How do I begin my sponsorship?

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I took the packet of a child to sponsor from the Compassion Sunday table that was at my church. When I asked the gentleman who was at the table about the form inside that needed returned, he referred me to this website. The form says to return to the Compassion Sponsorship Booth by 5/18/2012, and I see no where on here to register with the information for the child in the packet. Please let me know how I can register to sponsor this child.
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if there was an envelope in your packet, you can mail the form back to compassion in that. If not, call compassion on Monday, have the child number from the form with you and you can sign up that way.

Congrats on your new child!
God bless
misty
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You may begin your sponsorship by going here: www.compassion.com/firstpayment. You may also call us at (800) 336-7676 or fill out the form and mail it to Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997.
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Thank you, I followed the link and found what I was lookin for.
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I'm trying to set up an account and it tells me they cant find me. How could they? I don't have an account. And yes, I'm going through "new account" not a login in for existing users. I picked up a child to sponsor at church and now am clueless as how to begin this journey.

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Unable to set up account and don't know to get started..
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I got a a packet at a concert and i wasnt able to turn it right away can I mail it in?

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How do I sponsor a child if I already have a packet?.
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Do I have to wait for my packet to make my first payment online? I didn't pay at the table...

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online account.
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How can I make a first payment on a child I recieved from Lifest? It recquires me to make an account but at the end it says that I'm not in the system. I'm not going to be in the system because I haven't made a payment yet.

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Please just take my money!.
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Hi, my daughter and i each received 2 child packages for children to sponsor. By the time we went to the Compassion trailer it was closed. How do we sponsor these children. We did not see an address on the papers.

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My youth group has been sponsoring a girl for about 4 years. It had been tough getting the money every month just because of life. We are finally in a financially stable position and the youth decided they want to sponsor another child. A packet was picked up from a local concert and we are ready for him to be a part of our youth family. How or is it possible to add a child to my existing account? I can't find a way to add him and get started on his sponsorship and letter writing. Every thing is done online, the writing, direct payments, etc. So any ideas on how to get two children on one account? Any replies would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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While at an event, there were Compassion representatives there telling us about sponsorship. I signed up, but wasn't able to provide an immediate payment option. They said I could pay later, and I was wondering how I could start sponsoring the child that I have information for. I am eager to start sponsoring him, but I can't find him on the website. What do I need to do?

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How do i start sponsoring my child if I signed up for it at an event?.
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I filled out a packet at a concert several weeks ago and was wondering how long it takes to get started....i have tried to set up account but it doesnt recognize my email, i have received no emails and no letters. How li\ong should i wait before contacting the phone number

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how long after signing up can you look up your child and how long till payments start.
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It can take 2-3 weeks to setup your account. If it has been longer than that, please contact us by phone or email.
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hello, my name is Elizabeth and I am 27 years old.I was born HIV POSITIVE AND i HAVE BEEN SURVIVING UP TO NOW. i RECENTLY DATED A GUY WHO PROMISED TO LOVE AS i AM BUT AS SOON AS i GOT PREGNANT, HE ABANDONED AND DISAPEARED. I have no money to support me or to buy the babies things that I may need at the time of delievery and after giving birth.No one wants to offer me a job because of my status and for not having the papers they need. I am so devastated, I want to end my life each day that goes by.I can't imagin my unborn child going through hardships when she's born. I am 24weeks now and my due date is December 27th. Any one out there, please help me and help my baby as well. at help sponsor her child's care and education. Please help me I beg of you.Thank you and God bless you.
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Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear that you are suffering. I just said a prayer for you that God would calm your fears and provide for all of your needs during this time. Your story breaks my heart. No matter how hard things get, please remember that God loves you and He is always near you even if it seems like you're facing this situation all alone.

This ministry works through churches in the countries they serve. Here's a list of the countries where Compassion works: http://www.compassion.com/where-we-work.htm. If your country is on the list, please email ciinfo@us.ci.org for more information on getting your child registered in Compassion's sponsorship program.
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hello i was at the newsboys concert in the tricities on 10/4/12 and i sponsor a child Eda # PE-357-0746 i have tried to log in and with no luck. please can we get this set up, i have a letter to go out and a gift to go to her so if we can get this set up, it would be faboulus. :D
rrjlujan@hotmail.com

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If I picked up a packet to sponsor a child but didn't get the chance to go to the booth and fill out the paperwork, can I still fill out the application and send it in via mail to sponsor that child?

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If I picked out a child at a Dare 2 Share event and selected to pay the first payment later, how can I now start sponsoring my child?

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Starting Sponsorship.
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HI I was given a sponsor packet at an event Catalyst and I had forgotten to return it and I couldn't find the child on the website. I was wondering what I could do now

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Received a packet at event what do I do now.
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how do i donate money to my child?.


I decided to sponsor a child a couple of weeks ago at camp, and I just sent out a pamphlet so my child could learn more about me, today. But I'm not sure how I do ANY of the billing and donating money.  How do I do it?  Do I do it online, if so then how? 
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Hi Abbey! Welcome to Compassion! We're super excited that you've chosen to help change the story in the life of this child! Please visit www.compassion.com/firstpayment to make the first donation and get started. 
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How long for online account to become active?.


I signed up to sponsor a child through our church, I filled out the paperwork in person and left the info with the volunteer. As of yet, I have not been able to log into an online account with my email address. No money has been deducted from my account either. How long does it take for my sponsorship to become active?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Don't know sponsor number.

Hey! I just got involved with the Compassion program last week, I am trying to set up account but it is asking me for my sponsor donor number in which I do not know. I have everything that came when I first signed up. Would someone be able to help me with this? 

Zip Code is 54313

Thanks, 
Courtney
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION.

Hello. I've been trying to create my account on Compassion but it says my email isn't correct. I also haven't received any information in my email regarding the child I'm sponsoring. I signed up at Hillsong NYC Conference. How long does it take for the information to process? Thank you.
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Hi Deisy! We are so excited that you've chosen to bless a child in need with your sponsorship! It typically takes about two to four weeks for sponsorships to be finalized at events. However, feel free to get the process started by visiting: www.compassion.com/firstpayment
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled i am a new sponsor and I cannot create an account..

i am a new sponsor and I cannot create an account. It says the info I have entered is not vaild. I had entered my e-mail and zip.
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Hi Mary!

How did you begin the sponsorship? If you picked up the child's packet at an event, it could take two to four weeks for your sponsorship to be finalized. However, you are welcome to get the process started by visiting: www.compassion.com/firstpayment. This will create an account fro you right away. 

I would be happy to look up your information and email you the information that you need to setup an online account. Regrettably, there are several Mary Murray's in our system and I could not locate your account from your email address. Please post your child's ID number here or email us at socialmedia@compassion.com so that we can locate your account. That way, I can assist you further. 
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John please stop spamming the forum with posts. You've posted the same message several times on numerous threads.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Help.

I have a child I am sponsoring, however I am unable for some reason to link him to my account so I can send him my gift. My sponsor number is 3532092. 
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Hi Janet! To add a new child to your already existing account, please visit www.compassion.com/firstpayment. After, you have entered your new sponsored child's information, please click the bubble that says "No, I have given to Compassion in the past." In the pop-up window, log in or create an online account. This will link the new child to your account. Once you check out, you will be able to see him on your account and can send him a gift through the "Additional Giving" page in your "My Account."
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How long does it take for a sponsored child to show up in my account?.

I picked up a sponsorship packet at a concert last week and at the instruction of the attendant, wrote "add to my account" on the form as I already sponsor one child, but I haven't seen it added as of yet. I have the packet and the child's information but see no place to manually add it. How long should I wait before I call?
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Good morning Tom! Thank you so much for your families desire to support another child with us! We are blessed by your generosity and I know that Ashish will be so excited to learn that he no longer has to wait for a sponsor :). 

I want to encourage you that your new boy was reserved to your account on November 26th! We appreciate your patience as it does take some time to get children added to sponsor's accounts after an event. A packet of information will be mailed to your address with further information on your new sponsorship. Once we receive your first donation for this child, he will show up on your online account. You can also visit compassion.com/firstpayment to get started.
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Hi Bobby! I apologize for the delay as we were out of the office over the weekend. It looks like your first donation has been processed as of December 12, 2014 and your online account has been setup. I am sending you an email with your sponsor number and instructions on viewing your account information on our website. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can help in any other way.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can't create account.

After I fill out the form to create an account, it says : We were unable to locate your record using the information you provided. Please verify and try again. 
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Hi Eryk! Regrettably, I was unable to locate your account from your name and email address. Are you a new sponsor? If you signed up online, it could take about twenty-four hours for your sponsorship to be finalized and for your information to show up in our system. If you signed up at an event, it could take two to four weeks for your sponsorship to be finalized. You are welcome to get the process going by making the first donation at www.compassion.com/firstpayment. If you are not a new sponsor, please post your child's ID number here so that I can locate your sponsor number and  help you to access your online account. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I pay for my sponsored child?.

A few days ago I signed up to sponsor a child at a Compassion booth but I didn't have any credit card info with me. A representative told me to write "pay later" on the form and I turned it in. Now I don't know how to add all that payment info to the sponsorship. Can anyone help me out here? Also, since I didn't even make the initial payment or add payment info to the form I handed in, is my sponsorship even valid at this point? Thanks!
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Hi Daniel! Welcome to Compassion and thank you for helping to release a child from poverty! Yes, yous sponsorship is valid. However, it looks like it has not been finalized just yet. To get the payment information straightened out, please visit www.compassion.com/firstpayment. We will be sending you additional information in the mail in approximately two to four weeks. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns. 

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