Writer’s block, that dreaded feeling when a blank page is staring you in the face and you are pretty sure it is on the verge of mocking you. …Read more
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My name is Ginsely. I live in the Dominican Republic. My story changed when Compassion, with my sponsor and also the team of my church came into my life.
When I was in the Compassion programme I don’t know if my sponsor knew how big was the impact of her taking the time to write letters and help a little girl.
Letters from my sponsor made me laugh a lot. They made me feel we were not different even though we spoke different languages and different cultures. With her I learnt to appreciate myself and raise myself. She used to give me the right advice. I knew when things were not good with her – I understood that she also faced the same fears that I had in some way.
It was exciting to hear from my friend who lives so far away. I used to write in a notebook each week things I wanted to share with my sponsor in the next letter. I shared about my fears, desires, dreams, challenges, interesting things, my behaviour, my school, my family, my community. The most beautiful thing was that my sponsor used to share her life with me and that made me feel identified with her. I always wanted to be like her in the future. In the pictures I saw her beautiful smile and I tried to smile like her in my school. Having her letters was like having a bit of her in my life…when I missed her I just had to find her letters and read them again and view her photos.
My sponsor was and still is someone really important in my life, a friend, a teacher, a leader. Her words are still in my heart. I have so much to say about that relationship I could write a book…it was just a wonderful blessing. Her love gave me confidence to achieve my dreams.
Today is the start of letter writing month here at Compassion UK- why not get involved and get writing to your sponsored child. Write online at https://my.compassionuk.org/app/login/redirect/mySponsorships today!
Having arrived in Antigua, Guatemala, my mind soon turned towards meeting my Compassion sponsor child for the first time. The meeting was to take place on day three in Antigua and as every day passed I was getting slightly more excited and nervous.
By Bob McCoy
“It’s not every day that you hear of three 16 year old Irish schoolboys sponsoring a 16 year old boy in Ecuador to go to school and, hopefully, experience the same opportunities in life as the three Irish schoolboys will have,” says Peter Mercier of Compassion Ireland. …Read more
Images of global poverty make us long for a stop to the injustice of it. When considering how we can best serve the poor it can be easy to feel disillusioned with where to begin tackling such an immense problem. New findings from research into the effectiveness of Compassion child sponsorship an are independent, statistical encouragement of what we’ve been seeing in thousands upon thousands of transformed lives for over 60 years.