Each year, you can send $10 to $50 as a birthday gift, $10 to $50 as a general gift, and $25 to $1,000 as a family gift. You also have the option of donating any amount, we typically suggest $20, to the Christmas Gift…

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best decision ever

Hashtags are a cultural phenomenon. And today we are having a little fun with our friend, the hashtag.

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what do you see in this picture

There are many things to notice in this picture, but perhaps what stands out are the things you wouldn’t normally notice.

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who is your hero image

You, the sponsor of a child living in poverty, are a hero. And you may not feel like a hero, but you are one.

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yago

I’ve taken many calls from sponsors about their children’s pictures. “Why is my child wearing such nice clothing?” “Why is my child not smiling?” “My child’s newest picture doesn’t look like my child. Why?”

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kids-photography-ideas_goofy

How can we take photographs of people that treat them with dignity? Here are five ways in which our photographers strive to take great photos of kids.

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Paper-Star-Garland

Feeling low on creativity about what larger mail pieces to send? Here are some really cute ideas for things you can send your sponsored child.

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letter-writing-bolivia

Questions about letter writing are the most common ones I hear in the contact center. Many sponsors call or write us because they are frustrated with the quality of the letters they receive from their sponsored children.

A few days ago, I spoke with Judy because she was upset that her sponsored child, Carlos, doesn’t…

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Jan 1 2014

Happy New Year!

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As you reflect back upon the blessings and trials of the past year and pray about what the Lord has in store for you in 2014, we want to thank you so much for your commitment to children in poverty.

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Dec 25 2013

Merry Christmas!

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On this day we hope you feel the presence of our Savior as we celebrate His grand love and His perfect will to move us closer to Himself.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
- Matthew…

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Dawn Williams, Compassion’s Vice President of Finance, talks about the stability and growth God has blessed us with this past year.

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one word became flesh

Prayerfully choosing one word that embodies the promise of the upcoming year is a discipline we’ve shared with you for many years. This practice of asking God for His yearly theme in our lives endows us with strength in the tough times. It renews the spirit and imbues us with purpose.

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fall in love freddy and sarah

May love drive away the darkness and paint a bright future into the souls of these children. May our hearts be torn apart and filled by the peace overflowing in the laughter of these lives.

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kristen kidd wallet

Kimuna will always be in my heart, but I’ll also keep the photo in my wallet where I’ll be reminded to pray for him continually and where I’ll keep the perspective I would not have gained without him.

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mark scandrette post

Appreciating the abundance we’ve been given can help us and our children gain a perspective that empowers us to live generously.

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Margaret Lutley and sponsored child

Margaret Lutley’s counter above her kitchen sink is framed with photos of more than 30 young people — at least one from each country where Compassion works — who are living better lives today because of her.

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living in fear

Eduar’s mother begs him to come to church with her. Sometimes he refuses. He is too afraid. He knows his delicate, young mother cannot keep him safe on the trek through the neighborhood to the church. He hears the crack of gunshots day and night.

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