3 Fun Things for Kids on the New Compassion Explorer Website

Calling all parents, teachers, ministry leaders and grandparents. We want to share with you three fun things for kids on the new Compassion Explorer website!

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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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Top 10 Compassion Instagram Posts of 2017

Our Instagram photos tell stories of children, families, and the people that support our ministry. Behind the smiles, the laughter and the need is a deeper meaning and it connects us all. Here are Compassion International’s top 10 Instagram posts of 2017.

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3 Helpful Ideas for Your Christmas Letter This Year

It’s Christmastime for the Compassion Letter Club! Don’t face your writer’s block alone. We’ve got you covered with these helpful ideas for what to write to the child or teen you sponsor this year in your Compassion Christmas letter.

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5 Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Fight Poverty

I often wish I knew more when I was younger. I wish I grasped that even though I was young, I could still make a difference. It doesn’t take living in a country with extreme economic disparity for children to begin learning about poverty. Here are five easy ways you can encourage your kids, no matter their age, to become poverty fighters!

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23 Resources Every New Sponsor Needs to Know About

You just joined the Compassion family by investing in the future of a child in poverty through sponsorship. Now what? Check out these must-see resources to begin your new sponsor journey!

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Who Takes Care of the Child You Sponsor in Togo?

From the local church pastor to the tutor to the accountant to the cook, every person at a Compassion-assisted child development center has a role to play in a child’s life. Meet 11 members of our global village from Togo as they share from their hearts about what it’s like to care for the babies, children and teens in their communities who you are sponsoring.

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5 Reasons to Write Your Child – No Matter What

When I was a little girl, I had an Aunt Joan who would always send me cards. Every holiday I would peek into the mailbox and see her familiar handwriting on that heavy white envelope. She sent a Christmas card. Birthday. Easter. Fourth of July. No holiday went by without a letter from Aunt Joan. And each one made me feel special. Loved. Remembered. Encouraged.

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What Do Chocolate, Clubs and Hope Have in Common?

A few years ago, we launched Compassion’s Second Friday Letter Writing Club. We wanted to create a place for sponsors to share letter-writing ideas and stories about the impact of letters on the children we serve. We’ve been amazed at the response. More than 180 of you joined our collaborative Pinterest board, collectively pinning nearly 1,000 ideas for your letters and for the more than 18,000 followers of the board. Many of you have shared fun ideas in comments on the blog posts. But at the same time, there’s been a lot of change in the past year. Our guidelines and processes for letter writing have changed, and there have been some bumps along the way.

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Top 10 Instagram Posts of 2016

Instagram is full of faces. Faces of kids. Of families. Of sponsors. Of people. These faces reflect pain and joy and hope. And I think that’s why I notice them – because life is filled with pain and joy and hope. When I look through Instagram, I see a reflection of life. Here are Compassion International’s top Instagram posts of 2016.

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How Much Love Can You Fit in an Envelope?

I was 10 years old when I went to summer camp for the first time. I still remember the feeling as my mom drove away in our family’s station wagon. Utter and complete dread. I cried in the nurse’s office that night, clutching my stomach, telling her I was sick. She understood what I couldn’t. Sadness can feel a lot like a stomachache.

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How to Use Snapchat for Pictures to Send to the Child You Sponsor

Snapchat doesn’t just give me the ability to take pictures. Because what would be the point of using it instead of my camera? It lets me and my own kids get creative together in our letters to Fabian, our sponsored child, with features that let us draw, add text and stickers, and even overlay a cool filter based on where the picture was taken.

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