Every person knows that deep down, hurtful words DO hurt. As a parent, I have heard it said over and over that for every negative thing I’ve ever said to my children, it needs to be countered with five to ten positive things. We should change the rhyme to: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always help me.”Continue Reading ›
Starting this month, Compassion is implementing a new sponsor letter delivery system that will speed up the amount of time it takes to receive a letter! These exciting changes mean some changes to what can be delivered.Continue Reading ›
The moms of the children our program serves are like every mom. They pray that their children are healthy. They weep when their children suffer. They work tirelessly to provide for food, shelter and a better future. And you have an opportunity to encourage them too.
Ideas for writing the child or teen you sponsor are a very popular topic on the Compassion blog, on Pinterest, on Facebook…pretty much everywhere. Here are some great things try…and avoid.
When you write to your sponsored children, encourage them by sharing your favorite Bible stories and Bible verses.
November is the time of year that many people contemplate the blessings they have in life. This month’s Second Friday Letter Writing Club theme focuses on gratitude and blessings.
The framework of donor as hero and the poor as thankful charity cases can do long-term damage. It subtly whispers to a person in poverty, “The donors are special; they have the power. You’re poor and different from them.” This can create a mindset of dependency that says, “I can’t do it myself; I’m dependent on someone else to do things for me.”
As your kids head back to school, here are some fun ideas about this fall season from our Second Friday Letter Writing Club on Pinterest of what to write in your next letter to the child you sponsor.
Sports are universally loved. Use these fun ideas for your favorite sport to connect with the child you sponsor!
It’s the second anniversary of our Second Friday Letter Writing Club! And we want to celebrate by sharing our favorite Pinterest ideas from the last two years. Wonderfully fun and beautiful ideas to include in your letters to your sponsored child!
Developing a meaningful long-distance relationship through letters with 5- to 10-year-olds isn’t very complicated at first. Tell them you love them, tell them God loves them, tell them you are proud of them. Send them stickers, coloring pages, and photographs of your family. Repeat often! But as any parent knows, as those little ones develop into teenagers and young adults, your communication style needs to change.