Saturday, September 25, 2010

Compassion International

Today is a very special day for me. I received my packet today from Compassion International introducing me to the young man in Africa that I will be writing to and getting to know. He is 17 years old and lives in Tanzania.

With today's technology I can even correspond with him in Swahili by using the translation services on line. This should help the translators and speed up the process of getting my letter in his hand. He lives with his grandmother and enjoys soccer, volleyball and singing.

I never knew until one of my blog friends said that you could be a letter writer without being a financial sponser. Now that I am an active member of the Compassion team I realize that from time to time I can even help him and his family by including a monitary gift along with my letter.

If any of you feel led to get involved you can contact Compassion at We can make a difference.


  1. What a wonderful organization. I am going over to to check things out. Thank you!

  2. sounds cool. i'm going to check it out too.

  3. How wonderful that you sponsored him! I wanted to let you know, though, that you need to write to him in English. The workers in Colorado need to be able to read your letters, to be sure that they don't say anything inappropriate or culturally sensitive. The translation happens in the child's country and those workers also make sure that nothing culturally sensitive get shared. I appreciate your efforts to speed up the process, but just wanted to make you aware of Compassion's policies. May God bless this new realtionship!

  4. Awesome! I think it's really cool that Compassion lets you write letters to someone even if you aren't able to be a sponsor. (and if I had my head on straight, I would have remembered that you had to send your letters in english when you e-mailed me).

  5. What a great way to meet and share with other cultures. I look forward to hearing more.