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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. I love Compassion International so much. I have been sponsoring a child for several years now and wish I had the resources to sponsor many many more. It’s awesome when new sponsors step up to help our “neighbors” in other countries…. Thanks for reminding us of what Compassion is all about!

  2. Holly: we have five sponsor children, but know nothing of these necklaces…maybe not the right info being shared?

    • Stella, the necklaces are only for those who sponsor during this week’s blogger trip to the Dominican Republic. I’m so glad you’re already sponsoring five children! How wonderful!

  3. That’s awesome! We decided to sponsor a child for each child we have – God has given us the gift of kids, and the ability to care for them ourselves, so it just seems right. I can’t wait until our littles are old enough to understand the pictures we pray over while we make dinner, and to help write letters!

  4. Holley,
    It amazes me how much we Americans take for granted. People in other countries are content with less–much less and happy to receive just about anything.
    I’ve seen the magic of sponsoring a young girl from Ninos De Mexico, an orphanage in Mexico. She gets thrilled just getting a new pair of boots. We as sponsors pray for her and were thrilled when she got baptized.
    I pray more children can get adopted. It is a fulfilling thing to have a child you can help out and show Christ’s love to!

    • The girl you sponsor in Mexico is so blessed to have you, Beth! And I’m sure you feel the same way about her! XO

      • Yes. I love helping people out. Just wish I had tons of money to help out a number of friends and family! Would love to be a servant of God and not have to work for money!

    • And the letters you send to your child mean more than you can even imagine. In every home we’ve visited here to the letters are one of the family’s most treasured possessions!

  5. Thank you so much for this encouraging post. You encouraged me to get our half-finished letter off to our Compassion-sponsored little girl, Justine. My four-year old daughter writes to her with my help, as they’re the same age (only three days apart). I pray it blesses her and her family. I hope one day we will be able to sponsor others as well.