Compassion Blog

Here are some of the best recent blog posts from Compassion.  These specifically mention letter-writing, a crucial component of child sponsorship.

Christmas Letters

Age Appropriate Letters

Selfies That Change Lives

Favorite Things My Sponsor Wrote Me

Words that Matter

 

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More Links

Here are more great links from Compassion International:

Letter writing tips

Country Links

History of Compassion International

Compassion Explorer, the Children’s Magazine

 

 

 

Great Links

This week I have some great links to share with you.  See the compelling topics below:

Protecting Children From Trafficking

Unusual Ways to Get to School

Compassion Mobile App

Frequently Asked Questions

 

A Story

Here is a story from Rwanda, about sponsorship and friendship. Like he says in the video, sponsorship affects the sponsor as well as the child.

Happiness

Compassion’s ministry is helping thousands of mothers, especially young ones, to learn now to care for their new babies.  They’re providing resources, education and supplies that make it possible, literally, for the babies to survive.  This is a really sweet and compelling video you don’t want to miss:

Lost in Translation

Here’s a great new video from Compassion highlighting the importance of sponsor letters.  Do you ever get goofy statements from your sponsored child that are hard to understand?  This video might help you understand why some words get “Lost in Translation.”

Compassion Links

In addition to hurricanes and fires this has been a summer of huge devastation in many third world countries.  Please continue praying for India, Nepal and Pakistan.  This affects more than 16 million children.  Imagine that!  They really need our prayers and support.  I’ve been especially concerned for two boys I’ve previously corresponded with in India through Compassion’s ministry–Joseph and Subhah.  I’ve been equally concerned for Muuo, the young man I met in Kenya.  I’ve recently heard that his area has been facing a drought and has tried to plant three times, only to fail each time.

Please give to Compassion’s disaster relief here!  Drought relief here!

In addition, nearly every month we hear about flooding in our partner countries:

February — Colombia

March — Peru

May — Kenya

May — Indonesia

June — Bangladesh 

June — Brazil

July — Ghana

August — Togo

August — Thailand

August — Mexico

June, July, August — Colombia

August — Ethiopia

There is one link to give to all these needs — here!