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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Tell Me How to Improve This Blog About Poverty

We want to hear from you! Our hope is that this blog would be a place where people can be inspired and equipped to help release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Take our survey to let us know what types of articles are most helpful to you.

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How Does Giving a Gift Help People in Poverty?

Have you ever given a Family Gift to the child you sponsor — or thought about giving one? Read the heartwarming stories of just a few families whose burdens have been lifted by the generosity of sponsors through a Family Gift!

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10 Prayers of Children That Will Melt Your Heart

The prayers of children are ever so simple yet ever so profound.

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3 Inspiring Women Standing Up for Children in Poverty

We’re celebrating the inspiring Lifeway women who have made the incredible stand for kids in poverty by reaching 15,000 child sponsorships!

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

You’ve given millions of kids in poverty the best Christmas! So, Merry Christmas to you! And a million thank-yous from kids around the world!

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Compassion’s Top 10 Favorite Instagram Posts of 2018

Our Instagram photos, videos and stories reflect the hope found by children and their families that we serve around the world. Through the love of supporters, Compassion staff and Jesus, they are breaking the chains of poverty. Here are Compassion International’s top 10 favorite Instagram posts of 2018.

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Joy to the World: The Anthem YOU Can Share

Christmas is near — giving us peace, cheer and bringing much joy to the world. But its greatest gift is something special that we just have to share!

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#SponsorSelfieDay Is Sept.15: Join the Global Movement!

#SponsorSelfieDay is coming on Saturday, Sept. 15. Join the global movement by posting a selfie or video on social media with a photo of the child you sponsor to show how simple it is to help change the life of one child living in poverty!

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Who Helps the Children Write Letters to You?

On today’s Compassion Letter Club blog, meet the dedicated tutors at Pentecostal Child Development Center in Honduras. They’ll encourage you in your letter journey with a behind-the-scenes look at letter-writing day and how they help the students connect with their sponsors!

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Dear Sponsors, Kids Share What They Love Most About You

Sponsors give love, joy and so many smiles! We asked Compassion students in Sri Lanka about their sponsors, and they shared how much they really mean to them.

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De-Childproofing Checklist: How to Welcome Children in Your Life

When you welcome a child into your life, you can forever change theirs. But where should you start? Here are some simple “de-childproofing” tips to help!

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