At the heart of the outreach is a sponsorship program. The $36 monthly gift helps cover the costs of the outreach. There are nearly 22,000 children sponsored in 195 schools across the region. But so many more are in need of compassionate sponsors like you to help make their dreams come true.
But the transformation doesn’t stop there! National teachers and administrators not only open these young minds, but their hearts as well by freely giving and showing Christ’s love. The children learn about the eternal hope and love of Jesus Christ. When children accept Christ at school, they go home and tell their families about it. Many times, entire families will begin attending church and come to faith in Christ!
These children learn …
- That they are made in the image of God.
- That God loves them.
- That Jesus Christ, as God’s Son, demonstrated the depths of God’s compassion in His treatment of the poor and downtrodden and in His sacrificial death.
- That the transforming power of Christ over death itself can surmount even the debilitating effects of poverty.
- That their own lives have purpose, and their souls … an eternal hope!
Yes, you are free to write as often as you like; just enclose your letters with your monthly gift. The children really enjoy receiving letters. You may receive periodic letters from your child as well.
Prayer is also a crucial part of your commitment. Your pledge to pray regularly for your sponsored child can have great eternal significance in that little one’s life!
You’re welcome, if you desire, to send an extra $20 at the child’s birthday and $20 at Christmas – our field personnel will use your gift to purchase something like a needed article of clothing and a toy or other presents the child will enjoy.
No. Unfortunately, customs problems in many local countries make it nearly impossible to get a package through the mail intact, so we don’t recommend that you send them.