Child Sponsorship

Child Sponsorship

As healthy children grow their needs change and grow with them. Each child needs the opportunity to explore and develop his or her own talents and learn how to dream. Child Sponsorship is a comprehensive program that connects one child with one sponsor, maximizing the child's potential for development and giving the sponsor a unique ministry — the holistic development of a specific child in need: spiritually, physically, economically and socially.

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Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program is comprehensive, holistic and unique. It's dedicated to helping children find a path out of poverty through the love of Jesus Christ. By working with local churches, the Child Sponsorship Program offers educational opportunities, health care and health-related instruction, nutrition, life-skills training, and opportunities to hear about and respond to the gospel.

Essential to this program is the relationship between the child and his or her sponsor. The program connects one child with one sponsor to help the child achieve his or her God-given potential. Through exchanged letters and prayer, children and their sponsors can develop a lasting relationship.

As with any relationship the depth and extent of this connection is unique to the two individuals participating. Children around the world treasure the prayers and letters they receive from their sponsors. Some children choose specific careers because of this relationship and many are motivated to surpass their wildest dreams because someone across the globe cares, encourages and prays for them.

In many cases the relationship between a child and his or her sponsor extends throughout the child's development. Of course, the relationship is mutually beneficial, because many times God uses children to teach adults in His own strategic way.

Poverty and the Church

Compassion assists more than 1 million children in partnership with thousands of churches worldwide.

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