Sponsors help introduce children to a safe Christian community where they learn to love God.
When you sponsor a child, education and medicine don’t magically appear on their doorstep. They come from the local church.
Compassion partners with local churches to set up programs for sponsored children. Sponsorship is what keeps those programs up and running.
But these programs do so much more than just give lifesaving medical care or teach ABCs or offer college prep.
Above all, program graduates are grateful that they were given a safe community in which they learned about the gospel.
Just hear what one survey respondent said:
“It feel[s] like a second home. Because since I can remember, there was a center that has always been looking after us ...The center cultivates us to know God.”
Almost every response said the same thing: Sponsorship introduces them to a haven where they learn, grow and encounter God’s love through the kindness of the pastors, tutors and mentors at the center.
And for many sponsored children, this isn’t a bonus feature they get in addition to education and medical care — it’s the main attraction. Eighty-eight percent of Compassion alumni surveyed report that the spiritual teaching and activities made them want to attend the Compassion center more frequently. That response is much higher than those who said they wanted to attend because of the education, their peers or medical care.
Physical needs are important — God designed us with bodies and with minds that require care and attention. But sponsorship gives so much more than just physical care. It can offer the spiritual healing and hope that children in poverty long for from the bottom of their hearts.