New Updates to the Compassion App: How to Easily Engage With the Child You Sponsor

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.

New Updates to the Compassion App: How to Easily Engage With the Child You Sponsor

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?

New Compassion iOS App Update

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.

New Compassion iOS App Update

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.

New Compassion iOS App Update

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!

You can download the Compassion IOS app to maximize your time while growing closer with the child you sponsor across the world.

Have you used the Compassion app before? Do you like the new updates or have ideas for others? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Glenn Christie March 14, 2018

    Perfect way to share my girl in Peru with others. Thank You

  2. Daniel Ulises Arias March 2, 2018

    Seria bueno que hubiese una versión de android, y que se pueda usar en cualquier pais.

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler March 5, 2018

      Estamos trabajando en una versión de Android que se lanzará más adelante en la primavera de 2018. Lamentamos que la aplicación solo esté disponible para los patrocinadores de EE. UU. En este momento.

  3. Nicole March 1, 2018

    Sadly I can’t download it in Germany. 🙁

    1. Shannon March 2, 2018

      Hi Nicole,
      I am so sorry that at this time, we do not have an app that accessible outside of the United States. We do hope to one day have an app that will be useful to those in other countries. Thanks for being so patient as that is in the works! 🙂 -Shannon

  4. Larry March 1, 2018

    What about us android users for this new app?

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler March 1, 2018

      Hi Larry! We are already working on a new Android version of the app to be released later this spring. Stay tuned!

      1. naddy March 12, 2018

        This is great. How will I know when it’s available?

        1. Leah
          Leah March 13, 2018

          Hi Naddy! We sill send out an email letting current app users know when the updated version is available. You will also see the changes when you log in to the app, if you already using it. The beginning of Spring is right around the corner and we anticipate it will be ready late Spring, so not too far away now.

      2. Virginia March 1, 2018

        This looks amazing. I can’t for the Android version to come out.

  5. Ronald Furgerson March 1, 2018

    Wow. This is cool beyond belief. Thanks so much for providing this convenient way to maintain contact with the young boy I sponsor.

  6. Maggie March 1, 2018

    This is great!!!

  7. Sarah Cross March 1, 2018

    These are great features! Would it also be possible to include local news in the child’s country?

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler March 1, 2018

      What a great idea, Sarah! We’ll be sure to take it into consideration!

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