Letters from pastors at churches that run Compassion projects

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This week I received the letters from pastors at churches that run Compassion programmes.  It was great to read all the letters and to  learn more about the projects and how they impact on the children, church and wider communities.  It was especially lovely to receive letters from the pastots of projects that I have visited!
I was wondering - can we, as sponsors, now write letters to the pastors of the churches as well as to  the children?  I'm guessing that it is not the expectation, but would the pastors like to receive a short letter / words of encouragement / support?  Would Compassion translate and forward  letters from sponsors to the pastors?  There would have to be no expectation that the pastor would reply - as they need all the time they have to focus on the great work that they are doing. Just wondered....
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Ceri Bowen

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William Blair

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Hi Ceri. What you can do is add them into your letters to your sponsor children and ask them to share the letters with the pastors. You can also add the teachers into the letters. And you can ask your sponsor children to share your letters with the other kids. Some are still waiting for an sponsor and those who have sponsors don't ever receive letters will appreciate this. I have the book Just A Minute by Wess Stafford,former president of Compassion. Just one positive thing said to a child can make a difference for a lifetime.

I was on a sponsor tour in Honduras last year and another sponsor said one of the teachers told her it is difficult sometimes to get some of the sponsor kids to understand God has a plan for their lives and that there is a way out of poverty and life can be much better for them. If you've seen where they live it's easy to understand why they feel that way. So we're here to step in with the pastors and teachers to support them. Our letters make a difference in their lives more than we can know.

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