My Child is no longer in the program???

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Received a letter that my child Sanjid Molla is no longer in the program. Very disappointed :( My sponsor # is 3343855-4. I was notified that I would be transferred to another if I didn't contact you within 14 days. I'm asking to cancel my sponsorship since my child is no longer in the program. Is there any way you can tell me why? Thank you! Carolyn Robertson
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Carrie Robertson

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Hi Carolyn. I am just another sponsor and you can let this go in one ear and out the other. I can understand your disappointment that your child left the program. If my Ana left the program I would just be crushed. I can't say what I would do since I am not in that position like you are. I was just going to say that I have seen that God has taken some of the greatest disappointments in my life and He has turned them into the greatest blessings. In fact, I would not even be sponsoring with Compassion if God hadn't led me into a situation that I couldn't see how any good would come of it. God has used that situation to change my life in every way and now I am Ana's sponsor and I am so thankful for the "trial" that I had to go through in order for God to change my heart so that He could bless me. Maybe God has plans to bless you through another child in the program. I hope that you might consider sponsoring another child. I just love kids and I love this program. I know that it brings so much joy to the hearts of these kids. It gives them hope and hope is such a powerful thing.

Well, that's just my two cents worth. I don't know anything about your situation. When I don't know what to do I always remember the verse in the Bible that says "if we acknowledge Him in all our ways then He will make our paths straight" and I pray about it. I know that God will be there waiting on the other side of whichever decision you make. I'll be praying for you Carolyn.
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I'm so sorry, Carolyn, that your child has left the program. That is so hard, and I can understand be upset. Recently my sweet Yeymi in Honduras moved away so I cannot sponsor her anymore. This was especially hard after having met her last summer and hoping to visit her again this summer. I know that one of the employees can tell you more on Monday.
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Hi Carrie.It's possible your sponsor child left the program because the parents have better jobs now and do not need to be in the program anymore.That's the best reason they leave.There are other reasons sometimes and the Compassion staff will explain everything for you.One of my sponsor kids left the program early because her dad has a better job and they are able to move on now.Just know you have sown a seed into the lives of your sponsor child and the family.I'm sure you know the verses about what Paul said about sowing seed.We the sponsors sow the seed,the pastors and teachers at the projects water the seed and God gives the increase.

We'll never know how much fruit that seed has produced until we enter Heaven and see the sponsor kids there and the many people they shared the Gospel with.I have 2 sponsor kids who will graduate this year and I will not see them again until that time.I'm looking forward to the time they will share with me what God did in their lives.There was a boy in Ecuador who died at age 6.He had led close to 60 other kids to Jesus and they showed up at his funeral service to honor him.They broke tradition since very young kids are not allowed to attend funerals until they are older.
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Hi Carrie, I'm sorry to hear of your heartbreaking situation. There are various valid reasons why the kid leaves the program, most of which are not within the control of Compassion. You will receive the actual reason from the Compassion staffs.

What I think is also heartbreaking, especially for the kids, is cancelled sponsorship. I am sure sponsors have prayed and reluctantly decided it would be best to stop their sponsorship for various valid reasons, and for others to take on their kids. I believe many of the older kids now awaiting sponsors are due to cancelled sponsorships. It may take some time for the kids to get over it and to open up to their new sponsors.
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I totally understand Chak about canceling sponsorship and having the child to open up to a new sponsor. I most certainly wouldn't do that. My situation is that my child is no longer in the program which mean I currently don't have a sponsored child. If I don't contact compassion within a certain amount of time they will automatically transfer me to another child. I am choosing not to pick another child at this time but please know I'm not leaving a child in the middle of sponsorship.
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Yes, I understand Carrie. Hope you would one day pick a child the Lord Jesus burdens your heart about. The Lord may turn all these into blessings for all parties!
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Hi Carrie!  I am so sorry that you are having to say goodbye to Sanjid. :( It is always disappointing when a child leaves our program. Even if it is due to a graduation it is bittersweet, because we are loosing that relationship that we have started. I am sending you an email with all of the details that we have regarding Sanjid's specific situation. Also, please rest assured that I have noted your account that you will not be sponsoring another child at this point. Thank you so much for letting us know on that!
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Thank you so much Susan!

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