Most people know Nate Solder by his profession, as an offensive tackle for the New York Giants and, before that, for the New England Patriots. In his professional football career, Solder has started in 95 games, been voted captain by his teammates, and been part of two Super Bowl winning teams.

There’s more to Solder than football, though.

“When I met Compassion International, I felt like I had a new sense of purpose. … God’s put me in this position where I can earn a lot of money where it can be shared and spread and do a lot of good,” Solder said. “We went to Uganda and it totally, absolutely floored me. Basically, they’re bringing people out of poverty. They’re creating disciples.”

The Compassion International child sponsorship program connects children in desperate poverty with caring, one-to-one sponsors around the world. Donating just $43 each month, these sponsors help provide medical checkups, nutritious food, health and hygiene training, educational assistance, mentoring, and special services like surgeries and disaster relief. Additionally, each child is introduced to Jesus Christ and encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

Nate Solder playing with a group of Compassion children
Nate Solder playing with a group of Compassion children
Nate Solder prays with a family in their home
Nate Solder prays with a family in their home
Nate Solder and wife Lexi greet a Compassion child
Nate Solder and wife Lexi greet a Compassion child

Sponsors receive a photo of their child, along with the child’s story and regular updates. Compassion International encourages sponsors to write letters to and even visit their child.

During his visits to the communities where Compassion serves people, Solder saw first-hand the adversity faced by those children and the difference Compassion is making in their lives. He compared their struggles to playing football, where he faces his opponents on the field.

“They have enemies and obstacles at every turn, but it’s not just a game for them,” Solder said. “Their enemies are hunger, illiteracy, and exploitation, and simple preventable illnesses that come to take their life and hope. They need people like us to team up with Compassion to protect these children and give them an opportunity.” Compassion is Christ-centered and church-based. There are over 2 million children in its programs in 25 countries, but many more children are in need.

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November 13, 2019

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $43 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-driven Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Just imagine how exciting it will be when one day you get to heaven and your sponsored child is there with you because you chose to sponsor him or her.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.


Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, to speak with a Compassion representative.

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