Like most people, I’m always trying to maximize my time. I don’t like wasting time while I’m waiting at a doctor’s office or even standing in line at the grocery store. You probably do this too: Almost unconsciously, I’ll start checking my social media feeds when I’m waiting for something or someone.
But you know what? Instead of just killing time, I could actually be doing something productive and more valuable than spending time on social media.
I could actually be building a personal relationship with Emmanuel, the child I sponsor in Kenya.
I could be writing to him and learning more about his family or even his community.
As a sponsor I want to connect with Emmanuel. But my biggest reason for not writing him is that I just don’t feel like I have the time to sit down and get comfortable and write a letter. The thing is, I know I’m not alone in that feeling.
Actually, we’ve heard similar comments from lots and lots of sponsors. You all have told us you want to write to the kids you sponsor more often and need a little help to do so.
Well … we heard you!
And we have made it easier than ever to connect with the children you are investing in. The newest version of the Compassion mobile app is available for all you iPhone users. And it allows you to take your sponsorship on the go … wherever you go!
The new dashboard on the app makes it super easy for you to see all the info about your sponsorship.
It includes your letter-writing stats and how many days are left till the birthday of the child you sponsor. It even includes what kind of gift-giving opportunities are available.
Next, once you know the details, you probably want to be able to write quickly and easily. And you know what? You can!
It’s so easy to use the writing tool to write to the child you sponsor. You can even attach a picture and upload it no matter where you are. So, maybe you’re looking at the most beautiful sunset or a gorgeous ocean view …
Well, why not share that experience with her and let her know that you’re thinking about her?
Another feature we’re really excited about is the prayer section.
We know that prayer matters to the child you sponsor. We also know that sometimes it’s a little difficult to know how to pray for a child in a different country.
Now you can go to the prayer section and find prayer points that will help you know exactly how to pray for him or her based on his or her age and country.
Oh, and we heard loud and clear when you said that you love knowing the weather and time in his or her country.
So we’ve made that very easy to see on the app. And you can see how far he or she is from you with our new map.
I guess you can tell we are pretty excited about the new app!
We can’t wait for you to get into it and discover how easy it is to stay connected with the child you’re investing in!
Of course, this app is a work in progress. We commit to continue improving it for you and helping you build a relationship so that you can continue to change the world for the child you sponsor every single day!