The First Connection
The match with Compassion started more than 20 years ago when Scott was a student at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. He attended a Compassion presentation on campus, and even though his college budget was tight, he decided to sponsor a girl from Tanzania.
When he and Cyndi married and started their family, they decided to sponsor additional children and create a special match for each child. The couple have four boys ages 18 months to 9 years old. When each son was old enough, Scott and Cyndi sponsored a child with that child’s exact birthday. “Our three older boys now have a Compassion sponsored child their same age, and we look forward to our youngest being matched with a sponsored child in the coming year,” says Cyndi.
The two older children share Bible verses with and write letters to their sponsored children while the younger boys send drawings and photos.