Your Child Sponsorship Ministry

Sponsoring a child is much more than giving donations or getting a tax-decuction.  As a child sponsor, you have a direct connection to your sponsored child, and will have a ministry to that child that will make an incredible impact on their entire life!

Did you ever want to be a missionary?  Preach the Gospel in a foreign land?  Teach a new believer the Bible and how to live the Christian life?

Do you want feed the poor?  Save families?  Release children from poverty?  Change the world?  The ministry of Child Sponsorship does all of that and more - truly changing the world, one child at a time!


Compassion International's Christian child sponsorship ministry exists for one simple reason: to break the cycle of poverty for children everywhere.

This vision stems from Rev. Everett Swanson who, in the early 1950's, developed a system for caring people to sponsor Korean children for just a few dollars a month. This provided Korean children with:

  • Food, shelter, and clothing as needed
  • Education and healthcare
  • Christian training and personal attention

That work has continued, and grown, for over 50 years. Today Christians who are sharing in the child sponsorship ministry with Compassion are helping over 500,000 children in over 20 countries!

Please explore this site to find out more about the ministry of sponsoring a child.  Discover the joy of making a difference and answering God's call to a field that is ripe for harvest!

>> Frequently Asked Questions about the Compassion ministry

>> Sponsor Stories - hear from real people with a ministry of child sponsorship

>> Sponsor a child today and RELEASE them from poverty in Jesus' name!