You will have the opportunity to impact a child’s life and their entire family forever! You help them attain quality education and gain access to necessary medication and proper nutrition. Most importantly, through AGLOM CHILDREN’S HOME, our children will learn more about Jesus Christ and that they are created in His image with a unique purpose for their future.
But sponsorship is not only about how you can change a child’s life. It is also about changing your life. It is easy to look at a vulnerable child in Uganda and see the need to help. We challenge our sponsors to look beyond the physical needs of a child, and seek to understand the nuances of God’s hand in their own life. To challenge their own perceptions about poverty, giving, and healthy boundaries for sponsorship. Sponsorship starts with learning about the child, but sponsorship is really about learning about ourselves, and learning to bear one another’s burdens. This is the difference between a one-way giving, transactional relationship and creating a life-giving, Christ-centered relationship.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SPONSOR?
You are an advocate for your sponsored child! Your role goes beyond a financial commitment to provide support to also consistently praying for and encouraging your sponsored child. You will likely be called “Auntie” “Mom” or “Uncle” by the child you sponsor, because that is truly how they see you. Rather than taking the role of a parent figure in their lives through sponsorship, you are standing with Charles the founder of Armours Of Glory Ministries, social workers, parents, family and friends who are taking an active role in encouraging and developing the child.
HOW DO CHILDREN FEEL ABOUT HAVING A SPONSOR?
Knowing someone believes in them gives the children hope. They feel loved and blessed to have been given the opportunity for a quality education. The children also feel a deep longing to know their sponsors more. When sponsors share details about their own lives such as graduating from college, getting married, getting a new job, or even struggles such as illness, losing a family member, etc., the children join in celebration or join in prayer. Building Christ-centered and authentic relationships is the beauty of sponsorship through AGLOM CHILDREN’S HOME.