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You're really nice (: Bless you!


Hi Joanne,

When we sponsored our first Compassion child last year, I gave up my monthly manicure. We just signed up to sponsor a second child, so our second phone line at home (for the fax machine which we rarely use) is going... You're right that one life is a lot to change, and I'll add " life is also worth changing!"

Blessings to you!

P.S. Give Melana a hug for me when you see her in Laramie, ok?


Thanks for talking about this! We have sponsored a little boy in Kenya for 2 years, and it has been so life-changing for us, I think. What an awesome blessing to be able to give in this way! We encourage everyone to do this!


I heard a quote the other night "I know I can not help everyone in everyway, but I can help someone in someway." Fits the idea of supporting a child through Compassion.

Wish I was at the the retreat this weekend.


Just thougth of another quote that fits, "Live Simply so other can Simply live"...a bit cliche but true.

Will be praying for you this weekend.

Dawn W

Looking forward to hearing about how the retreat went this past weekend.



I remebered Memory Monday!


Missing your posts...hope you're OK.

Farm Fresh Jessica

I LOVE Compassion. I would sponsor the whole of Ecuador if I could.


We've sponsored a little girl in Bolivia for 10 years. It's been amazing to watch her grow and to know that we've had a little hand in that. We now also sponsor an "older child" (she's 15) from Uganda. Again - it's been an amazing experience. Just over a dollar a day to help change a life... doesn't seem like much of a sacrifice considering how blessed we are! Thanks for sharing this with all of us!! :)


Great perspective. It's so healthy to remember that our "hard times" are very different from what is experienced in other parts of the world.


I know I'm late to the party with this post. I know that Joanne is currently in the hospital. I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you and this post inspired me to sponsor a child in Ecuador.

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