Husband and I have sponsored a little girl from Ecuador since the summer we got engaged. It has been a real blessing! We have watched our N grow from a little girl to a young lady. We have gone from receiving colored drawings to real hand-written letters from her. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to not only pray for someone specific from a different country and culture than us, we are able to financially ensure that she receives food, gets education and learns about Jesus. All this for only $32/month! That barely buys Anja an outfit or two here. It maybe feeds us for 1/2 a week.
Edited to add: See a much more well-written post on Compassion’s ministry at beautifulheritage (small snippet in my sidebar).