How to connect with other Child Sponsors

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Does anyone have any recommendation of ways to connect with other sponsor (Compassion sponsors and / or sponsors from other organizations)?  Are there any online communities / groups / forums where you can connect, share experiences / ideas? I've been a sponsor for several years now and looking for ways to connect with other sponsors, similar to the old 'Our Compassion' site which was discontinued.  Is there still a Letter writing club on the Second Friday of every month like there used to be? Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Carla

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Laura Allen

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Hi, Carla, there are several groups on Facebook. My favorite is Compassion Correspondents. This group is administrated by several Social Media ladies, who work for Compassion. Group members share about their letters, trips to visit their sponsored children, Compassion events, and sometimes personal prayer requests. You can also ask questions to other sponsors or the administrators. It’s a great group— very informative and friendly!
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Patricia

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Hi, i was wondering the same as the original poster when I saw this post. I looked up conpassion correspondents on Fbook and it doesnt look like that page is very active. No posts in almost 8 months. Is it called something else?
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Patricia! The group is a secret group, so it wouldn't show up in a public search. You would need to be invited in order to view it.
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Carla! Laura is correct. Compassion Correspondents is a great group to connect with if you're looking for something similar to the Our Compassion site. :)
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Amanda Johnson

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Hi Sierra. Can I get an invite please. Thank you!
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Amanda, I just sent the invite to you via email this morning :). I also removed your email address from your comment for your privacy.
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Amanda Johnson

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Hi Sarah. Can I get another invite. My last link didn't work so want to try again. Thanks! aykjay@yahoo.com
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Amanda! I just sent the invite! :)
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Katie

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Hi Sierra or Shannon! May I get a link to the Correspondents facebook page to my Compassion-linked email address? Sponsor # 08893644 . Thanks!
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Kristin Dodd

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Could I get one as well please?
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Katie and Kristin! Thank you so much for your interest in joining our Compassion Correspondents group! I will send you both an invite now.
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Sierra, Employee

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Katie, would you like an invite sent to your Yahoo, Gmail, or Passagesisrael address?
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Katie

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Let's do yahoo! Thank you :) 
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Kristin Dodd

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Hi Sierra, thank you so much! Unfortunately im getting an error message
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Sierra, Employee

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Katie, I sent that invite to your Yahoo address! :)

Kristin, will you please translate that error message into English for me?
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Kristin Dodd

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...shoot. It’s been a long week I’m sorry. Yes. “The link you have followed is perhaps broken, or the page has been deleted.”
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Sierra, Employee

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Thanks! I'm not sure why you would be receiving that error message... :/ Are you receiving it when you click on the link in the email I sent you?
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Kristin Dodd

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Yes
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Kristin, 
Do you happen to know anyone else who is part of this group that you could friend have them invite you? I am not sure why our invite isn't working, but maybe that would work? 
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Kristin Dodd

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I don’t know anyone else who is a part of this group.
:(
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Kristin, 
Are you positive this is the correct email that you registered your Facebook under? If so, can you forward us a copy of the email to socialmedia@compassion.com? I want to look at it and see what might be going wrong. Thank you so much! 
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Carla

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Thanks. Would this be the group called 'Compassion Sponsors / Correspondents'?

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Laura Allen

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Actually, that is a different group, administrated by a sponsor. If you want to join Compassion Correspondents, you’ll need to request to be added. It’s a secret group, so an administrator or a group member can add you, I believe. You might have to be Facebook friends in order to have a member add you, though. Maybe check with Sierra; she’s an administrator in the group. You can email the Social Media ladies at socialmedia@compassion.com or maybe commenting on her post above would work.
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Christina, Employee

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Hi Carla! We would be happy to invite you to this private Facebook group. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com with your email address used for your Facebook account. Thank you! 
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Carla

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I just sent you an email. Thanks so much.
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ann

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I also sent an email requesting an invite
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Laura Allen

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Carla and Ann, see you over there! :)
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Carla

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Great. Thanks so much for your help.
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Ashley Gonzalez

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Hi ! I would like an invite as well.
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Ashley! I have sent you an invite, as well.

Just to let you know, it does sometimes take a few days for these requests to be approved, so if you're not a part of the group right away, don't worry. :)
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Can you invite me as well please? My current email is not the email i originally signed up on facebook with ten years ago rhough & I cant remember exactly what the old email was.  and my name on facebook is patricia lytle Prince
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Patricia!
You do need to provide us the email your Facebook account is linked to or your request will not work. If you go to Facebook and click the little arrow in the right corner, then click on "Settings", you will see the email. Please provide this to us and we can then invite you! :)
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Hi Shannon,
Can you send me the link to the group as well. My email that is connected to my Facebook is takiyaharrell@yahoo.com
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi takiya! 
I just did the invite for you. :)
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Ashley Gonzalez

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Hi. Someone sent me a link to the group and the link didn’t work
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Ashley Gonzalez

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I think I wrote the wrong email.

Can you send it
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Ashley! I did message you from the Compassion Correspondents Facebook page, requesting your email address, but I'll go ahead and resend the request to this email address you just provided. :)
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Laura

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Can I be invited Also looking for a group just like this
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Sierra, Employee

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Hello, Laura. :) I have sent you an email for this group. It does have to go through an approval process, which shouldn't take more than a few days.
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Laura

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So. Got the email but it does not work! Can you send another one please!
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Laura, I had the email sent to you this morning. It is possible that there was an issue with the page on Facebook yesterday, causing you to not be able to view the content.
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Laura

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Is there another way to join? Does not work for me this way? I got the snd message as before
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Michael Crowell

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I had trouble as well clicking on the link, try clicking on the group name up above the button. "....invited you to join the group Compassion Correspondents" that worked for me.
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Laura, 
Do you have any friends in the group who could attempt to invite you? This may work?
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Laura

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Nope I don’t think so... is this ya only other way?
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Laura! That's so strange. The only way we know to invite people is through the email process. Is the email address you provided us with the same email address you have linked to your Facebook account?
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Laura, if you'd like, you can request my friendship on Facebook.  Then I'll accept and request to add you to the group.  Once you are added, we will plan to "unfriend" each other with no hard feelings.  If at some point in the future we get to know each other and want to be FB friends, we can do that.  :)  
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Laura

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Praise God the email worked today! Thanks for the help
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Christina Doza

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I would like to be added to the compassion correspondents group please. My email is cdoza28@yahoo.com.
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Sierra, Employee

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Hello, Christina! I will send you an invite to the group now. :)
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Sierra, Employee

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Actually, Christina, I see that you have already been invited to the group. Have you received an invite recently? I would encourage you to check your email inbox, as we are unable to send an invitation twice.
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Christina Doza

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No have not seen any kind of invitation. Would it be from Facebook or compassion international or some one else? And do you know what day it was sent? I'm looking for clues on how to find it in my inbox. Thanks
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Sierra, Employee

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It would be from Facebook. Regrettably, I'm unable to see when the invitation was sent to you, our information just tells us that you have a pending invitation to the group.
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ann

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I received the invite to the group through email and sent join request  I don’t often check that email but didn’t want you confused where it came from. Thanks for the invite. I look forward to getting approved.
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Kristin Dodd

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I know this is few months old, but if it’s still active, could I get an invite please? Thanks!