Sponsor Trip Board?

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Hi!  I was wondering if there is a board somewhere where sponsors can post wanted upcoming child visitation plans (like a classified ads) if they are looking for someone to travel with them to a country?  I really don't want to go on a full Compassion tour, but I do want to visit some of my children and don't necessarily want to take the trip by myself.
Also, if you are planning a trip on your own, does Compassion give any recommendations on where to stay near where you'll meet your child?
Many thanks!
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CH

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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi CH! I would actually recommend joining the Facebook group that is run by a fellow sponsor. I'll send you an email invitation now! They talk about their children on there daily and many of them go on sponsor tours. You might be able to find someone there who would go with you! You do have to make all the plans yourself when you schedule an individual trip, but our Tours and Visits department who you will be in communication with already when you plan the trip may have some good ideas on places to stay. Some of the more well traveled sponsors on that Facebook page may also have recommendations :).
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Jenny Kim

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My facebook is under this email address:  cookie0126@hotmail.com
Could you send me an invite again? Thank you!
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Jenny! I sent an invitation to that email for you :).
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Jenny Kim

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I had to send a request through Facebook again. Could you accept it please? Thank you!
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Jenny! I'll let the person who handles those requests know we need to accept you :)! I hope you have a great time chatting with other sponsors on there. It's a wonderful community to be involved with!
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Jenny Kim

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Thank you!! :D
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Steve

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This is a really cool idea!  Which Facebook group would this be?

Having just returned from two Compassion trips, I would encourage anyone considering a Compassion group tour to go for it.  It is inspiring, educational...even life-changing.  However, I don't want to wait to see "my"  children until I have the money for two more full tours.  

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Steve! This was a group that was created specifically for letter writers (correspondents) and many have also visited their children. I just sent you an invite to the group. Please click the link in the email from Facebook to join the group. 
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Lauralei Knight

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I would love that link as well. Maybe it could be put in a place of prominence on the website so all sponsors could get it easily. Seems like a widely requested link. Thanks!
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Lauralei, we are wanting this group to remain small and it actually is not designed for trip members specifically. The thing is that many of the members take trips. Either way, I just sent you an invite on Facebook to the group. 

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