Sponsorship & Prayer Warrior FAQ

"...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 Fatherless
We 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 penpal/prayer warrior?
When we began sending children to boarding schools, we never intended to begin a traditional sponsorship program.  But, as time has passed, we have realized that many of you have personal relationships with children from your visits to Noel, and the idea of financially supporting a specific student appealed to many.  So, now we do have the option to be the financial sponsor for a specific child.  At the same time, we ask that our financial sponsors consider taking the additional role of being prayer warrior over that child.  The Prayer Warrior role include praying DAILY over this student just as you would your own children, as well as developing individual relationships with the student, including writing letters and visiting if that is possible.  We believe there is great power in these children knowing they are loved and prayed for by a family or individual.  So, personal investments from both financial sponsors and prayer warriors are desperately needed!
  • If I want to be a Penpal Prayer Warrior for a child, do I have to give money?
Absolutely not!  We welcome any and all prayer warriors to partner with us in providing these children a foundation of encouragement and confidence that they will not find solely in money or education, but only in personal relationships with spiritual mentors and a praying family.  Please consider being a prayer warrior (SIGN UP HERE!), even if you are not able to financially contribute to the education of these kids!  And, we are thankful that so many of you take this job very seriously!  You are possibly the ONLY person speaking on this child's behalf before the Father! 
  • If I want to financially sponsor a child, how much does it cost to help a student through Project Education?
It will cost $1200 a year for private Christian boarding school.  This can be paid in one payment or as an automatic draft of $100/month.  However, if you are not able to fully fund a child's school year, any amount is a blessing!  Do what you are able to do, and God will do the rest!
  • How does this cost break down and what percentage goes to the student's actual education?
Every penny of the money you give goes to the student's educational costs.  To be more specific, tuition represents 50%, and boarding, meals, supplies, transportation, and uniforms represent the other 50%.  
  • Is there a way to verify that the money we give goes to the specific student we want to sponsor?
It is important to understand that our Education Fund is a general fund, and specific funds will not be separately earmarked for specific children.  The boarding schools are paid in lump sums according to the number of students we have enrolled, so it is essential for us to have the education fund set up in this way.  If additional costs come up for a specific student (medical costs, additional transportation or school needs), we will also pay it out of the general Education fund.  Rest assured that we will do our absolute best to make sure the student you love is well taken care of in every way while they are at school!  
*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?
YES!!  We encourage this and hope that every student develops a personal relationship with their praying family. Letters may be sent at any time to:           
His Chase Foundation  
P.O. Box 143053   Irving, TX  75014-3053
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.  :)
  • Will I be able to receive letters from my sponsored student?
Absolutely!  Each sponsor will receive communication in return, although we can not guarantee a specific time that this will happen!  This will depend on when they are able to write the letters, and when we can get them back to the US.  As many of you know, they are thrilled to write letters to the families who love them, and will probably do so the same day they receive a letter from you! 

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?
The boarding schools these children attend do not allow gifts of any kind to come to the children while at school, unless there is enough for every child in the entire school to receive it.  So, no individual gifts will be allowed during the school terms.  We want to respect the authority of the schools and make sure we follow their wishes!

However, we do provide Christmas gifts 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 have an approved gift list for all children, and will communicate specific requests to all our sponsors when appropriate.
  • Can I visit the child I sponsor or pray for?         
Absolutely!  This is the life-changing part of this relationship and we pray many of you get to go and spend time with your child in person.  Going on a team trip is the most effective way to visit these children, and we are excited to offer an upcoming trip for those who are interested!  For more information on a sponsor trip, email us at info@hischase.org

If you are wanting to visit your student independently, please contact us at info@hischase.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. 
"Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.  Yours are the eyes through which God's compassion for the world is to look out; Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; And yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now." -St. Theresa of Avila