Being a Compassion Family

Sponsoring these children was initially my idea as a mom, but these relationships have become a family affair – and we’re all better off for it.

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What Is Child Sponsorship, Really?

Child sponsorship is about participation. Sponsoring a child is an exciting, humbling, invested experience that really is changing the world — one life at a time. #SponsorChange

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Nine Most Common Correspondence Questions

Questions about correspondence are among the most common we hear among support community and in the contact center.

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Never Too Old

One of Satan’s biggest lies is that we are too young for God to use us. When we are older, Satan will also try to tell us that we are too old to be used by God.

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An Inside Look: Correspondence at Compassion

Since implementing the new online letter writing tool, we receive about 7,000 web letters each day compared to the 1,000 or so we received daily before the tool was implemented.

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Why Is It So Hard to Say Goodbye?

I grieve today for the child I’ve lost. The relationship has ended. He’s left the Compassion program. There’s nothing I can do. And he’s not even really mine; I’m the correspondent.

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Changes to Our Letter-Writing Process

To help you feel more closely connected with your child, we’re implementing four changes to our correspondence process in the next year.

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I Want to Be Part of Something Bigger

God doesn’t want me stuck, and I don’t want to be stuck either! I want to be faithful in my little piece of world, but I also want to be a part of something bigger.

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The Real Ministry of Child Sponsorship Lies in Letter Writing

If you can afford to sponsor a child but, for any of several reasons, know that you will not correspond faithfully, please do the part that you can do and ask Compassion to find someone to do the other part.

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Our Business Model Is Out of Date. Help Us Innovate.

David Kinnaman, President of The Barna Group, recently told an assemblage of more than 100 Compassion employees, “Your business model is out of date.” He didn’t suggest it. He declared it. As fact. He didn’t say it might happen in the future. He said it’s here. He didn’t position it as his opinion to consider. He delivered this “truth” directly, firmly and respectfully. It was refreshing.

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