Why It Matters When You Volunteer

Showing up is hard. Sometimes it’s hard to believe our single act of showing up will make a difference at all. But when we’re able to see the big picture, we find that it is vital. When you show up, it matters … and not just to the people you’re helping. Let’s look at some reasons why.

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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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How to Make Gilbert’s Big Wedding Dream Come True!

My name is Gilbert Mfitundinda. I come from a beautiful community in rural Uganda where the last mountain gorillas live. But my family was poor. Even the poor called us poor. But then I received the best gift ever: sponsorship. And it has completely transformed my life. I want to tell you a little bit more about how sponsorship shaped my life — and what it has to do with my dream for my wedding!

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How to Pray with Compassion on This National Day of Prayer

This Thursday, May 2, is the National Day of Prayer. Prayer is a critical part of Compassion’s ministry. We believe it is key in releasing children from poverty! As the National Day of Prayer approaches, we want to not only pray for our country, but for the countries around the world where Compassion works. Will you join us in this effort?

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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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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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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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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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5 Inspiring People Building a World With Gender Balance

These five ordinary but inspiring people are proving that through the collective actions of us all, we can create a world with gender balance.

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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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How To Use Your Facebook For Good

Have you ever thought of how to use your Facebook for good? You can share encouraging posts. But here’s a way you can use it to change a child’s life!

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Learn from President Bush How to Make an Impact on a Child’s Life

You don’t have to be a world leader to have a big impact on a child’s life. Hear the touching relationship between a young boy in the Philippines and President George HW Bush.

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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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Claiming Her Right to Protect the Rights of the Underrepresented

Asha has dreams of becoming a lawyer to help those in her community who need it most. She believes that nothing will stop her, but she’s facing incredible adversity to achieve it. With your help, she will.

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