Making the most of your sponsorship journey 

 



Write to your child

Writing to your child is the best way to build a relationship, and your words of encouragement can mean the world.


Visit your child

Visiting your sponsored child can be a life-changing experience. Get in touch with our team today to learn more.


Country Updates 

Learn more about where your sponsor child lives, read updated stories, and discover how you can pray for their country. 


Give an extra one-off gift 

Throughout the year, there are several opportunities to provide extra support to your sponsored child and family. 


Stories

Ten stories from 2021 that will make you smile

Ten stories from 2021 that will make you smile

Friday, 14 January 2022 — Compassion International

Natural disasters and a pandemic only exacerbate the effects of poverty, leaving children and families with no hope for a better future. But these micro-stories show that when the Church offers a helping hand, their circumstances can change.
 

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How does sponsorship help a child’s physical development?

How does sponsorship help a child’s physical development?

Thursday, 16 December 2021 — Compassion International

The final blog of our four-part series discusses the impact that sponsorship has on a child’s physical development. For a child to break the cycle of poverty, they need a holistic development approach. This starts with meeting their physical needs. 
 

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How does sponsorship help a child’s emotional development?

How does sponsorship help a child’s emotional development?

Tuesday, 07 December 2021 — Compassion International

The third blog of our four-part blog series looks at the emotional development of a sponsored child. Poverty robs children of the belief in themselves and the hope of a different future. Sponsorship provides children with this hope and the emotional stability that children need to thrive.
 

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 Special delivery brings Christmas joy to vulnerable families

Special delivery brings Christmas joy to vulnerable families

Friday, 03 December 2021 — Compassion International

This year the pandemic has increased poverty in Ecuador, climate change has destroyed crops, and most migrants will not return home for Christmas due to shortages of money and jobs. Jenny’s husband is one of them, but her family was in for a beautiful surprise.
 

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How does sponsorship help a child’s spiritual development?

How does sponsorship help a child’s spiritual development?

Thursday, 02 December 2021 — Compassion International

The second blog of our four-part series looks at the spiritual development of a sponsored child. Solely addressing symptoms of poverty are temporarily helpful. But knowing Jesus and releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name is ultimately what we’re called to do.
 

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The first Christmas gift ever received

The first Christmas gift ever received

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 — Compassion International

Just north of Mexico City is one of the most violent towns in the State, where people commit crimes to survive. But amongst the misery that poverty can bring, in the heart of this town is a Compassion centre, bringing joy, hope, and love to vulnerable children at Christmas. Two children from the community can hardly contain their excitement as they wait to receive their first Christmas gift.
 

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How does sponsorship help a child’s mental development? 

How does sponsorship help a child’s mental development? 

Friday, 19 November 2021 — Compassion International

A child’s development isn’t hinged on one aspect of growth, like physical health or emotional stability. Poverty affects every part of a child’s life. Our four-part series explores this and begins with how sponsorship helps a child’s mental development. 
 

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The gift of discovering the true meaning of Christmas

The gift of discovering the true meaning of Christmas

Tuesday, 02 November 2021 — Compassion International

For Fadhili, poverty made life so difficult that Christmas was just another day to struggle through. However, when Tom chose to be his sponsor, Christmas became his favourite time of the year.

 

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If only you knew: Owen’s story

If only you knew: Owen’s story

Monday, 04 October 2021 — Compassion International

When Owen found out he was sponsored, his mother spun him around the room, his brothers jumped up and down and their faces lit up with huge grins. Owen knew his life was about to change, but what he didn’t expect was through his sponsor’s letters, he would first hear the words “I love you”. Owen and his sponsor became the best of friends through letter-writing. His sponsor even flew to Kenya to be the best man at his wedding! This year, Owen was invited to write one last letter to his former sponsor. It had been 12 years since they last wrote to one another.

 

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Some of the best sponsorship stories that came out of a global pandemic

Some of the best sponsorship stories that came out of a global pandemic

Friday, 24 September 2021 — Compassion International

Life under Covid-19 lockdown has been tough, especially for those living in poverty. Compassion’s Zoe Noakes shares some inspiring examples of how the pandemic didn’t stop people from showing up for each other—like the young man who rode a buffalo around his community with a karaoke machine to spread joy and raise funds for Covid-19 patients.

 

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Three ways to pray for the child you sponsor

Three ways to pray for the child you sponsor

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 — Compassion International

It can be hard to know how to pray for your sponsored child if you don’t understand their cultural context or what they’re going through. Children in different countries can experience poverty in various ways. In this short blog, we suggest three things you can pray for.

 

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