"...When this life is over, and you stand face-to-face with the Father, what a reward will be in store for you! Because you saw the face of Jesus in the face of the lost and lonely, God will see His Son in your eyes. Because you cared most about what He cares most about--God will recognize you as His faithful partner. And because you made every effort to express the Father's love, even the smallest deeds you did for the least of these will count greatly for all eternity."
-Tom Davis, Fields of the FatherlessWe are so thankful for each of you and your willingness to express the Father's love to these students. We know there are quite a few questions you may have about how this sponsorship relationship works, so here are our answers!
- What is the difference between a sponsor and a prayer warrior?
- If I want to be a Prayer Warrior for a child, do I have to give money?
- If I want to financially sponsor a child, how much does it cost to help a student through Project Education?
- How does this cost break down and what percentage goes to the student's actual education?
- Is there a way to verify that the money we give goes to the specific student we want to sponsor?
*For more information about how financial sponsorship works, click HERE to read the FAQ post previously written. Or donate HERE to the Education Fund.
- Can we communicate with the child we pray for?
His Chase Foundation
ATTN: (FIRST AND LAST NAME OF CHILD and their BOARDING SCHOOL)
In order to respect the guidelines given to us by the boarding schools, your envelopes can contain a letter to the student and photo(s) of your family. Remember to focus on encouragement and prayer in your letter, as well as getting to know them more personally! Please refrain from asking them personal questions about their history, unless they volunteer the information. And, please do not make any promises for visits, gifts, or other "future treats", since that is not the purpose of our penpal program. :)P.O. Box 143053 Irving, TX 75014-3053
- Will I be able to receive letters from my sponsored student?
Important to Note: In their letters, your sponsored child may ask you for additional items or gifts, including electronics, phones, shoes, or clothes. We do not encourage this kind of gift-giving in any way. His Chase Foundation supplies the sponsored children with everything they need, including clothing, shoes, school supplies, food, and hygiene items, all at the same time. We want to make sure they have what they need, but ask you kindly to talk with His Chase if a request like this is made, so we can assess what has already been given and what is truly needed.
- Will there be a time when I can send my sponsored child a gift?
However, we are still formulating a plan for the possibility of a small gift in the summer months or at Christmas for each child, when they are not in school. As you can imagine, it is very important that the children all feel loved and cared for equally, as to not cause pain for any one child. So, we will most likely have an approved gift list and purchase gifts in Rwanda for all children, if we decide this is a possibility for the holiday weeks.
- Can I visit the child I sponsor or pray for?
If you are wanting to visit your student independently, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can alert the school of the dates you will be coming, as well as coordinate a guide to escort you on your visit. Please remember to communicate your plans of travel in advance of your trip, since the schools have only designated dates for visitors.