Merry Christmas! And Thank You From Kids Around the World!

Merry Christmas From Compassion!

There’s nothing like watching a child’s face light up on Christmas morning. Wide eyes. Huge grins. Squeals of laughter. Because let’s face it: Some things are worth celebrating — especially the gifts that don’t just get opened at Christmas. Like the hope and love that you provide to the child you sponsor.

You’ve provided the very best gifts this year. So, from all of us at CompassionMerry Christmas!

And a million thank-yous from kids around the world!

Merry Christmas! And Thank You From Kids Around The World!


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What did you give the child you sponsor this year?

Comment below to let us know!

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  1. Linda Davis December 2, 2020

    I have not received pictures of my sponsored child or information about what gifts were bought with birthday gift money or Christmas gifts money or even family gift money in a couple of years or more. I always received photos and that information for the first child I sponsored, but not so much with my current sponsored child. Can you help with that? Thank you!

    1. Mackenzie December 3, 2020

      Hi Linda! Thank you so much for reaching out to us! I am so sorry you have not received much communication about the gifts you’ve sent to Mommee. Since the Christmas gifts are donated through our Christmas Gift Fund, the donations are combined and then divided evenly among all children in the program. We do this so that all children can receive a gift for Christmas, even if they don’t have a sponsor. All children get to take part in a special celebration at their Compassion center and receive these special gifts. Because of this, we are not able to send photos of the Christmas gifts. However, children will sometimes write and thank their sponsors for their Christmas gift.

      Normally, if you send a gift of $60 or more, we can take a photo of your child with your gift items and send it back to you in a special thank you letter. Sadly, though, due to COVID-19, our church partners are not able to send photos for all children, since most contact is remote, and they may not be able to get a photo of your child. Our national offices are also having to take on extra responsibilities due to the effects of COVID-19 on the countries where we work. This means that we are not able to make an inquiry about your family gift from March. I am very sorry about this. Please know that our heart is to provide the best help to the children and families. Your gift will still be used to help Mommee’s family their essential needs. Mommee may still be able to write you a thank you letter at some point, but regrettably, we are not able to specifically inquire about the gifts like we normally can.

      If you have any questions, please send us an email at [email protected]. We are happy to speak with you further!

  2. Sandy December 1, 2020

    We sponsor multiple kids in Uganda. Each year we try to send a family gift. It’s fun to get a letter back letting us know what they chose to purchase with help from Compassion staff. Over the years, gifts have included cows, chickens, goats, a motorcycle for dad, a property parcel where mom could plant a garden, food, clothing. One family that really inspired me thought long term and year after year waited for the next family gift….the first year they bought land and put down a foundation. The second year walls, the third windows and door and another year plaster. I hear dad hopes to rent it out for income for the family. I love his business mindset and patience with the project. I’m also glad I don’t have to shop and pick out gifts. I would have no idea what to send. But get to enjoy seeing what they pick

  3. Teresa Denny January 8, 2019

    Is there any way to know what was purchased for our sponsored children with the money we donated?

    1. Sarah January 9, 2019

      Hello Teresa! I believe you are referring to money you send for gifts, correct? If so, yes, you will find out what your child was able to purchase with your gift. Gifts that are under $20 will be acknowledged in the child’s next scheduled letter after they receive the gift funds. For gifts between $21 and $59, you will receive a special thank you letter from the child detailing what gifts were purchased. Gifts that are $60 and above will include a photo of the gift in the thank you letter. It can take up to six months to receive the acknowledgement in response to a gift you send.

  4. Martha Blann January 3, 2019

    We are so blessed to have a new little boy, Eklessia from Indonesia to help in his life and learn love for Jesus. Our journey is just beginning with him. We love getting the letters and pictures, and love sending our to his and his family as well. We had a little girl, Ana from Bolivia that we saw grow up and blossom in a beautiful young lady. We pray that she is living a happy life now that she is grown.

  5. Slager Family January 1, 2019

    We have been blessed to be able to sponsor 2 children from the DR for the last 8 years. We love receiving their letters. We pray for each child and their families daily.
    Thank you for the Christmas video.
    Blessings to all of you in the New Year!
    Soli Deo Gloria

  6. Darla Tomko December 30, 2018

    I am so blessed to have Sarah in my life and in my heart. I praise God for leading me to her. My world was to small without her.

  7. Mary Conteh December 27, 2018

    Thank you all for the Christmas wishes. Love you all

  8. P Sanchez December 26, 2018

    Thank you so much for the work you all do to help these children.

  9. Hannah Cramer December 24, 2018

    Thank you for the loving video, Merry Christmas!

  10. Debra Williams December 22, 2018

    Glory to God for bringing Dibora in my life. It is my prayer that God puts this on more people hearts. Merry Christmas

  11. Kathleen A Edwards December 22, 2018

    I thank the Lord every day for the opportunity to show the the love he has shown me. May what |little I have be shared with the gifts of these wonderful children. May the Lord always fill your heart if you let him

  12. Coreatha B Jones December 22, 2018

    Just my monthly pledge, unable at this time but will continue to pledge to Pedro. Thank you

    1. Susan Sayler December 26, 2018

      Coreatha, I am emailing you some more information about the options that you have as a sponsor. Please feel free to reply to my email if you have any further questions or concerns.

  13. Rita December 22, 2018

    I didn’t know we were able to mail gifts for Christmas. Was that possible or do they purchase gifts from the money we send?

    1. Susan Sayler December 26, 2018

      Rita, you are more than welcome to send any small paper items to your child in the mail. Please mail items with your child’s ID number on them to Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997-0004. Other than these small paper items, we recommend sending monetary gifts. You are welcome to send between $10 and $100 to your child and $25 to $1000 to your child’s family each year. Please log into your online account and click on Additional Giving to send a gift. You may also enclose a check made out to Compassion International with your child’s ID number and the words “Child Gift” or “Family Gift” in the memo line in with any physical letters sent to the address above.

  14. Gwen Kennedy December 22, 2018

    I tHANK THE Lord everyday that I am able to help 3 children. I am touched how they rejoice so much over my small contrubition, Prayer is powerful in helping these children become children of God.

  15. tracy collins December 22, 2018

    What a great video and inspiring video. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

  16. Willaim and Constance Etter December 22, 2018

    Samuel, and then Lovenji, have come to nestle in our hearts over the last few years. How they have grown! We would like to thank their center managers and teachers for all the help they give the children all over the world. God bless and protect and help you in every way! Amen!

  17. Justin and Carolyn December 22, 2018

    We are so BLESSED to be sponsors to CITRA WAHYUNI GEA !
    The greatest gift for you and all children around our world is JESUS OUR
    LORD AND SAVIOUR. He Loves everyone who come to know him.
    CITRA he gave us you to know and Love. Loved these videos with
    Wide eyed smiling children enjoying the true meaning of CHRISTMAS
    And Love for family,friends and Our LORD. GOD BLESS in 2019
    And always! LUKE 2:11

  18. Yvonne Goodmanson December 22, 2018

    Merry Christmas to all of you. We were so happy to receive a letter from our sponsored child’s mother.We count it a joy to be able to give to one of God’s little ones & pray that he grows up to love and serve God.

  19. roger curry December 21, 2018

    Hello Yipseh, Hope, Ronalou, and Bernard, I LOVE YOU so Very Much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!May GOD Bless You and your Families!!!!!!!!!roger

  20. Katherine December 21, 2018

    Brings tears to my sweet!Thank you. Feel privileged to share Jesus with Justus and Oscar and support them. Thank the Lord for his bountiful, EXTRAVAGANT gift. May we be the same for HIS glory.

  21. Janie Williams December 21, 2018

    Beautiful! Love and Blessings for the Christmas Season and the Upcoming New Year!

  22. Katherine Estrada December 21, 2018

    I thank the Lord for this ministry and that I have an opportunity to give to one child at a time. It all starts from a child! God bless us all and Merry Christmas to all God’s children of the world.

  23. Kim V December 21, 2018

    Very very beautiful and love all God’s children! thank you!

  24. lorraine blanchard December 20, 2018

    I am so happy to sponsor Reiner. It breaks my heart to see children around the world starving and in need of things I couldn’t live without. I am blessed to know I can make a difference in Reiner life. Sometimes I want to give him more because I want to see him happy. God has given me a chance to help another human being that is less fortunate then myself. God bless you Reiner and his family.

  25. Cynthia December 20, 2018

    I feel blessed to have the ability to make a small difference in a child’s life. I thank Our LORD N SAVIOR for ALL the Hearts who play a BIG role to make this program a success for All Our Children in need❤ GOD BLESS EVERYONE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON????

  26. Sharon Goerger December 20, 2018

    It takes so little to make a child’s eyes light up and makes me feel so blessed to be part of this ministry! Thank you all and God save the children!

  27. Michael Hickey December 19, 2018

    I am so blessed. This message reminds me of how wonderful Jesus is! Thanks you for reminding me of how important it is to show our love for all mankind. My heart is full!

  28. Max and Shirley Loges December 19, 2018

    We sponsor 5 boys in Indonesia. We gave each $1,000 as a family gift. One of them wrote they were adding a bedroom for the boy and a kitchen to their home with the money. Another has written they added a large closet, a bike for the boy, a washing machine, and an income crop of palms. We haven’t heard from the other three yet.

  29. Frank and Judi Pettinato December 19, 2018

    I am so lucky to sponsor Everson from Guatemala. I have his picture up in my bedroom and pray for him and his family daily.

  30. Joan fox December 19, 2018

    A very moving video. So cute! thank you.

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