Kristen Welch
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Kristen writes at her parenting blog, We Are THAT Family and is author of Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Safe Sparkly Faith is No Longer Enough and founder of The Mercy House. Follow Kristen on twitter as @WeareTHATfamily.

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  1. I can’t wait to read these! When I first read Sophie & Shannon’s posts from Uganda I wrote a post entitled “The One In Which I Sob”. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I said, “That is what I want to do when I grow up.” I’ve written several posts about Compassion (and World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse) since then because our two Compassion kids in Burkina Faso and our World Vision Daughter in the DR have changed our lives.

    So thankful for Compassion and WV and other organizations getting involved w/bloggers to spread the word and CHANGE KIDS LIVES!


  2. This worked out perfectly! Today is the day we mailed our first letter to our little girl in Haiti! So excited to begin this journey.

  3. We love our communications with our kids~~Thank you for bringing these all together, what a great idea. Praying many will share this ^_^! Blessings to you all.

  4. Wow! Thank you for writing this to bring everyone together! I just sponsored my first Compassion Child this last weekend. I haven’t written anything at length about it yet, only here and there with relation to my goal of sponsoring (it was #131 on my bucket list).

    As I ended a recent post… “I’m looking forward to hearing more about my Compassion Child. It said to expect information in about 15 days. Wow. It seems like so long to wait. Yet, she waited over 6 months for me…”

  5. My link is to a blog I don’t use anymore, but my family does still sponsor the little girl in the post. The older she gets, the more I look forward to her letters, as she will be able to write from her own heart without so much guidance from the adults in the center.

    But she derails me when she asks me to pray for her dad in nearly every letter. The heart of a child – no wonder Jesus wanted them to come to Him…

  6. My entire blog is dedicated to Compassion. I have ideas for letter writing, tips for goodies to send, monthly Devotions to share with your children and I show many of the packages we send to our 7 compassion kids. I hope you check it out and are blessed by it! 😀