When will I be charged for the first time for my sponsorship

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Hello. My niece & I attended the compassion experience in Tulsa, OK this past Saturday & chose a child to sponsor. I was very nervous thoughto wrote my CC info on a piece of paper which is what the process was. I was expecting to be charged right away and wasn't. I do not like to keep much money in my checking acct for reasons such as fraudulent charges so will usually keep a very small amt in and leave the rest in my savings and move it over when I am about to make a purchase & the writing my info on a paper just made me more nervous. I left enough money for two days and still was not charged so I'm wondering when will the charge be processed so that I can make sure the money's there at that time and not have to wonder where that paper with my banking info is at. Also I tried to go to the website to try to find information and it asked me to sign up but would not let me because it says there's no email or phone number associated. I am just wondering if anyone has any type of info on when the first charge typically goes through or when I would be able to create an online account as well. Thank you.
The child we chose was named Joseph Mutunga Musyoka from Kenya. Born 1999.
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Hi pprince299! Welcome to the Compassion family! We greatly appreciate your heart for this ministry and your desire to bless sweet Joseph with your love and support :). When you sign up at an event, it may take 2-3 weeks for your completed packet to be received and processed here at our headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I completely understand your wish to keep your bank account lower as a precaution against all the possibilities nowadays. Regrettably, I am not able to provide a more accurate estimation of when we will process your donation as there are many variables involved. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Once we have processed your sponsorship, you will receive an account number, and then you will be able to create your online account. You are not able to create your online account at this time because your sponsorship has not started yet. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding! Please let us know if you have any additional questions, and we would be happy to help you! Have a blessed day!