#BestDecisionEVER

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?

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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Your Sponsored Child’s Photo: What Does It Tell You?

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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Five Ways to Take Great Photographs of Kids

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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Ideas for Fun Items to Send to Your Sponsored Child

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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Why Do My Sponsored Child’s Letters Seem So Impersonal?

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 answer the questions she asks in her letters. She was also frustrated because she had just received a letter wishing her a “Merry Christmas” … in June!

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Happy New Year!

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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Merry Christmas!

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 […]

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Choose One Word to Embody 2014

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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I Didn’t Ask to Fall in Love

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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