For the first time, you can be chosen as a sponsor. Child sponsorship is a beautiful two-way street. It’s a relationship that builds you both up — and helps an entire community lift themselves out of poverty. Here are five reasons why you should sign up to be chosen.
1. You’re empowering a child with choices.
You’ll be giving a child the choice to take hold of their future, to pursue their God-given gifts, and to become a change-maker in their family and community. Your monthly sponsorship is a life-changing connection that brings essentials like clean water, nutrition, healthcare, education, and more. And it all starts with their choice to step into a relationship with you.
2. It’s a reminder of God’s love.
“It feels very sacred and a really sweet reminder of the Lord’s love,” says Chrissy, who was chosen by Ndinda, 7. “I told my sponsor that I am very happy whenever I see her photo,” says Ndinda, who picked Chrissy because she looked like her mother who had died three years earlier.
3. You’re turning the tables … on yourself.
Instead of you choosing from hundreds of children in need, one of them will get to choose you! Here’s how it works: You submit a picture of yourself, we send it to a community in need, and one of the thousands of kids waiting for a sponsor has the power to choose you.
4. It’s a fun surprise to find out who chose you — and why.
The anticipation can be one of the best parts — it’s been described as a “Christmas morning feeling.” A child will walk up to a group of photos and feel empowered to choose you. Even better? You’ll get to hear why they chose you.
5. Last but not least — science!
Many of these kids aren’t used to choosing, so picking their sponsor is a huge leap forward for them. Research shows that when kids in poverty have a voice in decision-making, they take action for lasting change.