Sponsor a child today and transform despair into hope. When you sponsor a child, you can exchange letters, photos and prayers. You can even choose to visit the child you sponsor by joining any of the available team trips. You can change a child's life from one of hardship and loneliness to one of hope and meaning.
"I have so many memories from when I traveled to Africa with GOYA. Hard memories, beautiful memories -- but the memory that will always hold a special place in my heart was meeting my sponsor child while in Kibera Slum. I saw the need first hand, and I saw how sponsorships serve as a direct blessing to children who have a need greater than I could ever imagine.
A new tradition for me at Christmas time is to sponsor a child in honor of my family instead of giving gifts. Everyone loves knowing that in lieu of a gift they have blessed a child on the other side of the world who has a need greater than we could ever imagine. Sponsoring a child through GOYA has been such an incredible experience!"
- Sarah Franzen, GOYA Child Sponsor and 2017 Ag Team Trip Member
"In 2010 when I went to Kenya for the first time, I met a young girl that lives in our orphanage. Her name is Josephine. I took my picture with her and sent her a copy as well as a photo of me and my husband that we took together on our wedding day the previous year. She was so touched by that act of love, that while their home was being destroyed a few years later, those two photos were just a few of the items that she was able to save. In June, 2014, she ran up to me and gave me a big hug and said “I have missed you! Come look, I have your picture!” I was amazed at how such a small act of love on my part made such an impact that lasted for years! Needless to say, I cried and gave her the biggest, longest hug ever!
My heart opened up and spilled out every day for these sweet children. There is nothing greater than knowing that thousands of miles away, a little girl gets up in less than perfect conditions, but she has a smile on her face and joy in her heart because she knows that she is a child of God and that she also has a little family here in the States praying for her and loving her because she is a part of our family too. In my opinion, child sponsorships is one of the best ways to really make a difference in the life of a child."
- 2014 VBS Team Member
Check out our Child Sponsorship Program to choose a child that needs your help today!