Once again I find that I have no idea how to begin this post – or even the words to use to describe the amazing experience that was Ecuador. I know I left part of my heart in South America, and in all honesty, most days the trips I took there feel more like a … Continue reading Ecuador Day 4: Birthday Celebrations and Letters Working
Once again I find that I have no idea how to begin this post – or even the words to use to describe the amazing experience that was Ecuador. I know I left part of my heart in South America, and in all honesty, most days the trips I took there feel more like a … Continue reading Ecaudor Day 3: Roses and Rose Gardens
Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a post about my Compassion International Child, Helen Angela, and her Almost Smile Photo - a photo that I was so happy to get because it was the first time I had seen her remotely happy. Always a serious photo taker, Helen Angela comes off as stern and no-nonsense, … Continue reading Look at that Smile!
If all goes to plan, in just a few short hours I'll be hugging my sponsored kids and dining with them at the hotel. I am beyond giddy! When I traveled with Compassion International to meet my two Ecuadorian sponsored children, Josué & Emily, in 2013, I had no idea what to expect. No idea how … Continue reading Questions for My Sponsored Kids
******EDIT: Please note that this post pre-dates Compassion's New Writing Guidelines that go into effect on April 11, 2016. You can read about the new guidelines here.************ As you know, I'm a passionate Compassion International Child Advocate with three sponsored children in South America. As a sponsor, I give $38 per child per month to … Continue reading 25 Easy & Fun “Extras” to Include in your Compassion Letters
I’m continuing my series of copy-able letters to sponsored children. To read more about this series, click here. To view other templates, click the “Sponsor Letter Templates” link under the main blog header (or here, if reading in a feed). Want to pin this template to Pinterest? Just use the “pin-it” button at the bottom of this post. Easy … Continue reading Generic Older Boy Letter Template
Today I’m continuing my series of posts relating to my recent trip to Ecuador. For previous posts, click here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After an intense Saturday visiting our sponsored children, we spent Sunday enjoying a wonderful church service and doing a bit of sight-seeing. Before the church service began, we took a quick tour of the facility and … Continue reading Ecuador: Sunday Morning Church & the Equator