The Power of Words

When we write to our sponsored child, our words are often the very thing that help create future dreams. And sometimes those dreams are to be just like us.

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The Day I Signed up to be a Compassion Sponsor

I had heard that cry only twice in my life, but the sound is burned into my memory. This cry … this lament … pierced my soul. Instinctively, I understood an emotion so great, I knew no words existed to express it. It was 2009. Atlanta. I […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Write Your Sponsored Child

It might seem like just words on a page. But something in your letter will change your child’s thinking, draw him closer to God, encourage her to dream.

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Ministry Insider: Jeff Arnold, the Man Behind the Camera

Jeff Arnold is the eyes and ears for sponsors through video and photography. He travels to each country we work in to get stories of sponsored children.

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Sponsor Letters: Gifts From the Heart

For children in Togo and around the world, a letter from a sponsor is a source of great joy. Most children see letters as gifts from the hearts of their sponsors.

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A Sponsor’s Letter: From Gayle to Her Child

A lot needs to happen before a sponsor like Gayle can receive a letter from her sponsored child. In this video we see the sponsor side of the sponsor-child letter-writing journey.

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A Sponsor’s Letter Inspires a Child’s Dream

In a community where the size of land, number of children and herds of cattle define one’s worth, Suyianga’s family is considered among the lowliest in the community. But today Suyianga is more confident about himself as a result of the encouraging letters he receives from his sponsor.

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What is the Most Interesting Thing Your Sponsor Has Told You?

The things you share in your letters may sometimes feel like every day news to you but your words encourage, motivate and provide tangible evidence to a child living in poverty that they are loved.

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Six Ways Child Sponsorship Can Change the Life of a Six Year Old

Kim assumed that our ministry would change her perspective as an adult, but wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to her children. After becoming a sponsor, she has seen first-hand six ways child sponsorship has changed the lives of her 6 and 2-year-olds.

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What Can I Share in Letters to My Sponsored Child?

Ideas for writing your sponsored child are a very popular topic on the Compassion blog, OurCompassion, on Facebook…pretty much everywhere.

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