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.
How does Acres of Hope International ensure that my support actually benefits the child I sponsor?
Acres of Hope International reviews the books of Acres of Hope Uganda every quarter. We are in weekly contact with the staff of Acres of Hope Uganda and monitor closely the activities in Uganda. Additionally, we visit Uganda at least once every year to review progress from the previous year and discuss in detail the budget for the coming year.
Please note that the money sent for sponsorship does not go into individual bank accounts for individual children. Rather, Acres of Hope Uganda uses one account to insure the needs of all sponsored children are met. Your child will be cared for according to the high standards set for all Acres of Hope Uganda children.
Will I be the only person sponsoring the child I'm helping?
Yes. The child you're helping has just one sponsor: You. That's why your prayers, letters and support mean so much to your sponsored child. Even if you choose to sponsor a child as a family or a group (for example, a youth group or a Sunday school class), the child you help will still be relating to your family or group as his or her only sponsor. No other group or individual will also sponsor the child you 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.