Krista Lynn Campbell

Krista

I am a child advocate offering words of encouragement on this Journey called Life. I believe each child should live Free: free from poverty, abuse, and preventable diseases. I want to make a difference. Hope you'll join me.

The Chalkboard

November 3, 2015 Dear Fellow Travelers, Today is the wedding anniversary of a very special couple. They are young and in love and it warms my heart.  I still consider them “newlyweds”, celebrating just 2 years of wedded happiness today. According to Hallmark’s list of traditional anniversary gifts, they should be very excited about Cotton. ( When …

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November 1: Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

In the States, we awaken this Sunday morning rested from our extra hour of sleep (thank you daylight savings time). We are blessed to have the freedom to attend a church of our choice, within close proximity to our homes, with Bibles in hand. Some of us sing hymns and some praise songs, some may wear their Sunday best and some come …

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The Gift of Friendship

Matilda. James. Beatrice. Happy. All best friend names.  All special gifts of my Compassion children.  Recent letters from several of my children focused on who are their friends and why they are friends. I enjoyed learning the names of their friends. (Mental note: another conversation starting point for me when I write back.)  I also loved their honesty to the question of why …

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Enough Hope

October 28, 2015 Dear Fellow Travelers, Everything changes when a child finds hope! We need to put that on sticky notes around our homes as reminders that our words speak hope to a child and it changes them! Recently I heard Santiago “Jimmy”  Mellado, President of Compassion International speak. He spoke about giving our children “enough hope to make …

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Your Happy Place

October 26, 2015 Dear Fellow Travelers, Writing to my Compassion children takes me to one of my happy places. I hope each of you have a happy place. Perhaps it is an actual physical place that makes you happy (for my husband, it would be a golf course). Maybe it is just being with certain people, doing …

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A Joyful Walk

Walking to get my mail at my mailbox is part of my daily routine.  I may be splashing through rain puddles or plodding through  snow depending upon the season. Currently, I  am enjoying the colorful display of fallen leaves crunching beneath my feet.  Opening my mailbox and finding a cream-colored envelope with blue lettering from Compassion, always brings …

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A Painful Walk

Dear fellow travelers, Two different women. Two different continents. One common pain: domestic violence. One lives in a still-developing country and one lives in my neighborhood. Physical pain at the hands of someone who is suppose to love you is an incomprehensible pain.  I asked her if she is safe. “I am as long as he is …

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The Hard Walk

Dear fellow travelers, I confess that I prefer paper and pencil. I journal almost everyday and I love a nice sharpened pencil and a blank page (an eraser helps too). I can pour out my heart thoughts and my prayers on that page privately yet open to God Almighty. It is my safe place. So …

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