Metro World Child operates in some of the world’s most impoverished areas, where children often grow up facing hunger, poverty, exploitation, and lack on many other levels. It is the generosity of our faithful child sponsors that allows us to reach children living in these types of conditions all around the world.
When you become a child sponsor through Metro World Child, you provide more than just the support necessary to keep our programs going. Most importantly, you’re providing a loving support system, a mentor, and a consistent voice of encouragement in the life of each child you sponsor.
As a sponsor, you provide a child with spiritual support, a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, and access to programs and resources that meet his or her basic needs.
Sade, a young woman in the Metro World Child program, has been sponsored by a woman named Kathy for many years. Despite growing up in a broken family filled with instability and stress, Sade is studying to get her GED, working a job at UPS and interning with Metro World Child. Through the encouragement of her sponsor and access to Metro's programs, Sade has become a godly young woman on a path to success.
One Christmas break, Sade contacted Kathy and asked if she could come see the family in North Carolina and thank them for being her sponsor. While visiting Kathy's family, Sade asked if she could speak to the youth group at church, and also ended up speaking to the adult Sunday School class. The entire church fell in love with Sade and her enthusiasm for helping other kids like herself. As a result of Sade sharing about her experience as a sponsored child, dozens of people within the church have requested sponsorship packets and one 75-year-old woman from the church is planning to come to Boot Camp for ministry training! Not only has Sade's life been transformed through Kathy's sponsorship, but now countless other children will be helped as a result of her testimony. Sponsoring a child is an investment not only in your child's future, but in future generations of children who will be impacted by the Christian leaders that you help train and send into the world!
Metro World Child reaches around 200,000 children each week with our Gospel-centered Sunday School programs. Though all children are welcome to attend Sunday School, sponsored children faithfully attend, ensuring that they hear the life-changing message of the Gospel on a weekly basis. Your sponsorship dollars also help make Sunday School possible, for your sponsored child and for thousands of children who need the hope of Christ.
As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to regularly interact with your sponsored child through letters, gifts, and visits. As you communicate with each other, even if from across the world, a powerful, encouraging relationship forms between you and your sponsored child. These important relationships let sponsored children know that they are loved and cherished. They also allow the sponsor to lift their child up in prayer and create an important avenue to meet any needs that may arise in their child’s life.
Metro World Child works to help provide for the basic needs of the children we serve. Not only does your sponsorship help fund important initiatives, but you will also have the opportunity to meet your sponsored child’s specific needs and provide your child with unique life changing opportunities and special gifts throughout the year.