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What our Sponsors are Saying:

Barbara in Houston, Texas

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Very Rewarding I have been a sponsor for five years. I enjoy corresponding with the children, and watching them grow into wonderful people. They are eager to find out about me and my husband, and to pray for us. They ask for prayer when they need it. They are eager to do good in life, and blossom with encouragement. Electronic email has made it so fun and simple to write letters. I send two or three times more letters now, and it makes it simple to send some of the basic information to more than one child.

Diane in Wichita Ks

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Makes a difference I have written before, I am writing again as I can't say enough about the Compassion program, we have several sponsored as well as correspondence children. Their letters are so cheerful despite their poverty and family issues, their love shines through their letters. It is wonderful to hear what they achieve at school and also that they are praying for us. One of our boys said he wanted to drop out of school but due to my encouragement he stayed in, he is now in college with 2 years to go!

Nicole in Roseville, MI

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

So rewarding! In the last 3 years of sponsoring my child, I have watched him grow and develop. I have heard him confess that Jesus is his hero. I have come to understand that dreams are realized through this program. Relationships are built and a bond is created between sponsee and sponsor. I love my sponsored child so much and hope only the best for him. If I could sponsor 1000 children, I would do it today.

Denise in Lakewood

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Heart Transforming Letter writing is one of the best things about Compassion. When you write your child, you start looking through the lens of his/her life and situation. What's important? What can they relate to? It's a soul exercise, because you are being trained to see things God's way. That works out in your own life, in how you spend your money and time. Some things just seem like such a waste. Instead, when you send some money for a birthday or family gift, you see how FAR it goes overseas.

Brittany in Chicago, Illinois

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Best Investment of My Life! When I say investment, I do not mean just monitarily. Investing in a sponsored child's life and being God's light into their life is definitely worth it to me. I am also a correspondent sponsor for sponsored children who do not receive letters from their sponsors, and I love writing them with encouragement in addition to my own sponsored children!

Cindy in La Grange, Illinois

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

I LOVE my Compassion Kids! I started with one precious child and it grew, and grew, and grew! Between sponsorships and corresponding I am so blessed to have 22 children to love! (8 personally sponsored). Going to see another one in June! Oh the joy God gives me, and the relationships we build are amazing! I wish every one could sponsor at least one child to know how it feels!

Brenda in Troutville, Virginia

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

God's work in action I love hearing from my child, she is such a blessing to me and my family. Knowing I can help in some way to improve the life of a child is what Love is all about.

Johanna in Boonsboro, Maryland

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Love Compassion I have had a wonderful experience with Compassion. I have sponsored a child for over 3 years now and everyone is so sweet and helpful. I'm blessed to be a part of this organization.

Jennifer in Indiana, USA

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Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

Best Decision I Ever Made By sponsoring a child through Compassion I have received blessings I never expected and found a personal way to intervene in his life, tell him he is loved, and help him dig his way out of this poverty that threatens his life every day. I write to him, and I get letters back from him. This entire journey with my sponsored child has given me more personal growth, introspection, and blessings than I ever imagined possible.

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!

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