Here is a fun video from Compassion about a special athlete in Burkina Faso. What a wonderful story this is!
Here is a story from Rwanda, about sponsorship and friendship. Like he says in the video, sponsorship affects the sponsor as well as the child.
This is a very compelling story about Angelyn, whose life was nearly destroyed by drugs. Listen to her carefully, and see if you might want to sponsor a child like her, to give hope and a future.
People often ask me what happens to siblings of sponsored children that are not sponsored through Compassion. My answer is that everyone in the family benefits from the sponsorship, and it’s true. Families take great joy in reading letters from the sponsor. The parents are able to attend classes on parenting, nutrition and health. Children share what they’re learning with others, and often bring food home to siblings. Sometimes they share what they have with their whole neighborhood, as far as it will go. I know one young man from Africa who tore up paper and broke pencils in pieces to share with others, since he was the only one in school (besides the teacher) with paper and pencils (due to his sponsorship). Children in developing countries usually love to share, and they celebrate with those who have special opportunities, such as receiving a letter from their sponsor, attending school, or having access to health care.
But yes, there are many children that are not being sponsored, and families who do not have even one child sponsored. Does Compassion’s ministry benefit them as well? Yes, take a look at the following video. In addition, entire communities benefit from sponsored children who grow up to become leaders in their society–teachers, health professionals, engineers, politicians and more. Compassion’s ministry has a huge impact on their communities, far beyond what we can even imagine. Watch to see how this entire community benefited from the Compassion center.
Here is a video from Compassion that talks about birthdays. Is it possible to sponsor a child on their birthday? Yes! At this link you can sponsor a child that is having a birthday today. Can you sponsor a child that shares your birth date? Absolutely. At the same link notice that you can “search for a child” (on the right side) and even choose the date of their birth. Many people sponsor a child for each of their own children, choosing children that share the exact same birth dates. How cool is that? Take a look at this great video:
This is an older film from Compassion, but it’s a good one. It shows just how far special funds, aside from sponsorship funds, can help a child in need.