Sponsor a Child

 

The most important investment you can make is to help build a child’s future.

We’re proud to connect you with our sweet children in Uganda (Abaana’s Hope). We’d love for you to become a sponsor!

 

 

Sponsorships and Donations

 

 

Currently all kids are fully sponsored

 

The Child Development Program at Abaana’s Hope is designed to give vulnerable kids a solid Biblical foundation to make a positive change in their homes and to lead the next generation.

 

By sponsoring a child you provide them a scholarship for the Child Development Program that will provide for their educational, spiritual, and physical needs. You are also able to connect with your child and build a life-changing relationship at the most critical time in their life.

 

Sunday School, Bible clubs, sports, youth conferences, camps, workshops, tutoring, skills training, and counseling among others allow us to not only develop the child’s leadership abilities but also to serve their family through demonstrating the Gospel of Christ.

 

Periodic updates will be provided regarding the progress of your child, and channels of communication are always open for you to inquire of their status. Thank you for the hope and opportunity you provide for these children.

 

How does your sponsorship benefit the kids?

 

Love changes everything

 

The cost is only $40 per month per sponsor.
No. The goal of CDP is to have 2 sponsors per child for him/her to be fully sponsored at $80 per month. But even if a child is only half sponsored, they will receive the full benefits of the Child Development Program as we continue to seek for the additional sponsor.
Due to the growth of the program and the many logistical issues that have arose from sending physical gifts to so many children, we have recently changed our gift-giving policy. Some of the biggest problems are coordinating and storing the gifts until they can be delivered to Uganda by a serving mission team. These issues place a heavy and unsustainable task on our stateside and Uganda CDP staff. Additionally, the struggle of coordinating for so many gifts annually is not cost effective and getting them to the child in a timely manner is almost unattainable. These logistical issues will only increase as God continues to grow the program with even more children.

As a ministry we recognize that sponsors desire to show their love to their sponsored children through giving when the opportunity exists. Therefore, we encourage sponsors that are going on a short term mission trip to hand-carry a gift of $25.00 or less for their child or personally coordinateto send it with a member of a team that is going. Please do not send gifts to the FCM office or ask the FCM staff to coordinate this for you.

During the holiday season, we would also like to encourage all sponsors to prayerfully consider giving additional monetary contributions to the overall Child Development Program. This is a way that a sponsor, through their giving, can positively affect all children in the program as unforeseen situations occur. Also, these donations will assist in the annual Christmas Center Week. This is a special time where we focus on the birth of our Savior and all children and their guardians receive sound biblical teaching. At the end of the week, we have a Christmas party culminating with a great meal and gifts for CDP children and their families.
Your child will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and be taught how to follow Him. Your sponsorship provides the child with regular Bible training and encouragement through a local church committed to Christ.

Your child will have the opportunity to receive an education. This means providing the cost for school fees, clothing, school supplies and food supplements. In other cases, it means providing tutoring, help with homework, and encouragement. Your scholarship will allow your child to stay in school longer for extra studies when the schools make it an option.

Your child will have access to health care. The health of the child you sponsor will be monitored and care will be provided as needed. Children are taught about hygiene and how to maintain personal health. The home situation will also be monitored and according to their needs, they may also receive supplementary food.

Your child will have the opportunity to develop self-confidence and social skills. Each child will be part of a church-based program where Christian adults offer love, guidance, personal attention, recreation and counseling.
We will assist your child in writing to you periodically. The goal is to have the child write their sponsors twice a year during designated Center Weeks. We also encourage you to write your child as much as you would like. You may also contact our Child Development ground coordinator, Jamie Payton, via email at jeremy@fourcorners.org for additional information or questions regarding your child. We also encourage you to visit Abaana’s Hope and see your child in person for an experience neither of you will forget.
We encourage you to send your sponsored child a personal or family photograph and a short letter of introduction. (Instructions for sponsor/child correspondence will be provided when you sponsor a child.) The Abaana’s Hope staff will deliver and translate the letter to the child you support. Your child will almost certainly keep your photos and letters in their home as treasured possessions.

Please write to the child as often as you like. Your words of encouragement will make a big difference to your child.

Correspondence between sponsors and the children they support is truly developmental. The more you write the child you sponsor, the more he or she will reap the benefits of your relationship.
You should not communicate with your sponsored child outside of the avenues provided. In order to ensure your safety and that of your sponsored child it is important that we are aware of what is being communicated. By serving as the conduit for communication between you and your sponsored child, we are able to watch for any content that may be inappropriate or culturally insensitive—no matter how well-intentioned or innocent a comment may be.

Additionally, it is common for someone who knows a child is sponsored to create an account on a social network and posing as that child, contact his or her sponsor asking for money. In this situation, the child may be facing the threat of physical harm if the money is not provided.

Lastly, we have an obligation to protect the children in our care from sponsors who may not have the child’s best interests in mind. While we trust that those who sponsor our children are doing so out of a love for Christ, we must be aware of what’s being communicated to ensure the child’s well-being. Should you receive a friend request or a message from anyone claiming to be your sponsored child on Facebook or another social network or through any medium other than your letters from Four Corners Ministries or Abaana’s Hope, please do not respond but rather contact us immediately at jeremy@fourcorners.org or holly@fourcorners.org.

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