6 Ways to Write Your Child As If You’ve Met Them

You may never have the chance to visit your sponsored child, but you can learn from those who have visited tips on how to write great letters!

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Translating Love: An Interview With a Letter Translator

Compassion has thousands of staff and volunteers around the world, working faithfully to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Read insights from one of our letter translators who translates the thoughts of sponsors and children with so much love and dedication!

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How Long Does It Take for My Letters to Be Delivered?

Let’s be honest, getting a Compassion letter is such a joy that we all – children in the program included – want our letters to arrive quickly! But what goes into the process of getting letters to and from sponsors and how long does it take? We asked the folks who have the answers!

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3 Children Share Their Top Letter-Writing Tips

We know letter writing can be a challenge for all of us. So we went right to the source and asked children what letter-writing tips they would give their sponsors!

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How to Write Your Sponsored Child No Matter Their Age

No matter the age of the child you sponsor, we’ve got some ideas for you to make letter-writing just a little easier! Just scroll to the right age and start writing!

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Youths Share Why Letters Are So Meaningful

As sponsors, we don’t always know what impact our letters have on the children we sponsor. So we asked photojournalists to interview young people about how their sponsors’ letters have been meaningful in their lives. Here is what they had to say. Be inspired by the opportunity you have to lift up, love and motivate children and youths in extreme poverty!

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How to Teach Your Kids About the World With a Pen Pal

Do your kids have a special term for the child your family sponsors? Some kids use “sponsored friend,” “long-distance sister” or “brother in Uganda.” But what about “international pen pal”? Thinking of the child you sponsor as a pen pal could inspire your kids to write more letters. And that gives you a positive response whenever they say they’re bored this summer: “Why don’t we write to our pen pal?” Learn how you can use writing letters to your very own international pen pal to teach your children, while brightening the day — and life — of the child you sponsor.

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A Fresh Perspective on the Top 3 Letter Complaints

So many of our sponsors consider writing letters to the children they support to be their ministry, a way of encouraging children in poverty through the love of God. But sometimes it can get discouraging. Sponsor Hannah Hinojosa shares a few of the perspectives that keep her encouraged and writing, despite some of the most common letter frustrations.

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40 Questions to Ask in Your Letters for Every Season of the Year

Do you sometimes find yourself in a letter-writing rut? Need some inspiration for writing letters to the child you sponsor? Look no farther than your calendar! Here’s a list of questions to ask your sponsored child based on seasons and holidays.

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5 Ways to Be a More Consistent Letter Writer This Year

It’s a new year, and you have bright plans to write the child you sponsor more. Want to know some easy ways to help this important habit last all year?

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Your Best Letter-writing Questions and Answers of the Year

This year, we asked your most burning letter-writing questions to those in the know! Here are your best questions and answers of the year.

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How Are Your Compassion Letters Delivered?

The journey of how Compassion letters get to and from the children you sponsor is sometimes one of adventure. In cases where a local church partner is isolated, Compassion staff sometimes have to go the extra mile — literally — to get your loving words into the hands of the eagerly waiting children.

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