About Child Sponsorship
Existing child sponsors click here to login.
1. Who is a GMFC Sponsor?
They are selfless individuals who have a heart for impoverished, defenseless children and lost souls obeying Jesus helping the orphan and widow in their time of need. (James 1:27)
2. Why is Sponsorship Effective?
Sponsorship is effective because the sponsors monthly donation can be relied upon to be there when needed to meet the financial obligations necessary to support the children’s program and spiritual life. Prayer for the child is also very important and brings lasting, positive results.
3. How do Children Benefit From Sponsorship?
The children benefit in five areas:
* Education (our 1st purpose is to train up a child to learn about and obey Jesus. We are also focused on academics)
* Medical/Dental Needs
The sponsorship program is a fellowship/church based ministry and is designed to connect the child and their family to the local fellowship of believers. While sponsorship is a one to one relationship between you and your sponsor child, the program benefits the entire family and their community.
4. How much does Sponsorship Cost per Month per Child?
5. Communicating with your child
Communications between child and sponsor is a very blessed part of sponsorship. Through the child sponsorship website, you are able to login to your account and write a letter to your child. Your letter is forwarded to the program administrators for translation and then delivered to the child. We ask that your letter follow these guidelines:
- Do not include any personal contact information including telephone number, address, email address, twitter, facebook, or any other way that the child could contact you directly. This is for both your protection and the protection of the children.
- Do not include any promises such as a promise of a gift, a visit, or other forms of support. Despite our best intentions, sometimes we are not able to live up to these promises which can have devastating effects on the child.
- Do share information about your life but be careful not to share in such a way that may cause jealousy or envy.
- Encourage your sponsor child in their education and to continue following the Lord.
We encourage sponsors to remember a child’s birthday and to send email letters through the online portal. These are wonderful opportunities to bless your sponsored child. In the past we have allowed sponsors to send gifts through the mail; however, we have since changed that policy and request that you do not mail gifts. There are several reasons for this. Mailing items to our mission fields are expensive. Not just for you but also for the Child Sponsorship Program. In many cases the tariff’s can be 100%. That is money that could be better spent on the children. In some countries there is corruption and they sadly steal mail. Instead we ask that you send monetary gifts online. You can do this by simply logging in to your portal and doing a one-time donation. The administrators will then shop for the gifts here in the mission field. You are welcome to specify what you would like purchased for your child. We will do our best to honor your request. This also helps in another way by supporting local businesses and providing jobs for the poor. If you are visiting one of our mission fields, you are welcome to bring a gift for your child with you, but, we also encourage you coordinate with us so we can prepare a gathering where we can have a celebration where we can pass out small gifts to all the children.
7. Child Visits
There is nothing quite as special and as rewarding as visiting your sponsor child. Child visits are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to visit your child please contact us through this site to let us know when you would like to come. All visits must be arranged in advance and must be accompanied by a representative from Global Mission for Children.
GMFC serves everyone and does not discriminate against any individual by reason of religion, age, disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, national origin or socioeconomic status.”