Thursday, July 30, 2009



I recently received an email from Compassion inviting sponsors to join their new interactive network called OurCompassion. It's a place where sponsors can connect with other sponsors, share ideas, compare notes, post photos or videos, and talk about their Compassion children and their experiences as sponsors.

I was hoping something like this would come to life. I've always hoped I could connect with other people from all over the world who sponsor children in Honduras, specifically in the two Compassion projects where Emily and Martha attend, or where Bessy, the girl that my mom and I sponsor attends a Compassion project.

I couldn't wait to sign up... and signing up was super easy!!

Already, I have found someone from the UK who sponsors a little girl in the same project as Martha. When she writes to Sindy, her Compassion girl, she will ask if Sindy knows Martha. Sindy will be 5 in a few weeks, and Martha will be 7 in December, so they're close in age, they might even be friends. Wouldn't it be something if the internet brought together the sponsors of two friends?

I look forward to learning more about how others keep track of their correspondence with their Compassion children, letters sent and received, what they send with their letters, what the kids enjoy the most, and what the family gifts have provided for the families. I want to reach my full potential as a sponsor, I want to honor God in my relationship with these precious girls. It's important to me to make the most of the honor and opportunity to be in their lives.

Do you sponsor a child through Compassion? If so, have you tried OurCompassion yet? Let me know what you think!

Where does your sponsor child live?

If you don't yet sponsor a child from Compassion, will you consider sponsorship today, right now?

If you live in Canada, click HERE
If you are in the U.S., click HERE