Sponsorship provides needy children with a place to live, a place to learn, and opportunities to grow. For many of our children, like the kids at Mason’s Place, a place to live means a full-time home. We provide everything for them—a comfortable bed, nutritious food, decent clothes and shoes, physical care, and purposeful activities.
For others, like the children who come daily to the Hope Center in Costa Rica, a place to live means a safe haven, away from the constant danger of the slums. But we also feed these children, and for most of them it’s their only meal of the day.
A place to learn describes the educational component—which looks different in different places. In some, like the Hope Centers in India and Kenya, it is a traditional school with a traditional structure. But at the Hope Center in Costa Rica, the emphasis is on teaching special skills and cultivating creative minds through a wide variety of classes.
Opportunities to grow happen at every Hope Center as the children we have rescued and cared for experience life in a totally new way. These precious girls and boys, many of whom had been abandoned and some who were literally thrown on the garbage heap, come alive as they encounter Christ and His love. By His grace they truly become new creations in Christ and shining examples of His transforming power.