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Ever feel that your sponsorship doesn’t matter? That your letters don’t make a difference? That you don’t make a difference?

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for the kids

Why do we do all we do for children? We do it because every child matters and every single child is worth fighting for!

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Judah’s funny, full of life, joyful and silly. And you are going to fall in love with him — guaranteed!

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I’ve taken many calls from sponsors about their children’s pictures. “Why is my child wearing such nice clothing?” “Why is my child not smiling?” “My child’s newest picture doesn’t look like my child. Why?”

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Sponsor Change DR

Sponsoring change is a declarative act that starts as a whisper and builds into a loud and celebratory shout. It is about investing in the things of heaven – in things like compassion, belief, and “the least of these.”

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There’s more to our sponsorship than we might imagine – more heart, more inspiration, more grace and more meaning than we give ourselves credit for. There is deep, abiding, eternal meaning to our small decision to sponsor a child.

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Child sponsorship is about participation. Sponsoring a child is an exciting, humbling, invested experience that really is changing the world — one life at a time. #SponsorChange

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One of the objectives of our Child Sponsorship Program is to help children become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. To do this, our holistic development strategy includes four domains: physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and spiritual.

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hope deferred

Do children waiting for a sponsor question their value based on whether they have a sponsor or not? Do they compare themselves to their sponsored friends and find themselves wanting?

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Today, thanks to the research of Dr. Bruce Wydick, professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, there is research data showing how and why child sponsorship works through our program. And the results are very exciting!

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Children all over the world long to experience a loving family and Compassion Sunday is a time where we have the opportunity to share that love of family with them.

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Research shows that children who participated in Compassion’s holistic child development through sponsorship program stayed in school longer, were more likely to have salaried or white-collar employment and were more likely to be leaders in their communities and churches than their peers who did not participate in our program.

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support a child

An important component to committing to sponsor a child is knowing the organization you are partnering with. We believe there are six questions you should ask before deciding which organization is right for you.

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Kim assumed that our ministry would change her perspective as an adult, but wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to her children. After becoming a sponsor, she has seen first-hand six ways child sponsorship has changed the lives of her 6 and 2-year-olds.

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fight poverty

How does child sponsorship stack up against other ways to help the poor? Economics professor, Bruce Wydick reveals the answer to this question in his recent research findings.

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I grieve today for the child I’ve lost. The relationship has ended. He’s left the Compassion program. There’s nothing I can do. And he’s not even really mine; I’m the correspondent.

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Aug 23 2011

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Classroom in Haiti

Ismene loved school. She loved learning how to work math problems. But Ismene was worried. Her grandparents might not make enough money to buy food and keep her in school.

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Does child sponsorship through Compassion really work? How does it make a difference in the life of a child?

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“Our objective is that before (the sponsored children) leave the center, they should have something to fall back on for their daily living,” said Liza, child development worker and youth facilitator for Paglinang Student Center. “Not all of them can go to college and not all of those who do make it to college can…

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We partner with more than 5,000 churches worldwide to implement our sponsorship program. And last year, 95 centers closed, about 1.7 percent of the centers open at the time. The number of child development centers that close each year varies. They close for a variety of reasons, and each case is different.

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A frequently asked question about child sponsorship is this: How does it make a difference? People want to know that their concern, their money and their intentions are safe in our hands. This video from El Salvador highlights one of thousands of similar stories that attest to the crucial difference your sponsorship can make in…

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Jimmy visits Graceland ministry in South Africa, which cares for children of alcoholic parents.

I celebrate my sponsorship with Compassion because through the relationship with my sponsor, I caught the fire of hope. Sponsorship puts hope in the hearts of children and in return these children serve the rest of the world with that hope.

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Our goal is to assist as many children and families as possible. In order to do this, we allow three children per family to be enrolled in our program.

However, the child development center staff is able to change that allowance to one or two children — based on the community’s needs. Particularly in Africa, one…

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“Sponsorship is not about the money you give but about the lives and relationships you build.” This is not just a clever thing to say. It’s a profound statement that I learned from the children themselves. I’ve seen that our children are more concerned about building their relationship with you than the help they get.

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In the contact center we’re responsible for processing the paperwork for every child that leaves our program — “departs” in Compassion lingo. On average, we deal with about 1,500 to 3,000 departures a week.

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