Small World

This is a small wallhanging I quilted by Jen Kingwell, called “My Small World.”   It was not easy for me, working with all these small pieces, but I finally finished it.  At 52″ x 33″ it’s just right to hang over a bed or table.  It would work well as a scrappy quilt, but I purchased it as a block of the month, because I wanted to use similar fabrics to the original.  Pinterest has lots of samples of this quilt to scroll through.

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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.

Back to Life

This is a very compelling story about Angelyn, whose life was nearly destroyed by drugs.  Listen to her carefully, and see if you might want to sponsor a child like her, to give hope and a future.

Worms

People often ask me what happens to siblings of sponsored children that are not sponsored through Compassion.  My answer is that everyone in the family benefits from the sponsorship, and it’s true.  Families take great joy in reading letters from the sponsor.  The parents are able to attend classes on parenting, nutrition and health.  Children share what they’re learning with others, and often bring food home to siblings.  Sometimes they share what they have with their whole neighborhood, as far as it will go.  I know one young man from Africa who tore up paper and broke pencils in pieces to share with others, since he was the only one in school (besides the teacher) with paper and pencils (due to his sponsorship).  Children in developing countries usually love to share, and they celebrate with those who have special opportunities, such as receiving a letter from their sponsor, attending school, or having access to health care.

But yes, there are many children that are not being sponsored, and families who do not have even one child sponsored.  Does Compassion’s ministry benefit them as well?  Yes, take a look at the following video.  In addition, entire communities benefit from sponsored children who grow up to become leaders in their society–teachers, health professionals, engineers, politicians and more.  Compassion’s ministry has a huge impact on their communities, far beyond what we can even imagine.  Watch to see how this entire community benefited from the Compassion center.