Become a Part of Their Life!
Our Child Sponsorship Program gives sponsors the opportunity to connect with our children. It builds a bridge of positive support to each child. When I walk into the room with a letter the children know exactly who the letter is from, their sponsor. The letter is translated to the child, and then the child gets to respond. The younger children like to draw pictures or color a picture for their sponsors. The older children write letters, and it is always interesting to see what each child wants to share with their sponsor.
The other side of the sponsorship program most people do not see are the children who are still waiting for a sponsor. I have been asked countless times, “Do I have a sponsor?” or “When will I have a sponsor?” or “Will you be my sponsor?”. The children see the special bond and they all desire to have a sponsor. It is so much more than just giving on a monthly basis. It is about relationship. It is about connecting our children to as many positive Christian influences and families as possible.
Every child has more than just physical needs. They have emotional needs and the desire to feel loved. A sponsor has the opportunity to show their sponsor child God’s love through letters, prayer, and monthly giving. Sponsorship creates a special bond between the child and sponsor that grows as the child grows. Our Child Sponsorship program relies on compassionate and committed individuals becoming strong advocates for vulnerable children by taking an active role in their lives.
WHY SPONSOR A CHILD?
By sponsoring a child, you have the opportunity touch a child’s life. You help them maintain access to quality education, necessary medication, and proper nutrition. Most importantly, through Bread of Life’s care, our children will learn more about Jesus and how they are created in His image with a unique purpose for their future.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SPONSOR?
You are an advocate for your sponsor child! Your role goes beyond a financial commitment to provide support. It is important you consistently praying for and encourage your sponsor child.
HOW LONG DOES SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENT LAST?
You are not required to sponsor the child for a set amount of time. However, children never “age out” of our sponsorship program and are always considered part of our Bread of Life family, regardless of their age. Many of our children plan to attend college and some aspire to learn a trade. Our hope is that sponsors walk with their sponsor child every step of the way to independence.
WHAT ARE WAYS SPONSORS HELP CHILDREN FEEL SUPPORTED AND ENCOURAGED?
The children love to receive letters from their sponsors and will keep them in a special place because they are so important to them. Some sponsors send additional money for Christmas gifts or birthday gifts. However, prayer is the most impactful way to support your sponsor child. We encourage sponsors to ask the children how they can be praying for them and stay updated on their prayer requests to see how the Lord is working in their lives.
HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?
It’s easy! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with a child. We currently have 64 children and youth who are waiting to be matched to a sponsor.