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  • Advocate brings Compassion to small North Dakota town

    Apr 06, 2015

    If you asked Kari Ann Dunderland what makes her husband, Paul, tick as a Compassion child advocate, she gets straight to the point: “He has such a compassion for it.”

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  • Consider Hosting the Compassion Experience

    Mar 23, 2015

    Eighteen months into the national tour of The Compassion Experience, countless sponsors and Advocates have yet to see it come to “a city near you.” But for one Advocate, waiting and hoping it would come close wasn’t an option.

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  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

    Mar 16, 2015

    If you could experience one thing from another country, what would that one thing be?

    For David Raxon, of Guatemala, that one thing was snow.

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  • Spreading the word about your Compassion Sunday Event

    Mar 09, 2015

    Sharing about your Compassion Sunday event before and after your presentation date via your social media outlets can help amp up your event.

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  • Sponsoring Children is a Piece of "Cupcake"

    Feb 16, 2015

    A 12-year-old from Stillwater, N.Y., bakes and sells cupcakes to support her two Compassion International sponsor children: Sintya, an 8-year-old from a small village north of Pontianak, Indonesia, and Erick, a 17-year-old from a village west of Kisumu City, Kenya.

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  • Pinterest and Child Advocacy

    Jan 12, 2015

    Pinterest can be described as a visual online corkboard. It is a way for people to collect (pin) ideas they find online and store them onto ‘boards’ they create. A Pinterest user can have many different boards: recipes, birthday party ideas, wedding planning, travel ideas, photography…the potential is only limited to the user’s imagination.

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  • Be An Advocate – Think Outside the Box

    Dec 01, 2014

    Andrew Hedges and his family attended an advocate conference in Massillon, Ohio, in October. While Compassion alumnus Ben Mwangi shared his story, 10-year-old Anna Hedges was busy capturing her thoughts on paper. Read on and accept Anna’s challenge to each of us.

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  • Compassion sponsor’s seven-year journey makes it to Maine stage

    Nov 10, 2014

    Advocacy opportunities are many and varied: Compassion Sunday, small group presentations, fund-raising runs, golf outings, yard sales, bake sales and 1-to-1 sharing. A full-length musical is typically not included in such a list. Typically, until you consider the story of Compassion sponsor Alan Bean.

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  • Finding Wilson

    Nov 03, 2014

    Advocate Teri Gerdes from Wisconsin shares an incredible story of how God works in the lives of His people.

  • What is the 5 Week Club?

    Oct 20, 2014

    A short sprint of 5 weeks where sponsors join together in a close knit community with 30 other sponsors from around the United States committing to each finding a sponsor for one child in need. By joining a closed Facebook page exclusive to the 30 participants in the 5 week sprint, participants gain the benefit of experiencing community with others sponsors and spurring each other on to advocacy. We will be designating 5 Week Clubs across the United States on a first come, first serve basis, so reserve now for our November launch! To participate, email us at your name, address, email, sponsor and advocate number (if applicable) with the email subject heading “5 Week Club”.

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