First, let’s take a look at the “bigger”. Yesterday, I checked my Compassion International online account and discovered a new picture of our Rodrigo in Bolivia. Having kids of my own, I know how they can sometimes seem to grow an inch over night. Seeing this new picture of Rodrigo, I was blown away by how big and tall he is!
Just look at this dapper young man now! Wow! In the last year and a half that we have been writing to him, his personality has really started shining through in his letters. I am happy to see him growing physically and looking so healthy!
Now, I’ve shared about the “bigger” and now it is time to let you know about the “better”.
Yesterday, Our Compassion rolled out an amazing new feature to their website. They now have Child Center pages that share a lot of great information about the CDC that the children attend. You can easily connect and communicate with others who sponsor children in the same project. You can also read a Pastor’s letter and in some cases, see photos of the projects. The feature that I love the most is a Google map that points out the exact location of the Child Development Center. You can click the satellite view and zoom right in to get a good look!
This feature really helps me to feel connected to our Compassion children. I found out that some of our children attend projects in the middle of busy city-like areas while others have projects in very rural areas. Some of our children live in very green, forested areas and some live where the ground looks brown and dry. Overall, I think this is a very interesting feature!
You should go and check out Our Compassion!
(When you log in, go to the bottom of your main page and click the links next to the names and numbers of the Child Development Centers. From what I have heard, the tech staff have about 75% of the centers loaded and ready to explore. They will continue to add centers until they’re all loaded!)
In other news, Walgreens is offering free 8X10 photo collages again for just a few days. Use the promo code “FREECOLLAGE” at checkout! We’ve sent a lot of these photo collages to our children and they love them!
Lastly, I added some new buttons and features to my blog! Along the top right, I added buttons that make it easy for you to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and by email or RSS feed. Also, at the bottom of each post, you can now click to share On FB, Twitter, etc. I would love to reach more Compassion sponsors, so if you like what you read, please feel free to “share” with your friends!
Now, the sky is blue and sun is shining for the first time in well over a week! Time for me to get out there and enjoy it! Have a wonderful day, friends!