Support a Child
Making the choice to support a child can be a catalyst for major change in that child’s life and community! Children in impoverished countries are vulnerable because they are often overlooked and their needs go unmet. When you support a child through child sponsorship, you will provide a child in need with opportunities and care that will have an eternal impact.
When you make the decision to support a child through sponsorship, in addition to your love and prayers, you will allow your sponsored child to receive the following benefits:
- Food and clean water
- Medical care
- Educational opportunities
- Life-skills training
- Most importantly, your sponsored child will hear and have an opportunity to respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Many sponsors who support a child also discover that the act of child sponsorship brings them unexpected blessings, too. Sponsors receive letters, photographs and updates from their children, and often find that their sponsored child is praying for them as well. Having a relationship with someone on the other side of the world who cares can positively impact both sponsor and child.
The cost to support a child through Compassion International is only $43 per month. It’s an affordable and effective way to support a child in an impoverished country and give that child opportunities that he or she may not otherwise receive. If you knew that the cost of taking your family out to eat once per month would bring the hope of Jesus to a child, would you be willing to make the sacrifice?
Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me” (Matthew 18:5, NIV). When you support a child through Compassion International’s Child Sponsorship Program, you are blessing the heart of Jesus! In addition to doing something good for another person, sponsors find that their act of support provides hope and opportunities that have an eternal impact.
Child Sponsorship: A Global Impact
Child sponsorship isn't just about helping one child; it's about facilitating change at a community level. Through your contribution, you're supporting education and skills development, paving the way for economic growth in underprivileged communities. Health improvements are also a major facet of sponsorship, with your aid providing regular medical checkups, essential vaccinations, and valuable hygiene education.
Child sponsorship fuels community development, from clean water initiatives to the establishment of health clinics. By ensuring equal access to education and opportunities for boys and girls, child sponsorship programs also champion gender equality. In essence, your sponsorship contributes to the broader goal of sustainable development, making a world of difference one child at a time.