COMPASSION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have questions about
becoming a Compassion Parent or Corporate Partner?
Here is a snapshot of some of the questions that have been asked.
Be reminded that whether or not we have been able to answer your question below, we would still like the opportunity to connect so that we are assured you have all the tools needed to make a sound, lasting decision. Please make contact with us.
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How many children have been sponsored through Compassion International?

There have been 1.9 million children have been delivered from poverty through Compassion International.

How many churches partner with Compassion International?

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Compassion International operates in how many countries across the globe?

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Will I ever have an opportunity to meet my Compassion Child?

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As a Compassion Parent what is required of me?

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How do I select my child?

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Do I ever get to meet my compassion child?

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How long has compassion been serving?

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How long has Compassion International been serving?

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How often do the kids write back?

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Can I make digital payments?

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How much of the money I spend goes towards my sponsor child.

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What are the acceptable methods of payment?

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How long am I required to contribute financially?

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Am I allowed to send toys to my child?

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Am I allowed to select a child of a particular gender?

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May I sponsor more than one child?

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Can I make my financial contributions annually instead of monthly?

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What is Compassion International's approach to ministry?

Compassion has a "Three-cord" Approach to Ministry which states that they are Christ-centered, church-based, and child-focused.

How long has Compassion been serving?

For over 65 years Compassion has been serving children in Jesus' name.

When did the first sponsorship program begin at Compassion International?

It all began back in 1952 when Rev. Everett Swanson flew to South Korea to minister to American troops fighting in the Korean War.

If for some reason I am unable to pay, what happens to my child?

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How is Compassion International leading the world?

Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship.

Am I able to simply sponsor for a shorter period?

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