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Compassion Summer Intern: Putting a Face of Poverty

Like many of our sponsors, Compassion Summer Intern Veronica Fetzer learned a powerful lesson about poverty through a relationship with a child named Dairyn whom she met on a trip to Guatemala.

Although Dairyn is not enrolled in Compassion's program, she has helped Veronica realize that our ministry's impact reaches beyond the walls of the child development centers:

•The local church is reaching out to the community.
•Dairyn has adults within the church to minister to her needs.
•Sponsors are praying for the needs of children who are not in our program as well as their own sponsored children.

Read more about Compassion Summer Intern experiences here: http://blog.compassion.com/compassion-summer-intern-face-poverty/
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The words you write to your sponsored child are life-changing and powerful. What will you share this week?
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Compassion Summer Intern: Personal Compassion

For university students, the opportunity to be a Compassion summer intern provides valuable experience in a variety of professional fields. But this internship experience also provides something much more personal.

For Compassion summer intern Alex Tunell, a trip to Guatemala brought the ministry home as he experienced firsthand what we do in communities. It was there that he sponsored and met Blanca Alina Hernandez Chinchilla.

Read more about Alex's life-changing trip here: http://blog.compassion.com/compassion-summer-intern-personal/
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It's For the Kids

As a parent, you find yourself doing things "for the kids" that you never would have dreamed about before they came along. Why?

It's because kids matter.

At Compassion, everything we do is for the kids. And we won't stop fighting for them until poverty is eradicated from our planet.

View the full post and video here: http://blog.compassion.com/for-the-kids/
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Jesus People

How would you like to be called "one of those Jesus people?" What does the term "Jesus people" mean, anyway?

In this chapel message, Guy Hocker, Strategy Advisor in Residence, clarifies what Jesus people are and what that means for us this side of heaven.

Watch the Jesus People chapel video here: http://blog.compassion.com/jesus-people/
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Why is the World Cup Important to Compassion?

Soccer is not just a game to the kids who participate in Compassion's programs. Watch this video to see how it serves a bigger purpose.

#worldcup   #worldcup2014   #soccer   #compassion   #compassioninternational  
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Compassion Summer Intern: Hope is Here

During a recent trip to Guatemala, Compassion summer intern Kelly Uchiumi had some revelations about poverty:

•Poverty is spiritual as well as physical.
•Children can learn about their loving Creator even in the absence of the comforts we sometimes take for granted.
•Compassion's holistic model addresses all the effects of poverty, bringing hope in the darkest places.

Read more about this Compassion summer intern's experience here:
http://blog.compassion.com/compassion-summer-intern-hope/
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Bring Jesus Home

When you share Jesus with a child, you can be almost certain that he will bring Jesus home and share Him with the rest of the family.

In this chapel message, Dean Cowles, founder and National Director of CityConnexx shares testimonies of how a child can bring Jesus home and change lives around him.

Watch the chapel video here:  http://blog.compassion.com/bring-jesus-home/
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Share Your Letter Writing Ideas: #compassionletter

We'd love for you to share with us what you are sending to your sponsored child! Advocate extraordinaire Yvonne Reynolds is back with some great letter writing ideas:

•Printable Scripture pages
•Copies of your sponsored child's photos over the years
•Simple reminders of God's love for your child

We know you all have great ideas too, so please check out the full post and then share with us what you are sending to your sponsored child here: http://blog.compassion.com/share-letter-writing-ideas-compassionletter/
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What’s one silly thing that you do to make your children laugh?
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World Cup Fever

Most of the globe has been hit this month by a case of World Cup Fever. Far more than just a game, the sport of soccer (football) helps teach children around the world valuable lessons and skills that they can apply to life, such as:

•Cooperation
•Respect
•Healthy lifestyle

During this time of World Cup Fever, please take the time to pray for your sponsored child. Here are some suggestions:

•Pray that they will use sports to grow physically and spiritually.
•Pray that the children of Brazil will be protected from trafficking.
•Pray that children will learn humility and good sportsmanship.

Learn more about World Cup Fever here: http://blog.compassion.com/world-cup-fever/

 
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6 Tips to Get Your Young Children Involved with Child Sponsorship

Our friend and fellow sponsor, Hannah Hinojosa, shares some simple but effective ideas to get your small children engaged in the life of the child you sponsor:

1. Create a photo album of your Compassion family with pictures so your little one can see and learn about your new family member.
2. Pray together for your sponsored child.
3. Create artwork together to send to your sponsored child.
4. Ask them to help you write your sponsored child.
5. Read the letters you receive from your sponsored child with them.
6. Watch videos on our YouTube channel about other children in poverty with them.
 
Read Hannah's full blog post here: http://compassionfamily.blogspot.com/2014/06/involving-your-small-children-in-child.html

What do you do to help your children understand the importance of child sponsorship?

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Ray Zoller
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Awesome ministry.
Cammonde Merrick
reviewed a year ago
I work in one of Compassion assisted projects in Kenya, the program is so wonderful and transformative, it has been a blessing to me and the children we serve. May God bless this ministry.
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reviewed 4 years ago
I have worked with Compassion since '06 and they are an incredible company. The vision they are accomplishing is wonderful!
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Best workplace ever and high integrity as an organization.
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I work as Translator for Compassion International in Mexico.
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Compassion is amazing! High integrity and financial responsibility!