New sponsor and traveling?

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I am interested in sponsoring a child but could not fin out what the monthly sponsoring amount would be. I also like the idea of traveling to your sponsored child adn think the trips you offered are great. But if the time frame does not fit, can one travel to another country, place even if I do not have a sponsored child there?
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Conny Coldsmith

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Teresa Dawn

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I'm not staff but I can help until you get the official reply.  I believe sponsorship is $38/month (I'm in Canada so it's different for me, relying on memory here lol)
As for the trips, those are official Compassion group trips but you are also welcome to travel on your own to your child's country at any time and arrange to meet your child too, which is referred to as an Individual Visit if you are looking for information on that :) 
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Yes. In the US it is $38/month.
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Conny, we are so delighted that you are wanting to love and support a child in poverty! Yes, it is $38 per month and we also ask that you send regular encouraging letters to the child. As far as the trips go, yes, you are welcome to travel via a group tour or on your own. Also, you do not have to sponsor a child in that country in order to travel on a tour. I would recommend sponsoring in that country though because meeting your child is a phenomenal experience. :) 
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Steve

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Do it!!! I know it sounds like just a cliche, but visiting a sponsored child is a life changing experience... for both you and your child. We have visited two of our sponsored kids twice and three once each. I think the first time was for them, but I'm sure the second time was for us. Plus, you will get to see first hand how Compassion projects operate and the difference they make. Compassion takes good care of you on the tours. If you do decide to sponsor, I encourage you to write often. You can send letters electronically or my mail. I mix it up and do both. We've never taken an individual tour yet. I'd like to hear others opinion on that. I would definitely go with a group the first time to any given country.
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Steve

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Oh, and probably most important: Pray for your child. I am a cradle Christian, if there is such a thing, and my personal faith has been strengthen by praying for the health, protection, welfare, and Christian faith of my kids and having them tell me they are praying for me.
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I've been group tours and individual trips. Both worth the time and money. On group tours you see 2-3 partner churches, home visits with other sponsor kids and their families before visit day with your sponsor child and you see the country office. On individual visits you visit your sponsor child at his/her project, home visit, go to a park,zoo, or museum.
Before you sponsor understand this is one of the most important ministries you'll ever be a part of. Just let God take the lead. One thing for sure these kids and their families want to know you. After you've been able to meet them you become part of the family.

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