Compassion is slowly implementing a sponsorship program that contains young children. In the past, Compassion had two separate programs for children. The first one being the Child Survival program. This was for children ages Birth-Age 3. This program helped mothers raise their babies in healthy, happy, and nurturing environments, teaching about things like breastfeeding, nutrition, interaction, and play. Then, when the child turned 3, they would be enrolled in the Child Sponsorship program where the child would continue to receive support through the project, through the programs designed for older children. Now, Compassion will continue to do the Child Survival program in all of the countries, of course, because the results have been staggering. There are more healthy babies, more knowledgeable parents, and less infant deaths in the communities where there are Child Survival programs.
However, Compassion is looking, at least that's what it seems like to me, to combine these two programs into one. They have opened up the possibility of financially sponsoring a toddler, under the age of three, in a few countries. I'm guessing these countries have been chosen, for various reasons, in major locations, to test out this new theory. The countries of Bangladesh, Bolivia, and Rwanda have been chosen as places you can sponsor these little ones.
I want to share a few of these sweethearts with you today:
This is Uwayezu Jean Claude. He lives in Rwanda. He is 1 year old. His birthday is February 20th. He lives with his father and mother and he is an only child. His parents both work as farmers.
Monish has been sponsored!
Precious Valentina has a sponsor!
Last, but not least, is this precious little baby. His is Jhon and I think he must have quite the sassy personality. He is 1 year old and will turn 2 years old on March 5th. Jhon lives in Bolivia with his father and mother. He doesn't have any siblings. His father is only sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home.
I pray that you consider sponsoring one of these precious babies. What a blessing it would be to sponsor a child from age 1 to age 18-22!