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Tammy in Vancouver, Washington

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Current Sponsor and new Sponsor My husband Ken and I sponsored Herve" from Burkino Faso in 2016 after I had listened to WayFM for 4 days and had a huge weight on my chest to take a child. Since then I have 2 kids I write to only. I love all three and share with all three. Since I lost my husband November 29, 2017 I chose to honor him and yesterday chose another boy that is 17 and has Ken's birthday and he lives also in Burkino Faso. I have less money now to live on now but God has this also.

John in Cannon Falls, Minnesota

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Barkley Circle Compassion is all about relationships with a child in need. It's a great program. The relationship grows and they become part of the family. When the status of the family and child change and are no longer eligible for Compassion, the relationship just stops abruptly and there is no longer any opportunity to connect. There has to be a better way for families to create some closure than a letter out of the blue that ends the relationship without notice.

Sophia in chantilly, virginia

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

LOVED IT My family sponsors a young boy in Thailand named Suwit and we just loved him! Compassion International helped restore our faith in humans. We went from just another person come and gone to someone who made a difference in somebody else's lives. I feel like I made a difference and that I matter. Even better, you get to learn about lives in other countries. Compassion International is the best! Please sponsor a child and change a life if you read this all the way to the end. Thank you, Compassion!

Meghan in New Mexico

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Love it. I love being a sponsor. I sponsor two kids from Haiti and from Africa. It has been an honor and joy in my life to try to give a little to support these children who would not otherwise have. I really love writing to them, hearing from them, and being there even though I cannot physically be present. It has been a huge part of my life to sponsor these kids who are now growing up on me. I will always love what Compassion does for children in need.

Dwight in Perdido Key, Florida

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

To God be the Glory! The Lord has never failed me and always provides for me, and He sure has blessed me spiritually and physically. One day I was having lunch with my family after church, and I spent $50, and we did not finish it all. I looked around, and people were throwing away food, throwing away a blessing from God; I felt guilty in my heart. The next day I sponsored 2 children from Compassion, and I feel honored to bless those in need.

Karen in Victorville, CA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Wish I could give more than 5 stars!! I sponsor several children & have several correspondence children - I thought becoming a sponsor would make a big difference for the children, which it has, but it has also made a huge difference in my life! I'm so glad Compassion is a Christian organization & that they teach the kids about the Lord. Compassion is a wonderful organization that truly lives up to it's name. I never knew I could love someone that I will never meet in person so much! Thank you Compassion for all you do in His name.

Bree in Montana

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I love Compassion! My parents sponsor a child through Compassion, and I am her pen pal! I love learning about her life, like what the weather is there and then I tell her what it’s like here. I would definitely recommend sponsoring a child

James in Monmouth, IL

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Best Ministry For Us We are in our third decade of sponsoring kids through Compassion, and we are so impressed that the potential for people to do good in the world just keeps getting better! We recently retired and took our first sponsor trip to Haiti. Meeting other sponsors and some of the Compassion staff solidified our commitment to be "all-in" in for this outstanding ministry! Really...how could your prayers, letters, and money be used in any better way?

Leona in Hawaii

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

NOTHING BUT JOY! My husband and I have been filled with nothing but joy and great blessings from the moment we sponsored our first child, KAHINDA, from Tanzania. My darling son has grown so quickly and I have been blessed to watch him grow in his love for Jesus Christ. Today we sponsor four children from many parts of the world. We have received so much more than we have given. I love reading their letters and I love the feeling of sharing what God has given me with these beautiful innocent children.

Hannah in Cambridge, Minnesota

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I Love Sponsoring Through Compassion! I have been a sponsor for 3 years to a little girl from El Salvador, and I absolutely love it! It is so much fun to get her letters and updates in the mail. I also love how Compassion is so rooted in Christianity and how they are financially accountable as well. The only thing I would say is to make sure you actually can afford to sponsor a child and won't have to cut off your sponsorship after you've started it. One thing I would like to see would be more updates about the children.

Tiana in hesperia, CA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Trustworthy. Items sent arrive to child! Though it's great to exchange letters and send pictures of our family, we wanted to send some tangible items, that we thought he & his family might like. My coworker has business in Indonesia & delivered a backpack full (items we purchased here) to the Compassion office closest to our child. It was exciting to get pictures of our kid and his family, wearing or holding the items we sent! In future I will send money, but it was great to know Compassion's integrity to get ALL items to him in his country.

Dominic in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Amazing Organisation I love the work that Compassion does. I have three sponsor children around the world, and they send me great updates and photos. I love seeing how the churches change the children's lives by not only equipping them with nourishment but also encouraging their Christian faith. If I've ever had any questions, Compassion's partner organization have been great to deal with. Would recommend it to anyone, such a blessing!

NANNETTE in NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I HAVE AN INTERNAL JOY.... I was listening to my favorite Christian Radio station (Star 99.1) and they were having a telethon of sorts to get children sponsored. I was compelled to call in and sponsor a child. 2 weeks later, I received my packet with a picture of the prettiest little girl from Tanzania name Anna. My heart has been full ever since and I recently chose to sponsor a 2nd child also from Tanzania. This is the BEST THING I've done in a very long time. Thank you Compassion International!

Jessica in Palm Beach,Florida

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

26 years and still staying These children need us all. I have been glad to support these kids, from all over the world, for 26 years. I'm grateful for this site and the other supporters.

Aubrey in Kansas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Worth it! The children and their families are 100% worth your time, money and prayers! It may not feel like you are connecting with the children right away, but give it time. I just want to assure you that every single letter you send impacts them in a big way. I also want to say that every single penny you send is being used where Compassion says it's being used. I have had the opportunity to visit 3 of my sponsored children multiple times and each time I go I see spiritual, mental and physical changes.

Catherine in Michigan

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I am very satisfied I have been sponsoring children through compassion for many years. They have always been a good choice of charity and they are working diligently to get better all the time.

Sue in Kent

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Hildenborough I sponsor a little girl named Namthip, in Thailand. Her first photo showed a quite solemn little girl who perhaps did not understand what was going on. Getting to know her, exchanging letters, receiving her drawings and sending photos, has been such a wonderful, special experience. Her smiley happy face this year shows her confidence has really grown and I'm so glad I took that step to sponsor. All children are a gift from God and deserve to know His love. You can help make this happen!

Kendra in Lafayette, OR

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Fullfillment I love Gloria so much, she writes to me sometimes and I her. I wish I could give more to her and meet her for the first time. I love that the church does so much for her and her family. Please God, keep watching out for her.

samantha in Hawaii

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

So Rewarding One of the most rewarding blessings ever. To receive letters, to write letters, to know that I am able to do Gods work. Matthew 9:37 "Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.' " “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Mark 9:37. If I could help them all I would. Praise God for He gives me to give them.

William in Plumstead common, London

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

This is for Wendy Hernandez Leon I sponsored Wendy Hernandez Leon back in 2011 or 12 for a couple of years and was sad to lose the letters from her when the sponsorship stopped. I wanted to resume it later but she had already been picked up by another sponsor. Well done Compassion. Thank you Jesus, God, and Holy Spirit you will find satisfaction in sponsoring your child. The kingdom of heaven is made up of these. Apostle Will

Neil in Vienna WV

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

My Compassion Sponsorship I have been sponsoring since 21014 ,starting with one child in India (whom I had to stop sponsoring when Compasion got kicked out of India) sadly and added one at a time until I got up to 5 (with a little help from one of my sisters). There are two frorm Peru, two from Ethiopia, and one from the Philippines. It's been very rewarding and also a bit of a struggle to make sure the money is in the bank for the withdrawal every month but I never had to stop sponsoring. It really has been a joy.

Nicole in Moultrie, Georgia

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I applaude Compassion!! I have sponsored a little girl from Indonesia for a little over a year. I enjoy getting her updates and also enjoy writing her letters. I am thinking of sponsoring another child and would like to thank Compassion for giving me this opportunity.

Carrie in Cincinnati Ohio

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Blessed By Sponsoring I've always put off sponsoring children due to financial issues. While at a Women of Joy conference I had the pleasure of speaking with the people from Compassion International. I looked at all of the children and felt a tug at my heart. I said to myself that I just didn't know if I could sponsor a child. Then, clear as day I heard the Lord tell me "I make all things possible". I chose a little girl to sponsor and then a few days later chose a little boy. So blessed!

Brooke in West Palm Beach, Fl

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Great opportunity to make a difference I starting sponsoring one child in 2014, and have since started sponsoring another. I find it has been a very positive experience. I love getting the letters from my sponsored children, and seeing their updated photos. Just to comment on some of the issues people have brought up, my children always acknowledge receiving extra gifts, and respond to the questions from my letters. Overall, it's a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.

Nimshi in Sri Lanka

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Helping these kids is my happiness It's such a great opportunity I am willing to sponsor more with the Grace of God . Vey happy that they are being filled with God's word by Compassion and also that they can have a good education

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