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Beginning today and continuing through this Friday (Sept. 25), we will send out tweets about specific children in need of sponsors.

And we’d like you to retweet them for us.

When you do, you’ll be eligible to win your choice of some free Live for Him* apparel:

  • T-shirts
  • caps
  • rings
  • wristbands

Every retweet counts as an entry, and winners will be randomly selected.

Once that child is sponsored, we’ll tweet information about another child, and we’ll follow that process for the duration of the week.

UPDATE: 9:05 a.m. – When you click on the child link in a tweet and you don’t see the specific child’s biography, it means that somone is considering the sponsorship. If the sponsorship isn’t finalized within 50 minutes, the child will be visible again.

*Live for Him products help support unsponsored children in our Child Sponsorship Program, as a portion of each product sold is donated to our Unsponsored Children’s Fund.

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  1. Sep 21, 2009
    at 2:40 am

    I think that could work very well, as long as some information would be given about the child. In other words… What if you could bring the child with you alive, the child would be sponsored in no time. Also, as long as people understand also that to sponsor a child also means to pray for them and to write them, otherwise it is just funding a child.

    So, a great tweet might be:

    I am looking for a sponsor for a 7 year old boy named Yhonne. He lives with his mother and three other children north of La Paz, Bolivia. I sponsor a child named Roxana in his student center too. Do you know someone, who could sponsor him?

    I actually am looking for a sponsor for this boy!



  2. Amy Wallace
    Sep 21, 2009
    at 4:14 am

    I don’t have a Twitter account, but let us know how it goes!

  3. Sep 21, 2009
    at 7:36 am

    You can count me in! I’d be happy to retweet!

  4. Sep 21, 2009
    at 8:11 am


    Unfortunately, tweets need to be shorter than that. This is 136 characters, 4 less than the twitter limit:

    Looking for sponsor for 7 year old boy, Yhonne. He lives with his mother and 3 siblings north of La Paz, Bolivia. Could you sponsor him?

    I did take the liberty of figuring the children were siblings, which may or may not be correct. I do agree that personalizing them is a good idea, but with only 140 characters it is a bit tough!

  5. Mindy
    Sep 21, 2009
    at 8:35 am

    It might work!

    Twitter is now connected to websites and to facebook. That is a lot of potential viewers.

  6. Sep 21, 2009
    at 9:03 am

    Let’s do this!

  7. Mike Stephens
    Sep 21, 2009
    at 9:29 am

    But I don’t know how to tweet :(

  8. Sep 21, 2009
    at 9:51 am

    I sponsor and my children enjoy writing to their “Pen Pal” in Africa. We receive frequent letters from Sarah, with information about her grades, her art work and family. When we sent her extra money for Christmas, we received a list of how she spent the money: rice, flour, sugar, books and shoes. Wish my California kids were that responsible!

    Thank you for what you do!

  9. Sara Benson
    Sep 21, 2009
    at 12:15 pm

    Cool. I retweeted it.

    Will you let us know when he is sponsored?

  10. Sep 21, 2009
    at 12:30 pm

    Of course. :-)

    The first child we tweeted about, 5-year old Ajit in Bangladesh has been “considered” three times today – meaning people have said “I am interested in sponsoring him, and I don’t want anyone to sponsor him before I do.”

    But then the sponsorship hasn’t been finalized, and Ajit becomes available again.

  11. Sep 21, 2009
    at 3:11 pm

    5-year old Ajit has been sponsored. And two other children were sponsored by people who came to via Twitter.

    We’ll tweet another child tomorrow.

  12. StephanieinLex
    Sep 22, 2009
    at 8:28 am

    So glad to see you are doing this! :) It’s a great way to get the word out about Compassion kids.

  13. Sep 22, 2009
    at 9:09 am

    Round two has started. We’re looking for a sponsor for 8-year old Melat in Ethiopia.

    Also, a total of nine kids were sponsored yesterday because of all the retweeting. Yay!

  14. Sep 22, 2009
    at 3:48 pm

    I’m like’n this…

  15. Jacqui Graham
    Sep 23, 2009
    at 4:05 am

    I don’t tweet. But we do sponsor a child through
    Compassion and 3 children through World Vision. Good luck with this.

  16. Sep 23, 2009
    at 8:53 am

    Three children were sponsored yesterday, including our “featured child” Melat.

    Our two day total is 12 sponsorships through Twitter.

  17. Sara Benson
    Sep 23, 2009
    at 10:59 am

    This is a great idea! A bunch of kids will get sponsored through this week and hopefully many more poeple will consider sponsoring in the future.

  18. Dana
    Sep 23, 2009
    at 10:39 pm

    What a great way to get word out! I hope the trend continues!!!!

  19. Sep 24, 2009
    at 10:37 am

    We’re still looking for a sponsor for yesterday’s child, 10-year old Denis in El Salvador.

    For the week, 13 children have been sponsored and someone also made a monthly commitment to one of our Complementary Intervention funds.

  20. Sep 24, 2009
    at 3:10 pm

    Denis has been sponsored! And the total for the week is now 15 children and one monthly CIV commitment.

  21. Irene
    Sep 25, 2009
    at 12:00 am

    So encouraged to see ppl Tweeting for the kids!

  22. Sep 25, 2009
    at 12:54 am

    Hi, Can someone twitter for Jhonny please? I have only one more day to find him a sponsor. He is from Bolivia. He is 7 years old and lives with just his mother. You can contact me at (310) 933-4284 to sponsor him.

  23. Sep 25, 2009
    at 9:36 am

    We just tweeted about 8-year old Ryan in Indonesia.

    Total children sponsored this week through this effort: 17

  24. Bob
    Sep 25, 2009
    at 5:07 pm

    @Chris… Shouldn’t we tweet priority children first… those waiting more than six months for a sponsor?

    There were over 240 priority children on the web earlier today.

    … my 2¢

  25. Sara Benson
    Sep 25, 2009
    at 6:22 pm

    Praise God for the 17 kids and their sponsors who will all have their lives changed!

  26. Sep 26, 2009
    at 12:16 pm

    Hi, Bob,

    I like that idea!

    BTW, Yhonny got sponsored. Now, I’m looking for a sponsor for Erick Poma from Bolivia. He is in a student center, where I’ve been several times and I know the staff. If someone sponsors Erick, I can send them all sorts of extra pictures of the center and of the staff. In that center, the whole center lined up to personally hug me. This is quite an exhausting thing at 14,000 feet high!



  27. Sep 28, 2009
    at 11:45 am

    We never found a sponsor for Ryan, but for the duration of the retweeting last week, 20 kids were sponsored.

    Thank you so much.

  28. Sep 28, 2009
    at 12:02 pm

    I have had that same experience, in the process of looking for one child, several other children get sponsored.

    I’m still looking for a sponsor for Erick. I hope that Erick will get sponsored soon, because I’ve been to his project several times now and I have so many photos and videos to share of that project.


  29. Bob
    Sep 28, 2009
    at 4:10 pm

    Here’s a thought… let’s all tweet out a child from the web… find one dear to your heart… and let the tweets rip…

    … what if you just tweeted ONE each week…

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