As sponsors, we don’t always know what impact our letters have on the children we sponsor. So we asked photojournalists to interview young people about how their sponsors’ letters have been meaningful in their lives. Here is what they had to say. Be inspired by the opportunity you have to lift up, love and motivate children and youths in extreme poverty!Continue Reading ›
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.Continue Reading ›
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.
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.
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.
This year, we asked your most burning letter-writing questions to those in the know! Here are your best questions and answers of the year.
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!
Pastors from our church partners around the world share just how your letters are making an incredible impact in the life of the child or teen you are sponsoring.
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.
Your letters to the child you sponsor matter! But don’t take our word for it. Watch these Compassion alumni talk about what letters from their sponsors meant to them in this month’s Compassion Letter Club.
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!
Don’t feel embarrassed if you’ve never written a letter to the child you sponsor! You’re not alone. Here are some simple, no-pressure ways to get started if you’ve never written before — or if it has been a while since you’ve written — from other sponsors just like you.