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


Combined Giving

When traveling home from Kenya last summer, I noticed these containers in one of the airports, collecting donations for the needy.


I thought it was a beautiful thing, to see the various types of money from all over the world combined to provide for others in need.


I have no idea who this group is, and while I have no reason to doubt their efforts, we certainly do need to be careful about where we make donations.  I do know that Compassion International is a company you can trust.  Click here to see why.  And, like the container above, the donations come from all over the world. Did you know that we have Global Partners in other countries that are also partnering with churches to minister to children in need?  Those countries include:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

The current countries where we partner with churches to provide support for children include:

  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Uganda

If one of these countries catches your attention please let me know and I’ll send you a child for you to consider sponsoring!  You can also search for a specific child at this website. It doesn’t matter where you are or which currency you use; you can sponsor a child today and make a huge difference.

How Can We Avoid Giving?

Here are many links to giving opportunities through Compassion International.  There are so many needs out there; how can we avoid giving when the needs are so great?

Water of Life

Malaria Nets

Critical Needs

Child Survival Program — support babies and mothers

Christmas Gifts to Children

Donate Your Old Phone

The Leadership Devlopment Program — support college students

Online Gift Catlog

Amazon Smile — Choose Compassion to receive a donation every time you shop here

Sponsor a Child Today!


Blog Links

Here are some of the other blogs I enjoy reading.  They each have such an interesting emphasis and all have connections to Compassion as employees or sponsors.  My friend, Caitlin, one of Compassion’s musical artists, has discovered that she has a brain tumor that needs to be removed.  She is the most bubbly and positive person and will be updating her blog with news of her journey, which so far has been nothing but trust and deep faith, whatever the outcome.  Jill has been writing for Compassion in regard to families for several years now, and always has great posts about the ministry.  The Compassion blog is wonderful in that the writers come from all over the world, from the various countries we minister in.  It is my first source for news about the world of poverty.  The Mezey family (Compassion employees) have been writing about their unique son who was born with no legs and only one arm, and what an adorable little guy he is!  His progress and courage is amazing.  Finally, my friend Sarah has just been to Haiti and has begun writing about her experience there.  Although not on a Compassion trip this time, I believe their sponsorship and support of children in need helped pull them through the loss of their little girl from cancer at the age of 6 months.  Since her trip to Haiti Sarah has been writing about her emotional connection with mothers there.  I hope you enjoy and glean as much from these blogs as I do.

 Caitlin Jane’s Corner

Compassion Family

Compassion Blog

Courageously Enabled

Peanut Butter Jam







Letter-Writing Advice

Today I want to post some of the best advice about letter-writing from the Compassion Blog.  These are the best articles I could find that should help you sit right down and get a letter off to your sponsored child today!


Shipment to Uganda

I’m pleased to announce that our small church has arranged a shipment of school supplies to go to Uganda.  After Willy Ouma spoke here  about Give Hope Ministries, the men in our church really took it to heart and started making plans for a possible mission trip to Uganda.  In addition, when they heard that a large container was being sent to nearby Kenya by Vision Beyond Borders, they asked if items could be sent to the children in Uganda as well.  Here are some of the supplies that are being sent:

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Several things are particularly exciting about this project:

  • The timing of the VBB shipment couldn’t have been better!
  • Some valuable mathematics curriculum were donated by a professor when a friend requested them — items that would’ve been thrown away at a value of several thousand dollars
  • The whole church got involved
  • The men took the lead in this effort
  • I had nothing to do with it; it was God’s provision and inspiration

That last one is such a blessing to me.  I’m the one that is usually speaking for Compassion, asking people to help children, seeking donations and gifts.  This was all arranged without any effort from me at all.  It’s great to see how God works!

Please make sure you check out Willy’s latest blog post about this ministry in Uganda.