in-six-words It’s said that Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words.

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

And called it his best work.

In the spirit of Hemingway’s brevity, and maybe with little help from the Holy Spirit, can you sum up your sponsorship experience in six words?

Here’s what we came up with.

Thought I gave. But I received. – Tim Glenn

Now poverty isn’t just a word. – Becky Tshamler

Random pick doesn’t seem random anymore. – Chris Giovagnoni

Black smiling eyes. World beyond myself. – Amber Van Schooneveld

They focus up. I’m distracted down. – Meredith Dunn

My child shows me Him. – Brianne Mullins

Abundant life for kids in poverty. – David Dahlin

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  1. Chuck Guth
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 8:10 am

    Enrich the kingdom through a child.

  2. Feb 25, 2009
    at 8:56 am

    I found Jesus, he’s with them.

  3. Feb 25, 2009
    at 9:09 am

    I found joy found through giving.

  4. Feb 25, 2009
    at 9:45 am

    Child sponsorship: links to God’s heart.

  5. Feb 25, 2009
    at 9:48 am

    Christ’s light in the darkest places….

  6. Feb 25, 2009
    at 10:34 am

    In you I see God’s grace

  7. BrandonH
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 11:22 am

    Hope alive, in you and me

  8. Feb 25, 2009
    at 11:48 am

    I can’t afford NOT to sponsor

  9. Alicia
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 11:59 am

    Christmas donation, hen and shoes: JOY!

  10. Amy
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 12:32 pm

    A small sacrifice with huge benefit

  11. Julie
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 12:48 pm

    “You did it unto me”~Jesus

  12. Feb 25, 2009
    at 12:58 pm

    This is my email signature…I just realized it’s 7 words (plus a scripture reference) It’s not really a summary of my experience, but it’s my way of hopefully getting some to think.

    Don’t be a goat. Sponsor a child.
    Matt 25:31-46

  13. Sarah C
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 1:03 pm

    Jill, I like that!

  14. Sarah C
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 1:06 pm

    What if I never sponsered him?

  15. Liz D
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 1:12 pm

    Darwin, you grew. I grew too!

  16. Feb 25, 2009
    at 2:37 pm

    Sarah C, I LOVE it. Very powerful.

  17. Julie
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 2:39 pm

    Pocket change. Piercing eyes. Our future.

  18. Feb 25, 2009
    at 3:05 pm

    Wow these are so great.

    Change the world; For one person.

  19. Feb 25, 2009
    at 3:06 pm

    Jill, I LOVE yours.

  20. Rob
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 3:53 pm

    Live simply so they simply live.

    I can’t take credit for this. I heard it from Richmond Wandera!

  21. Feb 25, 2009
    at 4:00 pm

    From jaredcwilson, via Twitter

    @compassion “Sponsoring a child is sponsoring Jesus.” (HT: Matthew 25:40)

  22. Feb 25, 2009
    at 5:02 pm

    I am blessed for a reason

  23. Kalaya
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 5:19 pm

    Building Heaven’s kingdom, one by one.

  24. Amy
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 5:44 pm

    Glimpse of Heaven in hopeless world.

  25. Feb 25, 2009
    at 6:17 pm

    Little hearts full of more faith.

  26. Feb 25, 2009
    at 6:26 pm

    I give, Jesus and Yanique recieve.

  27. Sara Benson
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 8:08 pm

    He loved me. I love you.

  28. Andrea
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 9:25 pm

    He receives, but I receive more.

  29. Ken M.
    Feb 26, 2009
    at 3:05 am

    Always give love to your children.

  30. HServante
    Feb 26, 2009
    at 4:36 am

    For such a time as this?

  31. Tom Easterday
    Feb 26, 2009
    at 8:08 am

    I have much; they have little!

  32. Feb 26, 2009
    at 1:22 pm

    He signs all letters, “Your Son.”

  33. Jim A
    Feb 26, 2009
    at 2:11 pm

    Jesus loves the little children

  34. Feb 26, 2009
    at 4:40 pm

    Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

  35. Feb 27, 2009
    at 8:28 pm

    Changing the world for one child.

  36. Marci in MO
    Feb 28, 2009
    at 7:45 am

    A precious gift, temporal and eternal.

  37. Mike Stephens
    Mar 1, 2009
    at 7:24 am

    His POWER perfected in my weakness

  38. Mar 1, 2009
    at 1:25 pm

    My students and I were impacted by Compassion at Student Life last weekend in Houston. On the way home (to Louisiana) everyone was asking if we could sponsor one or two or a few children as a youth group! We’re picking kids this afternoon as a group and I can’t wait to share these words with them!

  39. Mark Hanlon
    Mar 1, 2009
    at 1:43 pm

    Serving Church, to be The Church.

  40. alyson
    Mar 2, 2009
    at 5:29 pm

    God chose me to choose her.

  41. Mary
    Mar 4, 2009
    at 7:16 pm

    Her smile captivates my heart forever.

  42. Mar 9, 2009
    at 8:37 pm

    Seeing God’s love and miracles working.

  43. Sara Benson
    Mar 11, 2009
    at 10:04 pm

    My blessings are not for me.

  44. Karen
    Mar 14, 2009
    at 10:32 am

    I always thought I knew love…

  45. Mimi
    Mar 14, 2009
    at 10:36 am

    You are always showing me love

  46. Karen
    Mar 28, 2009
    at 3:48 pm

    So little = so much to them.

    Blessed to be able to sponsor.

    little pocket change = Big eternal change!

  47. Mike Stephens
    Mar 28, 2009
    at 5:21 pm

    The POWER of prayer in action!!!

    Joining them on the battlefield DAILY!!!

    Their last hope to fulfill DREAMS!!!

    My last hope to fulfill DREAMS!!!

    Strength for today hope for tomorrow!!!

    God’s love doesn’t cease, nor mine!!!

    Visit, visit, visit!!!

  48. Kari Hardré
    Apr 1, 2009
    at 11:02 pm

    Chosen by God, sponsored by me. <

  49. Melinda
    Apr 6, 2009
    at 6:02 pm

    I thanked God for the opportunity.

  50. Lori
    Apr 6, 2009
    at 7:13 pm

    How can I not sponsor?

  51. Bob
    Apr 7, 2009
    at 9:21 pm

    The best is yet to come.

  52. Cathy Pearson
    Apr 12, 2009
    at 5:45 pm

    Sponsorship is my honor and priveledge.

  53. Cathy Pearson
    Apr 12, 2009
    at 5:50 pm

    @Cathy Pearson

    Whoops–I should have typed “privilege” not priveledge.

  54. Amy Atkeisson
    Apr 13, 2009
    at 12:42 pm

    A new kind of love.

  55. Nancy Schultz
    Apr 14, 2009
    at 4:16 pm

    Mwajuma, John, Agness, Erik, Mark, Bosco!!!

  56. KristaM
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 8:48 am

    Love worth dying and crying for.

  57. Bailey Fagerlee
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 3:40 pm

    I’m glad my path crossed hers

  58. Kelly Bishop
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 3:58 pm

    Lives changed. Both ours and theirs.

  59. Evrett Paist
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 4:02 pm

    Given five talents, returning five more.

  60. Jennifer Doiron
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 4:05 pm

    An amazing love without any boundries

  61. Jess & Neto
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 4:06 pm

    We are blessed to be a blessing

  62. Apr 16, 2009
    at 4:13 pm

    Loving a child in Jesus’ name.

  63. Carrie
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 4:21 pm

    Imani prays for ME, unexpected blessing

  64. Apr 16, 2009
    at 4:29 pm
  65. Amy Joy
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 4:47 pm

    a humbling, heart-filling experience.

  66. James G.
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 4:56 pm

    Thank you Jesus – our only children

  67. Amy Dykes
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 5:04 pm

    changed perspectives by opening my heart

  68. Judy Johnson
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 5:33 pm

    Changing their lives changes my life.

  69. Nancy Dixon
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 6:18 pm

    So much love goes both ways

  70. Doug Stutts
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 6:20 pm

    Giving to Bless Blessed from them

  71. Robin MacLearn
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 6:21 pm

    Fulfillment knowing it’s the right thing

  72. Julie Patterson
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 6:29 pm

    The true calling of my life.

  73. Apr 16, 2009
    at 7:53 pm

    Taking a stand, transforming my heart.

  74. Danielle
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 7:59 pm

    I can’t choose JUST six words.

  75. Gina Peterson
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 8:21 pm

    Sweet picture grabbed my heart. Sponsored.

  76. Undercover Princess
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 8:37 pm

    Heart filled evangelism for Christ.

  77. Undercover Princess
    Apr 16, 2009
    at 8:38 pm

    The daughter of my heart always.

  78. Apr 16, 2009
    at 9:18 pm

    I get the most amazing letters.

  79. Jesse Ricketts
    Apr 18, 2009
    at 11:57 pm

    @Kari Hardré – Couldn’t Have Said It Any Better!

  80. Caitlin
    Apr 20, 2009
    at 8:42 pm

    Everyone else is really missing out.

    Waiting eagerly by the mailbox daily!

    Try it, love is very addictive.

  81. Jeanette
    Apr 21, 2009
    at 1:19 pm

    Education which breaks the cycle of poverty.

  82. Nancy
    Apr 23, 2009
    at 9:47 am

    Discovering God’s heart through a child.

  83. Rebecca Warren
    Apr 23, 2009
    at 11:54 am

    Seeing their faces changed my life.

  84. Elizabeth Stewart
    Apr 24, 2009
    at 1:50 am

    ABUNDANT LOVE GIVEN, ABUNDANT LOVE RECIEVED

  85. Lisa
    Apr 29, 2009
    at 7:42 am

    The Lord has blessed us greatly!

  86. lori smocko
    Apr 30, 2009
    at 1:37 pm

    mutual need between sponsor and child

  87. Stephanie G
    Apr 30, 2009
    at 5:33 pm

    Joy and hope through written words.

  88. Leah
    Apr 30, 2009
    at 7:38 pm

    The value of sponsorship is priceless.

  89. George Lammers
    Apr 30, 2009
    at 10:11 pm

    Sponsoring changes the way I live.
    Changing his life changed my heart.

  90. Jan Woodford
    May 1, 2009
    at 8:29 am

    Parvathi, Indri, Mamatha, Omary, Muluken, Sara

  91. Paul Clifford
    May 1, 2009
    at 9:02 am

    Each morning the fumbling prayers of an 8-year old Bolivian orphan thunder through the length and breadth of Heaven on my account. A better investment that tech stocks in the 90’s.

  92. Brianna Rohrs
    May 1, 2009
    at 12:50 pm

    Both of my girls are young
    so…
    The best is yet to come.

  93. Lacey S
    May 1, 2009
    at 4:00 pm

    the greatest of these is love

  94. Penny L Stanley, Advocate
    May 1, 2009
    at 6:05 pm

    Blessed by God thru the children

  95. May 2, 2009
    at 2:08 pm

    mother of many children never met

  96. Briana
    May 2, 2009
    at 9:27 pm

    HOPE: He will open possibilities everywhere!

  97. Briana
    May 2, 2009
    at 9:28 pm

    LOVE it!

  98. Becky Antkowiak
    May 3, 2009
    at 1:38 pm

    Sponsorship: God loves you through us.

  99. Amy
    May 3, 2009
    at 2:58 pm

    Gilver is hope. Praveen is faith.

  100. Laura
    May 4, 2009
    at 9:41 pm

    Making a difference one by one.

  101. Ed
    May 5, 2009
    at 7:15 am

    “It is a gift from God”.

  102. May 5, 2009
    at 2:09 pm

    Stedfast Prayer, and believe for HOPE….

  103. Wendy W
    May 5, 2009
    at 5:31 pm

    For the love of it all

    To God be the Glory

    Philippians two fourteen: look it up

  104. Sally
    May 6, 2009
    at 12:27 pm

    More love returned than I deserve.

  105. May 6, 2009
    at 1:26 pm

    Filling the World with God’s Love

  106. Karen Towns
    May 6, 2009
    at 5:28 pm

    I hope $32 feels like love

  107. Arnold Coleman
    May 7, 2009
    at 7:51 am

    Without you, there is no family

  108. Denise
    May 7, 2009
    at 2:15 pm

    I love them as my own.

  109. Carlene Murray
    May 7, 2009
    at 6:12 pm

    To God be the Glory. amen.

  110. Renee
    May 7, 2009
    at 8:45 pm

    My child is my heroe

  111. Michael Scarbrough
    May 9, 2009
    at 11:22 pm

    I should thank them instead. Tears.

  112. Tami Rhodes
    May 12, 2009
    at 3:02 am

    We think we have it bad?!!

  113. Barbara Fuller
    May 12, 2009
    at 11:32 am

    love lived out…in Jesus’ name!

  114. Melly
    May 12, 2009
    at 1:55 pm

    God’s abounding grace in loving action..

  115. Diane Nichols
    May 12, 2009
    at 5:16 pm

    God’s love shines in their eyes.

  116. May 12, 2009
    at 7:37 pm

    Amazing Grace, How sweet, the sound!

  117. Michele Ganzevoort
    May 16, 2009
    at 8:31 pm

    My eyes are now open; to others

  118. Nancy Ternberg
    May 21, 2009
    at 3:49 pm

    @Melissa Coast – Love this one!

  119. Nancy Ternberg
    May 21, 2009
    at 3:59 pm

    They feel HIS love through me. :)

  120. Rick & Noriko Jenkins
    May 23, 2009
    at 5:04 am

    One child’s photo is worth a thousand, thousand words.
    Thanks to all the stewards of Compassion!!

  121. Ashley Donaldson
    May 23, 2009
    at 11:17 am

    I LOVE this precious little girl.

  122. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 7:37 pm

    @Wendy W – Philippians 2:14 (Amplified Bible)
    14Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [[a]against God] and [b]questioning and doubting [among yourselves],

  123. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 7:50 pm

    Trying to outgive God…not quite!

  124. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 7:51 pm

    You think you chose to sponsor?

    -God

  125. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 7:54 pm

    If I chose not to sponsor…

  126. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 8:01 pm

    @Karen Towns – Maybe a $300 famgift feels more ;)

  127. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 8:04 pm

    @christina – Brother to a few children-met ;)

  128. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 8:06 pm

    Osmari, Joceling, Reneboy, Jay-poy, Angelo, Victor…Bushiri!!!!!!!

  129. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 8:07 pm

    @Chris Giovagnoni – Helping Jesus does not go unnoticed ;)

  130. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 8:10 pm

    @Danielle – Why limit yourself to just six words?! ;)

  131. Mike Stephens
    May 25, 2009
    at 8:30 pm

    Compassion: releasing Sponsors from poverty since 1952

    Let’s make it a t-shirt!!! For the Bolder Boulder next year!!!!!!! Or for some cycling shorts!

  132. Alex Brakefield
    May 25, 2009
    at 9:30 pm

    Diego makes me love Jesus more.

  133. Jaime Haile
    May 26, 2009
    at 4:52 pm

    Blessing another and being blessed too.

  134. Rachel
    May 29, 2009
    at 10:34 am

    Like He loved me, I love His children.

    Blessing and being blessed

    Loving others like He would…

    Pamela showed me that you can
    break the chains of poverty.

    Sponsoring Kyakunzire Pamela changed my life.

    I want to love His children like He did me.

    He loves me so very much!

    He cares about the poor ones.

    Jesus will never forsake the poor.

    Tho’ we have everything, they give their all.

    Most of these aren’t 6 words, but I thought that they were great anyway…..could you use any of them?

  135. Rachel
    May 29, 2009
    at 10:35 am

    @Caitlin

    Those first two are great! :-D

  136. Rachel
    May 29, 2009
    at 10:39 am

    I really like this one that Mike Stephens thought of–“If I chose not to sponsor”……that’s a great one!! :-D

  137. Rachel
    May 29, 2009
    at 11:12 am

    I just came up with these three–I thought that they were pretty good. :-) Do you like any of them?

    Sponsoring is a chance of a lifetime!

    To sponsor is a great priveledge.

    Sponsor a child today; it’s wonderful!

    Changing lives and sponsoring Kyakunzire Pamela is wonderful!

    For only $32 a month, you can change lives!

    Sponsorship equals a chance of a lifetime.

    Sponsorship is a chance of a lifetime.

    Encourage to excell, and be encouraged.

    Encourage the child, and be encouraged.

    Did any of you find these good?

  138. Rachel
    May 29, 2009
    at 11:13 am

    Actually, it ended up being more than three! :-(

  139. Nan Madding
    Jun 2, 2009
    at 8:21 am

    Prateeksha and Sindhu heal my heart

  140. Lindy
    Jun 5, 2009
    at 6:06 am

    Giving and receiving–blessings and love!

  141. Deborah
    Jun 5, 2009
    at 9:27 am

    Showing God’s love to others everywhere.

  142. Julie in Idaho
    Jun 7, 2009
    at 8:11 pm

    Sponsorship in six words:

    New sponsor, heart full of love.

    So many needs, God’s in control.

  143. Lauren
    Jun 7, 2009
    at 9:59 pm

    She’s the sister I never had.

  144. Jenny
    Jun 9, 2009
    at 8:46 am

    Im blessed to be a blessing :)

  145. Shannon Bentley
    Jun 9, 2009
    at 3:20 pm

    God molds my heart through them.

  146. Ken M.
    Jun 9, 2009
    at 4:15 pm

    I responded to this post before however I decided to add a new response. It’s 5 words.

    Danilo, Adaglilson, Anderson, Andre, Micael

    My next response has 6 words:
    God blessed me with 5 children.

  147. Jun 9, 2009
    at 4:20 pm

    Not 6 words, but something I told my now husband when he mentioned how we could save money if I didn’t sponsor:

    As long as our state of living exceeds theirs, we can afford to sponsor.

    . . . just a nice reminder in these financially troubling times.

  148. Abbie
    Jun 9, 2009
    at 7:58 pm

    My privelege giving-their gratitude ABUNDANT

  149. Denise Broad
    Jun 9, 2009
    at 9:47 pm

    He calls me “my beloved parent”

  150. Jun 10, 2009
    at 9:29 pm

    Each Child Is Unique to Christ!

  151. michael depriest
    Jun 13, 2009
    at 11:00 pm

    we are blessed to bless others!!

  152. Deby Clark
    Jun 15, 2009
    at 9:53 am

    Helping a child come to Him.

  153. Dana
    Jun 17, 2009
    at 12:28 am

    I can’t claim credit for this one. It came from our Advocacy Conference this year.

    “One child. One Sponsor. One God.”

  154. Dana
    Jun 17, 2009
    at 12:29 am

    The love of a child – priceless.

  155. Margie
    Jun 17, 2009
    at 9:45 am

    A blessing to help beautiful children.

  156. Mike Stephens
    Jun 19, 2009
    at 3:36 am

    Slowly realizing it’s not about me

  157. Felicia Amy
    Jun 20, 2009
    at 5:42 pm

    Helping others with God’s amazing power.

  158. Nicole
    Jun 20, 2009
    at 11:45 pm

    Poverty has a face and soul.

  159. Davina
    Jun 22, 2009
    at 10:07 am

    My overflow is somebody elses neccesity. That’s an awesome and responsibility statement!

  160. Danita
    Jun 23, 2009
    at 1:10 pm

    Hope is rising out of poverty.

  161. Rhonda Crandall
    Jul 14, 2009
    at 8:19 pm

    Spreading the Love of Jesus Christ

  162. Jul 14, 2009
    at 10:35 pm

    Give children their dreams, sponsor today!

  163. Christina
    Jul 17, 2009
    at 6:01 am

    Sharing love always wins over despair.

  164. Marty Shoup
    Jul 18, 2009
    at 12:06 pm

    What if it were MY child…

  165. Barbara Suchy
    Jul 21, 2009
    at 10:04 pm

    Christ’s love shines; abundant blessings flow.

  166. Nicole
    Jul 23, 2009
    at 8:41 pm

    Jesus cares for all the children.

    Taken from that song you probably all know- Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world… Every month, at the beginning, it looks as if I won’t be able to pay the sponsership.. Every month right before I need to pay it, the Lord provides. He gives me the money to keep sponsering my little boy. Thank you Jesus!

  167. Nicole
    Jul 23, 2009
    at 8:46 pm

    I’ve heard someone say before- “If the Lord leads you to it, He’ll be faithful to lead you through it”. That’s totally right.

    He told me at a Mercy Me concert to sponser. Mercy Me had people handing out packets. God led me to get a sponsered child, and so far He’s been faithful to lead my through it!

    I just thought I might share that all with you.. When times get rough, I remember that saying..

  168. Jul 25, 2009
    at 7:50 am

    God’s hands in a broken world.

  169. Tricia Fordham
    Jul 25, 2009
    at 7:43 pm

    Love bridges miles: Jesus in action.

  170. Cynthia Meade
    Jul 28, 2009
    at 8:44 am

    The Best Choice I ever Made

  171. RYAN BANASIK
    Jul 28, 2009
    at 5:52 pm

    Full of joy, compassion and happiness.

  172. Nicole
    Jul 29, 2009
    at 7:50 pm

    Life changing for Me & Diomer.

  173. Terri K
    Jul 29, 2009
    at 8:09 pm

    God met my need in hers.

  174. RYAN BANASIK
    Jul 30, 2009
    at 12:23 pm

    God hearsprayers, because He loves.

  175. Laura Wayland
    Aug 9, 2009
    at 3:17 pm

    God chose Osblan, I just obeyed!

  176. jessica
    Aug 9, 2009
    at 9:05 pm

    i just need one word, indescribable

  177. Sara Benson
    Aug 10, 2009
    at 9:51 am

    Sharing God’s love with His children.

  178. RYAN BANASIK
    Aug 11, 2009
    at 1:53 am

    Originally Posted By BrianaHOPE: He will open possibilities everywhere!

    @Briana

    May i use that quote please? i will of course give you the credit.

  179. Marcie Nee
    Aug 12, 2009
    at 5:31 pm

    Humility-Grace-Love-
    Forgiven-Blessed=Compassion

  180. Jeff Raulerson
    Aug 14, 2009
    at 8:22 pm

    The greatest investment I could make!

  181. Marcy Guess
    Aug 15, 2009
    at 7:31 pm

    My best birthday present?Sponsoring Eko!

    Receiving more blessing than I give

  182. Jennifer Lacey
    Aug 16, 2009
    at 7:41 pm

    Remarkable move of God in life!

  183. Kathleen Stankewich
    Aug 17, 2009
    at 8:02 pm

    Children: God’s gift to us all.

  184. Kathleen Stankewich
    Aug 17, 2009
    at 8:07 pm

    @Mike Stephens – You don’t what you’re missing! TOO BAD!!! Pray God will change your heart.

  185. Kathleen Stankewich
    Aug 17, 2009
    at 8:11 pm

    @Mike Stephens – You’re right… it’s about Jesus love, not you.

  186. Kathleen Stankewich
    Aug 17, 2009
    at 8:16 pm

    @Rachel – I did. They’re all great!

  187. Kathleen Stankewich
    Aug 17, 2009
    at 8:25 pm

    They have nothing, they give all.

    We have everything, we give little.

    Give a little, receive a lot.

  188. Aug 21, 2009
    at 5:46 pm

    The children BLESS ME every day.

  189. Jennifer Steffen
    Aug 25, 2009
    at 7:56 pm

    Joy in Giving with God’s Love

  190. Aug 27, 2009
    at 2:45 pm

    God’s plan; hope and a future.

  191. Stephanie Kelley
    Aug 27, 2009
    at 7:36 pm

    I can now make a difference :)

  192. Teresa
    Aug 28, 2009
    at 10:52 am

    Heart changing, for her AND me!

  193. Aug 30, 2009
    at 1:17 pm

    Less is really more with God.

  194. Kimberly Houser
    Sep 2, 2009
    at 1:41 pm

    I want to celebrate HIS life.

  195. Grace Gambino
    Sep 3, 2009
    at 12:38 am

    We are a family of five!

  196. nnina
    Sep 5, 2009
    at 12:16 am

    I can help this one.

  197. Jennifer Montgomery
    Sep 7, 2009
    at 5:05 pm

    Investing in next generation of believers.

  198. tineke wilson
    Sep 11, 2009
    at 10:22 pm

    I am blessed in jesus name.

  199. Jim Lanchester
    Sep 12, 2009
    at 6:16 pm

    what can I do for them?
    that is not given back tenfold

  200. Cathy
    Sep 15, 2009
    at 1:39 pm

    The best investment is in children.

  201. Rachel Herup
    Sep 15, 2009
    at 9:11 pm

    Her crayon pictures spell out “LOVE.”

  202. Catherine Leigh
    Sep 19, 2009
    at 12:36 pm

    Writing Letters Shares Love of God

  203. Ryan
    Sep 19, 2009
    at 7:29 pm

    God’s little children are so precious.

  204. Patsy Floyd
    Sep 23, 2009
    at 11:57 am

    Jesus loves all the little children.

  205. Sara Benson
    Sep 23, 2009
    at 4:08 pm

    She’s my daughter in another country.

  206. Sara Benson
    Sep 23, 2009
    at 4:09 pm

    My kids live in other countries.

  207. Jackie Lea
    Sep 23, 2009
    at 9:00 pm

    I love Jona, June, and Bea.

    God blesses me through you three.

  208. Lauren Morenz
    Sep 25, 2009
    at 3:12 pm

    Compassion connected me with true miracles.

  209. Bethany Jennings
    Sep 28, 2009
    at 10:41 am

    Thank you God for this opportunity.

  210. Bethany Jennings
    Sep 28, 2009
    at 10:42 am

    I love you Daniel and David.

  211. Sorena Lovett
    Sep 28, 2009
    at 11:19 am

    Showing God’s grace through pen marks

  212. Sorena Lovett
    Sep 28, 2009
    at 11:24 am

    together we’ll call his children home

  213. Ruth Penner
    Oct 8, 2009
    at 4:10 pm

    Give: A Future and a Hope!

  214. Linda
    Nov 20, 2009
    at 11:52 pm

    My love, stuffed into an envelope.

  215. Diana
    Dec 11, 2009
    at 10:28 pm

    Sharing the blessings God’s given me.

  216. Cletha
    Dec 25, 2009
    at 1:32 am

    One child + one sponsor = transformed lives!

  217. Stacey
    Jan 5, 2010
    at 7:41 pm

    Jesus said, “Sponsor”. I said, “Okay.”

  218. kristal
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 4:18 pm

    I know Haiti too well now.

    [from learning all the geography due to the earthquake]

  219. Patricia
    Feb 3, 2010
    at 4:20 pm

    Sponsorship is tithing from my heart

  220. […] Child sponsorship in six words. I saw this come across my twitter feed today: can you summarize what it means to sponsor a child in just six words? I tried, but haven’t come up with much. I wrote to our Compassion-sponsored child (in Nicaragua) and our World-Vision-sponored child (in Swaziland) yesterday. […]

  221. Mar 2, 2010
    at 2:32 pm

    The Difference is Jesus

  222. Kim
    Mar 18, 2010
    at 3:49 pm

    New to Compassion
    Procrastination is sinful.

  223. Katie
    Jun 3, 2010
    at 10:16 pm

    No sad eyes but rather smiles.

  224. T Barnes
    Jun 30, 2010
    at 11:55 am

    Sponsors afar prove God’s love near

  225. Jul 5, 2010
    at 6:19 am

    HOW CAN I BE SO LUCKY!

  226. Beatty Collins
    Aug 10, 2010
    at 6:52 pm

    I give and I am blessed.

  227. Dana
    Aug 19, 2010
    at 1:02 am

    Precious angels God chose for me

  228. Dana
    Aug 19, 2010
    at 1:03 am

    We get more than we give.

  229. Dana
    Aug 19, 2010
    at 1:04 am

    Placed on my heart by God.

  230. Katie
    Aug 22, 2010
    at 2:04 am

    Jerlyn, Fernanda, Erick: My little blessings!

  231. Ellen
    Aug 23, 2010
    at 6:33 pm

    “Christ unites every tribe and tongue”

    (See Revelation 5:9)

  232. Sarah T
    Sep 25, 2010
    at 10:16 am

    Child and sponsor loved and blessed.

  233. Shelley Bohlken
    Oct 11, 2010
    at 10:28 am

    Sponsorship, $38. Transformed lives, priceless

  234. Hannah
    Nov 18, 2010
    at 11:51 am

    Being financially uncomfortable is worth it.

  235. Nov 30, 2010
    at 1:31 pm

    Never knew it would make difference.

  236. Christy
    Dec 2, 2010
    at 9:23 am

    Heart changing, not just life changing.

  237. Tammy Merk
    Dec 2, 2010
    at 7:50 pm

    They’re the children I couldn’t have! :)

  238. Shelley
    Dec 8, 2010
    at 4:49 pm

    Childlike joy when reading my mail ♥

  239. Steven H.
    Dec 12, 2010
    at 5:41 am

    Plant Love, Grow Children, Harvest Souls!

  240. Kalah
    Dec 18, 2010
    at 12:48 am

    Christ love in children hearts shines!

  241. hannah carter
    Feb 4, 2011
    at 3:28 am

    lightnes,edberto,innocent, my extended family

  242. hannah carter
    Feb 4, 2011
    at 3:29 am

    Sponsorship, $38. Transformed lives, priceless

    love that!

  243. hannah carter
    Feb 4, 2011
    at 3:31 am

    Jesus said, “Sponsor”. I said, “Okay.”

    if this was facebook i would be ticking “LIKE THIS” X

  244. Annette Jackson
    Feb 4, 2011
    at 1:48 pm

    His love. My giving. Her life.

  245. Alison
    Feb 5, 2011
    at 8:38 am

    Light shining brightly in darkest places.

  246. Marlene W
    Feb 9, 2011
    at 11:40 am

    Two lives made richer by Compassion.

  247. Marlene
    Feb 24, 2011
    at 9:45 am

    contributing with my grain of sand

    • Tondja Colvin
      Nov 26, 2012
      at 6:59 am

      Winston-Salem, NC

      What a picture your words paint

  248. Lynda
    Mar 9, 2011
    at 11:30 pm

    A privilege to walk together.

  249. Mar 27, 2011
    at 8:11 pm

    Samantha is my Hatian born Hero

  250. Steve Brien
    Apr 13, 2011
    at 8:47 am

    Compelled by need, sustained by love.

  251. matt sanders
    May 6, 2011
    at 9:43 am

    GOD provied a “daughter” for us!

  252. matt sanders
    May 6, 2011
    at 9:48 am

    my wife & i have been married for over 20 yrs. we were not able to have children due to financal, physical & other problems. then regina come into our lives on a compassion sunday. we were able to have the daugter we always wanted. GOD set the plan into motion, we just have to obey HIM. HE sets our hearts on the things that HE knows will bless us. i praise the LORD every time we get a letter.

  253. May 13, 2011
    at 12:54 am

    Hez & I found we couldn’t have kids, which is a difficult thing.
    Following on from the six word theme…

    These kids have changed our world!

  254. Sarah Rose
    May 20, 2011
    at 5:31 pm

    A child gives what they receive

  255. Kerrie
    Jul 8, 2011
    at 8:17 am

    Divinely appointed meeting of two people.

  256. Jul 8, 2011
    at 12:36 pm

    Hope in the hearts of children.

  257. Julie Ann Escosio
    Oct 5, 2011
    at 9:37 am

    Just paying God’s undeserved grace forward.

  258. Christopher Redick
    Oct 9, 2011
    at 3:54 pm

    Within given Love, lives eternal Hope!

  259. Alexandria
    Nov 6, 2011
    at 8:02 pm

    Loving kids who need it most.

  260. Mallory Viertel
    Nov 16, 2011
    at 3:54 pm

    So many tears ; so much laughter !

  261. Jan 10, 2012
    at 10:05 pm

    It’s not about me any more!

    • Tondja Colvin
      Nov 26, 2012
      at 7:01 am

      Winston-Salem, NC

      That is so true!!

  262. melissa towery
    Jan 14, 2012
    at 7:17 am

    little faces little feet huge hearts

  263. Allyson
    Mar 25, 2012
    at 4:42 pm

    Children get opportunities, God gets glory.

  264. Lisa Marie Amendola
    Apr 2, 2012
    at 8:15 pm

    I receive much more than give.

  265. Debi
    May 17, 2012
    at 6:48 pm

    My heart filled with His joy!

  266. Missy
    May 28, 2012
    at 10:06 am

    Rwanda now has my heart, forever.

  267. Missy
    Jun 13, 2012
    at 7:37 pm

    I can’t wait to sponsor more!

  268. Jean
    Jul 28, 2012
    at 8:19 am

    Doing for children= doing for Christ

  269. Jean
    Jul 28, 2012
    at 8:29 am

    GIVE, you can NOT outgive GOD!!!

  270. Jean
    Jul 28, 2012
    at 11:40 am

    love, giving,teaching,praying= eternal rewards!

  271. Jean
    Jul 28, 2012
    at 11:59 am

    your heart living in another country!

  272. Kate Loke
    Dec 9, 2012
    at 6:22 am

    Blessed are the children and sponsors!

  273. Kate Loke
    Dec 9, 2012
    at 6:24 am

    We sponsor, we pray; HE gives.

  274. Kate Loke
    Dec 9, 2012
    at 6:56 am

    Sponsor a child. Let him/her smile.

  275. Mar 22, 2013
    at 10:18 am

    Help a child. Show God’s love.

  276. Samantha
    Mar 31, 2013
    at 8:06 pm

    Me: Seventeen. Her: Six. God matched

  277. Suzi Ronning
    Apr 17, 2013
    at 3:46 pm

    Helping a child’s family advance: priceless.

  278. Marya
    Apr 17, 2013
    at 5:51 pm

    I appreciate the opportunity to give.

  279. Barbara Willson
    Apr 17, 2013
    at 6:07 pm

    Jesus loves the children of the world.

  280. Lynn Fisher
    Apr 17, 2013
    at 10:02 pm

    With great Love there is hope.

  281. Apr 18, 2013
    at 6:49 am

    Thanks God for loving threw us!!!

  282. Kirsten
    Apr 18, 2013
    at 3:09 pm

    One person can make a difference.

  283. Camille Young
    Apr 18, 2013
    at 3:38 pm

    Thank you Father, for Y(our) child

  284. Cathy Greenland
    Apr 18, 2013
    at 4:47 pm

    Each child reserved for Jesus’ lap.

  285. Amanda Salmoiraghi
    Apr 18, 2013
    at 7:20 pm

    Loving the children in Jesus’ name.

  286. Tracy Jackson
    Apr 18, 2013
    at 8:25 pm

    God making a difference through me!

  287. Alan Candia
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 7:15 am

    Compassion, love, prayer, letters, money, life.

  288. Steve Angell
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 9:51 am

    God truly blesses those who give.

  289. Judy Cooper
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 11:47 am

    Joy in watching my child grow

  290. Rachel Robben
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 12:44 pm

    I will never be the same!

  291. Tobin Dorman
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 1:49 pm

    God’s wealth re-distribution? Loving our neighbor.

  292. Rebecca Kikugawa
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 2:43 pm

    Abundant blessings beyond description!

  293. Robert Koch
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 2:58 pm

    The Great Commission, why not me?

  294. Scot Koranda
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 3:08 pm

    God’s love saved us both

  295. John and Amy Kyllonen
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 3:14 pm

    When we give, we receive more.

  296. CAMILLE
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 3:45 pm

    I pray more because of her.

  297. Terie
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 3:55 pm

    Blessed to be a blessing. Amen!

  298. Apr 19, 2013
    at 4:02 pm

    MILES AWAY, BUT BONDED BY LOVE!

  299. Apr 19, 2013
    at 4:04 pm

    THEIR LETTERS WARM MY HEART DAILY!

  300. Elaine Clauson
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 5:12 pm

    My six words: Joy being part of Oscar’s life

  301. Ann
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 6:00 pm

    paying forward the Glory of God

  302. Bruce Jackson
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 9:21 pm

    My child told me in a letter that he prayed to receive wisdom, Solomon asked God for wisdom. This really Blessed me. You can read the Lord’s response in 2nd Chronicles 1:11 & 12 As HE was pleased and blessed Solomon abundantly.

  303. Amy
    Apr 19, 2013
    at 9:36 pm

    Give $38 dollars. Gain immeasurably more.

  304. Michael Burke
    Apr 20, 2013
    at 6:00 am

    Each child needs love and encouragement.

  305. Apr 20, 2013
    at 11:23 am

    Can’t afford it..;.Don’t even miss it!

  306. Janice
    Apr 20, 2013
    at 2:39 pm

    Thank You, Lord, for the privilege.

  307. Krystal
    Apr 20, 2013
    at 7:36 pm

    Worth so much more than before…

  308. Jacob
    Apr 20, 2013
    at 8:18 pm

    I came. I saw. I gave.

  309. Laura Heagler
    Apr 20, 2013
    at 9:19 pm

    Dear Lord, thank you for Brenda!

  310. Apr 21, 2013
    at 8:11 am

    He gave all!….Therefore, I give!

  311. D
    Apr 21, 2013
    at 2:44 pm

    Does more than I imagined

  312. Diane Hussey
    Apr 21, 2013
    at 4:06 pm

    Grandson died. Hope lives through Jordan.

  313. Rainbow
    Apr 21, 2013
    at 7:56 pm

    Precious daughter of God He loves.

  314. Marilyn
    Apr 22, 2013
    at 4:01 pm

    What love and joy I found

  315. J.D.
    Apr 23, 2013
    at 6:52 pm

    I now am the blessed one.

  316. Susan Ware
    Apr 24, 2013
    at 1:16 pm

    To think they pray for me!

  317. Luci
    Apr 24, 2013
    at 1:44 pm

    There’s MORE TO LIFE than US!

  318. Lora D
    Apr 24, 2013
    at 4:05 pm

    I gave; I fell in love.

  319. felicia
    Apr 24, 2013
    at 5:18 pm

    I was hungry, you fed me

  320. felicia
    Apr 24, 2013
    at 5:20 pm

    I was hungry, you fed Me

  321. Holly Sumner
    Apr 24, 2013
    at 7:35 pm

    Now he calls me big sister.

  322. M.
    Apr 27, 2013
    at 8:07 pm

    Compassion provided me with two angels.

  323. Eileen Copeland
    Apr 29, 2013
    at 8:19 pm

    Teaching me true gratitude and joy.

  324. M.
    May 4, 2013
    at 12:55 pm

    As a result of sponsorship with Compassion…

    …life will never be the same.

  325. Pamela Hisoire
    May 6, 2013
    at 8:55 pm

    Helping to change a life forever

  326. Lalie
    May 6, 2013
    at 9:16 pm

    In her eyes, I remember Him

  327. Heather Allen
    May 8, 2013
    at 1:01 pm

    give as we have been given

  328. Jan 28, 2014
    at 12:50 pm

    Never had children, now have NINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  329. Camille Young
    Jan 29, 2014
    at 9:04 am

    …. but for the grace of God…..

  330. Jan 29, 2014
    at 1:20 pm

    Jesus’ love for children through you!

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