This month, our letter of gratitude comes from Erlan, who is a Compassion alumnus and works in our Compassion Indonesia office. I hope you feel challenged and encouraged by his words!

Dear Prayer Partner,

When I was a little boy, I was sponsored by a family from the U.S. through Compassion. My sponsor always sent me words of encouragement through letters.

I still remember in one letter, they told me that they put my photo on the refrigerator so they could see my photo and pray for me every day. They also told me that sometimes their daughter took my photo and kissed it.

When I read all that, I felt so special by knowing that they really loved me. At the end of the letter, they told me how much God loved me. This letter inspired me to accept Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. Since that moment, my life has been changed by the Word of God sent through my sponsor’s letters.

I am so grateful for each person who invested in my life by giving me words of encouragement, hope and love. Proverbs 25:11 says, “The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in silver.” Let us use our words to pray for and encourage one another.

In Christ,

Compassion Indonesia 


  • We praise God that 461 children and their families in the Philippines displaced by Tropical Depression Vicki have returned to their homes and repaired damages to make them livable.
  • We praise God that none of our children, families or staff were affected by the earthquake that struck West Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • We praise God that the flooding in Ethiopia has subsided and 150 Compassion-assisted children who were affected were supported by their local centers.
  • We praise God that the six children and their families affected by the recent fire in Looc, Manadue City, Cebu, Philippines, have returned to the community.
  • We praise God that the floodwaters in North Sulawesi, East Indonesia, have receded and life is returning to normal throughout the community.

Prayer Calendar

When you join Compassion International's Prayer Partner Network, you receive a prayer calendar via email at the end of each month. The monthly prayer calendar will help you pray consistently for "the least of these."