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Will I know if my child accepts Jesus as her Savior?
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marsha powers

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Teresa Dawn

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You might... feel free to ask in a letter if your child is Christian.  I'm writing to almost 60 kids now and many of mine have told me when I asked but not all, and some have told me they are not Christian.   Sometimes they will even send out a special extra letter when your child accepts Jesus (I had that for my Bolivian girl) but most (not all) of my kids were Christian before I started writing to them.  A few have told me about their baptisms that happened afterwards though too but I think it's often left up to the child to decide what they want us to know. 
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Hi Marsha! I agree with Teresa’s answer! Children are welcome to participate in a Compassion project regardless of their faith. Compassion's programs, however, are unapologetically Christian and every Compassion project is connected to a Christian church or ministry. While we want children to have the opportunity to see living faith in action, hear the gospel and have an opportunity to be discipled in the ways of Christ, neither they nor their families are under any compulsion to become Christians. However, if your child chooses to accept Jesus as her Savior, then she may choose to tell you about it in her letters :). Because this is a personal topic, we leave it up to the child to decide whether or not they’d like to share. Of course, you are welcome to ask her in your letters too.

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