Finding yellow envelopes in the mail boxes brings everyone to the table checking to see who got mail. Since 2010 we’ve been growing and learning about the world beyond our small corner through child sponsorship with our children.
How a delightful it is to receive a bundle of news from our far away family. For the last 6 years the relationships we have with these children has continued to grow and deepen. Leonard, Carlos and Johana are three of the older kids we sponsor who have really opened up. They’ve shared their dreams, hopes and also their concerns. The letter writing aspect of Compassion International’s Child Sponsorship program makes the connection we have with these children very personal.
Over the years we have done a few other things to help our family connect more with the kids we sponsor. We’ve studied their countries, prepared meals consisting of foods they might eat and read literature about issues that impact them.
We have the blessing of living in a community near the Compassion International main offices location. Once a month or so, I drive over there and drop off our correspondence. While there I often pick up the Compassion Explorer, and from that magazine we read inspiring stories of sponsored kids. Our youngest daughter almost always enjoys making the crafts and recipes that are included in each issue.
The magazine includes:
craft projects, activity suggestions and games for kids
recipes from around the world for snacks and for meals
pictures that show the daily life of children in developing nations
stories of caring kids who creatively help others living in poverty
AND access to the free iPad version of the Compassion Explorer magazine
Today I’d like to offer you the opportunity to receive Compassion Explorer FREE for 1 year! Delivered to your home address. Just click here to request your copy of this wonderful resource.
I hope you take advantage of this free year of Compassion Explorer. If you have just a few minutes, please share if you sponsor children and how you make connections with the kids.