Sponsorship brings life changing differences to orphaned and vulnerable children in Northern Uganda. You have the power to change a life! Their prayers are simple: school fees, food, shoes, the love of a family. Sponsors develop a long-term relationship with a child through pictures, letters and even visits to Acres of Hope when possible.
Frequently Asked QuestionsView all FAQ's
Will my child write to me?
Your child will write to you at least three times per year. A teacher or staff person will help children who have yet to learn how to read and write.
As you share your own family and personal joys and concerns with the child you support, you'll probably discover that he or she is consistently praying for you.
As your exchange of letters with the child you sponsor grows over the years, you can build a scrapbook of letters and photos from your child. Your scrapbook will serve as a constant reminder of the relationship you've developed with the child you're helping and of how you've contributed to his or her growth.
What is an Acres of Hope sponsor?
A sponsor is someone like you who has made the decision to personally invest in the life of a child in need. More than this, you can help your sponsored child develop a sense of confidence and self-worth with the love you express through letters and prayers. As a sponsor, you can develop a real connection with the specific child you support. The child you sponsor will know your name, write to you, and pray for you. Your relationship with your sponsored child makes you a very important person who has a significant role in his or her development. You stand alongside teachers, staff, family and friends who are taking an active role in encouraging and developing the child.
How long should my child sponsorship last?
Our hope and prayer is that you will stay with a child for a number of years, usually through Primary 7 with the option to continue sponsorship through high school and even college. While we hope that you will be able to continue your support of your sponsored child until he or she completes the program, we recognize that circumstances sometimes change. You may discontinue your child sponsorship at any time. Please understand that in rural Northern Uganda, a sponsored child's circumstances may change, too. For example, sometimes families move and children no longer have the opportunity to participate. We will inform you as quickly as possible if any such circumstance affects the child you sponsor, and we'll offer you the opportunity to support another child in need of your help.
What our Sponsors Say
Kati, Northway Church, TexasI wasn't sure what to expect when arriving in Uganda for the first time. I quickly realized that these are special people, unlike any other. Acres of Hope is a light in the dark and I am so excited to not only continue working with Geoffrey, but also sweet Priscilla. I connected with her from the beginning and felt led to sponsor her. I can wait to watch her grow and see how the Lord works in her life. This is only the beginning!
Derek, KSSaying our goodbyes was definitely the hardest part of the entire trip. It was even more difficult because Samson was really struggling with me leaving. It is truly amazing the bond that you build with a child that you sponsor. For that child, you are their family. You will never be able to understand how important you are to that child. Many tears were shed as we drove away for the last time.
Pat, West UMC, NCBeing a sponsor of Yona is more than just about money, it is about making a difference and offering hope. It is about the love between us, through letters we offer each other words of encouragement, love, and prayers.