Many sponsors ask the question: I’ve sponsored a child because God moved me to do so. So…now what? Jesus spoke lovingly of children: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Our hope is for our sponsors to not only financially support their child, but to truly connect with them as well. Even though you are not physically present with your sponsored child, connection is still possible because “Love goes the distance.”
A good example of sponsors staying in touch with their child is Ralph and Judy. They have been sponsoring Pei Jia in China for 8 years. They took that next step in sponsorship. Over the years, they’ve sent several letters, funds for birthday gifts, pictures, and more. They have donated AND blessed Pei Jia through their relationship. Pei Jia now has faces, names, and personalities to connect to. Ralph and Judy have a genuine interest in Pei Jia’s culture and life; they want to know who she is and what she is doing. In turn, Pei Jia is invested in her sponsors and wants to know them.
When you visit our Sponsor Next Steps page you will find easy ways to pray for your child, take small steps to deepen your involvement, send a letter, or record a short video right from the website.
Imagine your sponsored child smiling as he or she sees your dog, watches a short video of your family, or reads an encouraging note from you. And consider how much more deeply you may impact their life by doing simple things like putting their photo on your fridge, regularly praying for them, or sending an extra gift for the holidays.
Taking these steps shouldn’t be daunting or complicated. You’ll find simple advice right on the website to help you send your first letter or video. Explore this new website and let us know if you have any questions or need help. Maybe invite a friend or family member to sit down with you and communicate with your child. Our hope is that our Father will work through your generosity and your relationships to keep changing the lives of children all around Asia.
So, hop onto the Sponsors Next Steps page and let your fingers show the love of Christ to your child, because love goes the distance.