5 Ways to Build a Relationship With Your Sponsored Child, and Why It Matters

The relational aspect of sponsorship is not just important in getting people to become sponsors. It is important throughout the sponsorship journey, because love is best shown in a relational context.

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What is the Value of Your Sponsorship?

Have you considered how much you mean to your sponsored child?

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A Trip Never Imagined Becomes a Trip Never to Be Forgotten

A table, a photo of a child, and a curious young boy all led us to a trip we never imagined possible!

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What Is Child Sponsorship All About?

Sponsorship isn’t about us as sponsors trying to save these children; it’s about us working together to save each other.

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Can My Sponsored Child Visit Me?

Child protection is something we take very seriously. We know that 99 percent of you would smother your sponsored child with love, prayer and encouragement. Regrettably, it’s the few bad apples we have to be careful about. Allowing a sponsored child to travel to his or her sponsor’s home increases the risk of abuse or exploitation dramatically — a risk we cannot take.

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Made for Each Other

Each of your sponsored children is uniquely yours. You may not know the reason exactly, but that child was chosen by you for a reason. And you were chose for for that child.

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A Pear and Prayer

There is nothing in the world like visiting a Compassion-assisted child’s home. Absolutely nothing. Nothing can prepare you for the sights, the sounds, the smells. Most of all, nothing can prepare you for the beating your heart is about to take. It’s like you got in a fight with the Holy Spirit. And every time, the Holy Spirit leaves you limping and bruised and, thankfully, a better person for the battle.

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What Is It Like to Meet Your Sponsored Child for the First Time?

How would you describe meeting your sponsored child for the first time? Can you sum it up with one word?

If you can, please do. If you can’t, please use all the words you need.

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Chico Accepts Christ

This week, I witnessed one of the most precious moments I’ve experienced since working at Compassion. I’m traveling as a writer with about 25 sponsors on a Sponsor Tour in Guatemala. On Monday, a few of us visited Chico’s home. Chico is an adorable […]

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What Does Child Sponsorship Mean in Burkina Faso?

Pastor Korogo has been a pastor since 2002. He officiates as junior pastor in the central church of the Assemblies of God Church of Ziniaré, 30 kilometers from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. In 2008, when the church began partnering with […]

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