Still wondering why you should blog for Compassion?
Don’t take our word for it, hear from some of our own bloggers as to why they are using their influence in the blog-o-sphere to speak up for children in poverty.
ANN VOSKAMP aholyexperience.com
No organization or opportunity to serve has more changed my life than Compassion Bloggers. Compassion Bloggers has given profound purpose & meaning to our lives– & I can’t imagine our lives without the opportunity of this ministry. Less than a handful have so radically changed the trajectory of our lives as Shaun Groves. It’s beyond comprehension to think of our lives without the purpose of serving with Compassion.
AMANDA JONES babybangs.blogspot.com
Without a doubt, the biggest blessing I’ve received from blogging has been the opportunity to travel with Compassion to Guatemala and Ecuador. Meeting my new sponsor children, Stefanie and Jhon, was an incredible privilege and those were two of the most precious, profound days of my life. Since then, the church my husband pastors has chosen to partner with Compassion through the Church to Church program. Right now as I type, we have three staff members en route to El Salvador to connect with our sister church for the first time.
Traveling with Compassion changed me forever. It yanked me out of my safe, suburban comfort zone and pretty much rocked my world. I’d always assumed that serving overseas meant that I was going to have to stand in the middle of a field and bandage things (and granted, that is a high calling indeed – it just happens to be a calling that terrifies me to the core of my being). But God was so sweet to give me the opportunity to go to another country and write, of all things, on behalf of the children there. Yes, it’s difficult to stand in the presence of profound physical poverty. It’s heartbreaking and gut-wrenching, not to mention that it’s a nagging reminder of our own spiritual poverty. But seeing Compassion in action made me more certain than ever of the Hope of the Gospel and the relentless grace of God. I am incredibly grateful for that, and I pray that I never get over it.
KELLY STAMPS kellyskornerblog.com
For me, partnering with Compassion and traveling with them – gave my blog a sense of purpose. I felt like God had given me a platform for such a time as this – to be able to share about Compassion and to encourage people who might not see with their own eyes how they could stop poverty one child at a time. Every time I get an email with a testimony of someone who is now sponsoring a child and how it has changed their family or perspective – I realize how thankful I am to have a blog that is more than just telling my story – it’s a ministry. The two weeks I spent traveling with Compassion were some of the two best weeks in my life. Very rarely does a day go by that I don’t think about the homes I visited and the children I met. I sponsored a child initially because of a blogger’s trip – Sophie Hudson. And I am changed forever.
MAGGIE WHITLEY gussysews.com
Traveling with Compassion International allowed me to see parts of the world that were unfamiliar to my blue eyes, yet I saw so much familiarity in that the love for Jesus was everywhere. My heart aches for the day I can travel with them again, it was an amazing opportunity.
MELANIE SHANKLE thebigmamablog.com
I feel like traveling with Compassion Bloggers has been one of the most incredible opportunities of my life. Not because of anything I may have contributed through writing about the amazing work they’re doing all over the world, but because of the way it has challenged my family in our daily life. Seeing what Compassion continues to accomplish in the lives of these children makes me realize that this ministry is the heartbeat of our faith. It’s pure love in action.
THE NESTER thenester.com
One of the unexpected perks of partnering with Compassion was the bond I felt with the Nesting Place community. It was as if I took them all with me to Tanzania and I admit, I was humbled and shocked at their support and response knowing that they are used to reading about DIY, hot glue and home projects, not Jesus or children or poverty. Being a Compassion Blogger revealed more of my true self online and helped bring a much needed perspective to my blog and why I do what I do.
EMILY FREEMAN Chattingatthesky.com
As someone who has never considered herself particularly brave when it comes to doing things far outside of my comfort zone, I surprised myself when I said yes to traveling to the Philippines with Compassion as a blogger. I followed behind as Compassion entered the darkest corners of the world carrying light, hope, a warm meal. Through my mother eyes, it was all too much to take. But through my writer eyes, my shaky hands found purpose – I can do something. And so I shared their stories and invited my readers to open their eyes, too. I trust Compassion implicitly. If you ever have the opportunity to partner with Compassion and use your own gift of writing on a blogging trip, don’t let fear keep you home.
TSH OXENREIDER simplemom.net
Being a Compassion blogger changed my life for the better. I’ve traveled a lot overseas, but there was something special—and God-ordained—about using the platform He’s given me to speak on behalf of little ones without a voice. My family will never be the same because of those few days when I said “yes” to doing something crazy. And I’ll do it again in a heartbeat…. because I’m convinced Compassion is listening to God’s heartbeat. What better use of my little corner on the Internet?
AMY LUPOLD BAIR resourcefulmommy.com
As a blogger who is considered to have some level of influence on her readers, I am often approached by brands and organizations hoping to partner with me to reach my audience with their message or product. However, Compassion International is an organization that I chose to write about and support when I began my own journey as a Compassion sponsor, long before anyone asked me to do so. The opportunity to become a Compassion Blogger was a natural next step and a welcome chance to grow in my knowledge of this organization I already love and find more resources and ways to support Compassion. For bloggers who already have a heart for giving, especially through Compassion International, becoming a Compassion Blogger is an awesome opportunity to use online influence to change the lives of children around the world.