Need to Cancel Two of my Sponsored Children

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Due to financial constraints and medical bills from a cancer surgery, I can't afford all of my sponsorships but would like to keep one. So I need to cancel two of my children. I would like to keep Elias (NI014600586) and will need to cancel Nshizirungu (RW063200392) and Eva (BO061000387). I also cannot afford to pay the outstanding balance I have on my account. I'm so sorry. I have received financial assistance right after my cancer and also now have $19/month but am still having trouble making ends meet to be able to afford the $57/month. I feel sad to have to cancel these but am hoping to be able to keep one. I just made payments for the birthdays of the two children I need to cancel. Thank you so much. My sponsor number is 00989556.
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kimariepina

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Leah, Employee

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Hello Kimariepina,

I am so sorry to hear that you have recently had to undergo surgery for cancer. My heart and prayers go out to you in your time of need. Please let me know if you would like me to add you to our prayer list and if there is anything we can pray specifically for you. 

I can imagine that it was a very difficult decision to cancel your sponsorship of both Eva and Nshizirungu. I have cancelled these for you. You are welcome to send them both one final letter to say goodbye if you would like to. 

I had to get permission to take care of the past due balance for Elias, but I was able to clear this balance for you on the account. We are only really able to help with five months of support for a child in an 18 month period. I know that you have been faced with some very difficult circumstances recently with your health and the hurricane. We also appreciate very much your support for such a long period of time. For this reason, my supervisor made an exception for you. Regrettably, we will not be able to provide any further financial assistance on the account. We do have to continue to provide for Elias and luckily have some amazing sponsors that give generously so that we can help others out in difficult times. These resources are limited and we have guidelines in place to be the best stewards we can with those resources. I hope that you understand. 

I am also very appreciative that you want to bless your children with monetary gifts. I am sure that they are grateful to receive these gifts. However, if you are having a hard time financially, please know that these gifts are not necessary. Gifts are an extra blessing, but the monthly support to take care of the children is so much more valuable. God takes the monthly give you provide to care for your child so that we can give them an opportunity to receive a different life and release them from poverty. Trust that your children are so grateful for this monthly sacrifice and the letters that they receive. They will be understanding if you are unable to send additional gifts.

I really appreciate that you are trying your best to continue to sponsor Elias. If you feel like the sponsorship becomes too much, please do not hesitate to let us know. I do not want you to feel overwhelmed financially or guilty in any way. I am thankful for everything you do for Compassion. I pray that you will receive healing to your body and that God will provide abundantly for you. I know he is there with you during this tough season of your life. God Bless!
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Thank you so much! I do understand the restrictions and guidelines that are in place with my account and sponsorships and appreciate the extra help. I will write a last letter to the sponsored children to let them know. And I'm glad I'm still able to continue supporting Elias. I pray that Eva and Nshizirungu are taken care of. I've loved being part of Compassion for so long and want to continue. And maybe down the road if our situation improves we can help another child. Thank you again for all you do for these children and for helping me as well. I greatly appreciate it!

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