I will be doing missions for 6 months

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HI, I am moving to South Africa for a mission opportunity for six months. I sponsor two children and while I am not having trouble paying monthly now, I am worried about making payments starting in January. I really really want to keep my kids, but I will have no income while over there. Is there any ways to decrease the payments so I can save up the money for those six months? I really don't want to give up my kids and I'm praying that God will provide the money for my children.  
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Kaitlyn! That is so exciting! What will you be doing while you are in South Africa? I'll be praying that you have a safe and blessed trip! One thing we could do is to cover your support until the end of December. That way, hopefully you can save up enough to cover the six months you will be in South Africa. If you need, we could also lower your support amount to $19 each child for the six months that you will be gone. Please let me know if either or both of these options would help. I want to be able to see you to be able to keep your children if you can if you can because it sounds like you really have a heart for them. 
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hi! I just wanted to check in and see when the amount would be changed on my account to $19. Thanks!
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Kaitlyn! It is set to begin in this month in January. Is that still going to work for you? 
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Kaitlyn Crocker

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yes! I was just wondering because it still shows $38 a month. 
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Kaitlyn Crocker

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I would like to make one big payment so I don't have to worry while I am over there. Thanks for your help!
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Emily

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Hi Kaitlyn! You still see the $38 rate because your request is still being processed since we just spoke with you yesterday and it can take a couple of days for your account to be updated. But please rest assured that your rate will reflect these changes and be reduced to $19. You are more than welcome to just make one large donation so that you don't have to make any while you're overseas :). Your support will go back to the $38 rate beginning in July. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I'm a missionary, can someone else sponsor my child during the 6 months I'll be volunteering?.


I am going to be a missionary for at least the next 6 months, and I need to know what to do about my sponsored child. Is there any way that I can release her to another sponsor for this amount of time, and then take her back when I'm done? Thanks.
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Ruby Armour

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Hi Emily, thank you so much! I really appreciate your prayers:) Thank you for helping me with supporting Salama, I'm so grateful. The $19 a month sounds like it will work out fine. Also, is there any way I'd be able to pay December, January, February all in December? Because those are the months that the YWAM DTS is in a foreign country, and I will have very limited access to the internet. God bless you.
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Ruby Armour

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Is there any way I can pay the money for December, January and February now? Cause I'll be in Thailand with rarely any internet access.
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KristenH, Champion

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Ruby you can pay ahead by changing the amount on the payment page. Just delete the $38 and type how much you want to pay. For instance three months of payments would be $114. You can also call Compassion and they can process the payment for you.
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Good morning, Ruby! Your trip to Thailand is coming up so soon, I bet you're getting excited! You are certainly welcome to pay ahead for those three months, no problem. Just like Kristen mentioned, you can do this through your My Account on www.compassion.com or you can call our office as well at (800) 336-7676. If you would like me to process your request for you using the card we currently have on file, please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com. We can verify that we still have the right card and process your request :). 
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Ruby Armour

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Thank you so much, Emily and Kristen:)

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