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Victor Okerio in Kenya

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

i have touched many children in many co excellent and organised

Challise in Mexico, Missouri

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

When God Provided, He Changed My Life I'm 16 years old and as of next month I will have sponsored for one year. I was at a youth event, and I wasn't sure if I'd have the money every month. My youth pastor said he'd help. I didn't want to be choosy of the child I picked, but when I saw her picture, I knew that she was the one. Since then I've received 3 letters. She just turned 12 and I recently saw a new picture. She gets more beautiful every day. When God provided the opportunity to sponsor my "little sister", He changed my life...

Shirley in Livonia, Michigan

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

My Other Grandchildren I am a grandmother with six grandchildren. My sponsored children with Compassion are my other grandchildren. They are part of my family. I am part of their lives. I am there for them in the good and bad times. I have heard about the earthquake and diseases in Haiti and the festivals in Thailand. I encourage them, pray for them, and love them. Being a sponsor with Compassion is a very rewarding experience.

Nancy in Indianapolis

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Put Faith into Action I began sponsoring in 1989 and continued for several years. I was sponsoring a boy from Bolivia and one from Peru and enjoyed relating to them through the many letters and photos. There was a period of time that I sponsored through other agencies but found Compassion to be the most fulfilling. I liked their more personalized, attentive approach, their accessibility and their focus on Jesus. I began sponsoring with Compassion again last November and find it immensely rewarding.

Kathy in Waco, Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

With a birthday gift, he bought rice! Rice and beans and cooking oil are what one 11 year old boy purchased with his birthday gift. That was when the extent of poverty became real to me. The love and friendship became real to me when one 10 year old girl wrote, "You are my best friend...I hope you will come and visit my home. You are most welcome and I pray for you daily." Sponsoring my kids has changed the way I listen to news, my interest in the world and my interest in world history. I receive far more than I give.

Naomi in Sacramento, CA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A Priceless Investment For the last 25 years, my family and I have sponsored 28 children and so far have seen three of them through to graduation. It is an amazing experience to build a relationship with a young child with little hope of a future, sow into them financially, emotionally and spiritually and see them come out the other end as strong, educated, passionate individuals who love Christ, are able to sufficiently provide for themselves and their families, and have a vision for their future.

Briar in United States

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Life Changing It may sound cliche but sponsoring with Compassion has changed my life. I have sponsored for six years, starting in high school and continuing through college. I have two boys and my love for them has moved me to get involved volunteering and sharing how much this organization impacts lives! I love these boys as if they were my little brothers.

Melissa in Gulfport, Mississippi

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A++ Charity, and life changing too! I am so proud to be a part of what Compassion is doing because God is working! Sponsorship is incredibly rewarding (and almost addicting, in a good way!) and I have been so blessed and encouraged through my sponsored child's letters. My perspective on life is kept in check through sponsorship; when I consider all of the things that I want or feel like I NEED, I think of my girl in Peru and am overwhelmed with gratitude for the things that I DO have.

Katie in Lakeville, MN

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I love my Compassion kids! Compassion does such great work with these kids. Since starting sponsoring our first child 2.5 years ago, we've added several more kids to our sponsorship family. In May 2014 we even went to Peru to visit our 3 kids there, which was a huge blessing getting to see them in person, as well as getting to go to several Compassion projects to see how they benefit these kids lives. The joy and faith we found in these kids lives was so awesome.....all because they were sponsored and loved! Recommend!

Timothy in Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Seeing Christ in Compassion Sponsorship At 11, Jesus touched my heart via an ad from Compassion. With my paper route income, I began sponsoring a boy my same age in Thailand. That first sponsorship led to others and now I sponsor 4 children. From 1988 'til now, I have never ceased to be impressed at the centrality of the Gospel and Jesus in all Compassion does. Reading the letters from my children, visiting Compassion HQ, and discussing sponsorship with many others has verified: Compassion sponsorship brings real change through Jesus.

PAUL in THE COLONY, TEXAS

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

MY PERSONAL STORY ANFD EXPERIENCE Please read my detailed personal story and experience at http://www.heartlight.org/articles/201305/20130530_joene.html

Jim in Highland County, Virginia

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Making a difference I feel that through Compassion's programs I have a positive effect on children and young adults. Compassion provides a meaningful way in which God can use me to advance His kingdom here on earth. My witness is limited to financial support and letters rather, than personal contact, but the results are real. No, not everyone who is sponsored claims the saving grace of Jesus Christ, but in every case I am confident that God's kingdom has been advanced in some way.

Eleanor in Croswell, Michigan

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A blessing to me and my sponsor children I love writing to my sponsor children and getting letters from them to I have 15 children though compassion and bring a blessing to me to I like it when they call me mom. I write to them every month and hope to see them some day. Some of my older children received Jesus as their savior can't wait until the younger ones do the same. I thought that I was going to bless them but they have blessed me to I have grown stronger in the Lord though sponsorship I love learning about their country to.

Ann Marie in Wisconsin

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

An Incredible Organization! My family and I recently returned from a trip to visit 3 of our Compassion children. We were so impressed by how much our sponsorship truly affects our children, and how much good it does for the entire family! The Compassion people were wonderful, and we really could tell that our money and letters are having a significant impact not only on our child, but also on their family and community!

Kelly in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A Great Investment Being a child sponsor with Compassion was a great investment into the life a child from the other side of the world. I also enjoyed learning about the country my child was from.

Kelsea in Pennsylvania

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A true joy and blessing in my life! I have been sponsoring my little girl for about a year now and I cannot say enough about how wonderful Compassion is. I first sponsored her because I wanted it to be a blessing in her life but I had no idea that it would soon be a bigger blessing in mine! The letters and photos I receive have been wonderful and often an inspiration and anytime I have a question or concern the Compassion staff is genuine and kind. This is a beautiful ministry that I have seen truly touch lives, including my own!

Kara in Virginia

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Sponsor a Child - You Won't Regret It! Or more than one child! I've seen Compassion in action by going to visit my sponsored child- they are wonderful! They have an amazing accountability system that they put to good use. I encourage anyone to sponsor a child, and visit them if you can! I'm looking forward to my next opportunity to visit - and next time, I'll take one of my kids, too!

nicole in Roseville, mi

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Give Them Hope! Sponsoring through Compassion has been a great experience for me and my family. We started sponsoring a couple years ago. I enjoy writing to my sponsored child, and it brings me great satisfaction when he writes to us! Sponsoring a child changes the course their life was taking before you came along. Not only are you feeding, educating, and sharing the love of Jesus with your child, you are giving their extended families hope as well. They are much less burdened to financially provide.

Diane in Wichita Ks

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Blessed by the children We have sponsored children for several years now and they are such a blessing. We have several children right now and they are a joy to us. The older children pray for my husband's health and they always send a word of encouragement to us as well as an uplifting Bible verse. The younger ones bless us by the cute things they write and the fact that they say they will pray for us. They are our "Overseas kids". We also call them our rainbows.

Becky in Brookville, Ohio

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Encourage you to sponsor a child in need I have been sponsoring children for a number of years. My sponsored child will be graduating soon and will be going to college. I am proud of the Christian man he has become. We exchange letters and pictures frequently. He has been a blessing in my life. I am in prayer now for the next child God will bless me with.

Anthony Lane & Steffenie in Mount Pleasant, Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

A blessing and a relationship We sponsor several children and are so tremendously blessed to pray for them and daily develop a relationship with them as we love them toward a lifetime relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray daily for them, we post their pictures on our walls, we are excited to receive their letters, we send them as much stuff (stickers, cards, letters) as we can stuff in an envelope. We pray that we can meet each one of them one day! Truly a blessing to us - these kids are our extended family!

Kelly in Palmdale, Ca

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I am grateful to help in Jesus name! I am very grateful to have found compassion and to sponsor Aris. I wish I could sponsor so many more. I'm thankful to get the letters and to see her grow and thrive. God bless everyone at Compassion and all who sponsor and especially all the precious children. I pray God's blessings for you all.

Robert and Susan in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Thanks be to God for Compassion! My husband and I are blessed to have our sponsored child, Yajaira in our lives for two years now. We look forward to writing letters to her each month and can only imagine the joy she must feel knowing she and her family are loved and prayed for daily. Compassion International is certainly doing God's work in so many ways. We are thankful for this program and what they've done to unite families together, forming a special bond that words cannot even begin to describe.

Tara in Pittsburgh PA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Thank you. I really appreciate that Compassion facilitates communication between the sponsors and the children. We wanted to be able to engage with real "neighbors" rather than just throw money at a "problem" labeled poverty. Our two Compassion kids have greatly enriched our lives and it is wonderful to be able to pray for our children, godchildren, and Compassion children as one big family through Jesus!

Martha in Green Valley, Illinois

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Blessed to be a Sponsor I have had the privilege of sponsoring several children during the 35 years plus that I have been a Compassion Sponsor. Three of my children have graduated from the program; one dropped out at the age 6 years as her family needed her at home; and one child moved from the area and had to leave the program. We, as sponsors, feel that we are doing so much to help these children but I can assure you that as a sponsor, we receive so much more. You can't put a price on a child's love. God is good.

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