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During a recent trip to Guatemala, Tom Thompson, World Help’s senior vice president, saw firsthand the impact poverty has on a child’s life … and how sponsorship can make a difference.
Many kids fall so far behind during their elementary years — the result of missing school because of malnutrition and waterborne diseases — that they wouldn’t be able to catch up anyway.
But you can help. By sponsoring a child, you can restore a lost childhood.
As a sponsor, you will come alongside your sponsored child to give him or her the tools needed to succeed in life. You will provide educational opportunities, and your encouraging letters will remind your sponsored child that you believe in him or her.
Because of you, one boy or girl can grow up and become an important member of society. Over the years, we have seen sponsored children grow up to become teachers, pastors, nurses, and many other types of professionals. Because of the love they received from their sponsors, they wanted to give back and have been able to invest in their own neighborhoods and villages.
So when you sponsor a child, you actually begin to transform an entire community.
All it takes is $35 a month for you to begin that transformation by investing in a boy or girl growing up in poverty. Through sponsorship, you can be the hands and feet of Jesus in some of the poorest communities on earth.