Amar is desperate to give his children better lives—he longs for them to break out of the cycle of poverty that he's been stuck in. He says, “Sometimes I sit and cry when I think about the condition of my family.”
Help forgotten children like these through the Unsponsored Children's Fund—providing food, education, and medical care, all in the name of our Lord.
$420 provides for a child for a year while we search for a permanent sponsor, but any amount can help.
$456 provides for a child for a year while we search for a permanent sponsor, but any amount can help.
The Unsponsored Children's Fund helps provide genuine, life-transforming bridges of hope for children and their families who are otherwise overwhelmed with poverty, hunger, lack of education and hopeless futures.
"It seems like in every place a Bridge of Hope center opens, hundreds of parents beg the staff to enroll their children into the program. Unfortunately, staff can only take a limited number of children because of lack of space and sponsorships.
"I remember seeing heart-breaking pictures of little children standing at the gate of a Bridge of Hope center and longingly watching the students inside. They too wished to be there. And indeed, each of them is so precious and has the potential to change their world for the better—if only they were given the opportunity.
"Often the most difficult decision for the staff is to admit one child from a family and make the other families wait until we find sponsors for those children. However, sometimes the poverty and tragic circumstances in a family are so dire and life threatening that we need to enroll their children immediately, even if they have no sponsors."
6-year-old Kormal wept. Her heart was broken because her family was so poor, and no one could help them.
Extreme poverty cripples most of the families in Kormal’s village. Pastor Uday, who ministers here, said, “The cycle of poverty will continue with today’s generation.” And it will continue—unless these children have hope for a brighter future, a future where they can break out of this generational cycle.
Your gift to the Unsponsored Children's Fund will enable Bridge of Hope centers to continue ministering to children in need—and transform an entire generation.
Maybe you'd be able to make a special end-of-the-year donation to help these needy kids? Your generous contribution to the Unsponsored Children's Fund provides for children's education, nutritious meals, their medical checkups and many of their other needs when they lose their sponsor or while we're searching for a sponsor.
Through Gospel for Asia's child sponsorship program called Bridge of Hope, you can sponsor a child in countries like India, Nepal and surrounding nations for as little as $35 per month. If you sponsor a child each month for 12 months, you'll help transform his or her life by providing an education, a daily meal, school supplies and medical checkups for only $420 for the entire year. That equals out to $1.15 per day.
Other child-sponsorship organizations that help children in India, Nepal or other Asian nations do so for more than $35 per month. Because GFA's Bridge of Hope Program partners with workers native to the nations in which we serve, we're able to keep the cost of child sponsorship lower than other organizations.
GFA's Bridge of Hope Program is a child sponsorship program operated by Gospel for Asia. Through this sponsorship program, GFA is able to provide each sponsor with a photo of a child in Asia, letter-writing opportunities between the child and the sponsor, and updates for the child you are praying for and writing to.
As part of the child sponsorship program, the sponsor provides $35 per month to GFA's Bridge of Hope Program for each child they are sponsoring, which makes it possible for a child to receive:
To help serve the children with no sponsors, we've set aside a special fund. It enables Bridge of Hope staff to bring them in and treat them as family, just like the others. By contributing generously to this fund, you can transform the lives of many, many children at once. Not every needy child in Asia has a sponsor, but our field partners do what they can with the resources available to help the children in their area.
The Unsponsored Children's Fund helps equip our field partners with the resources needed to serve children without a sponsor. Because of the generosity of donors and the work of our field partners, these children who don't have a sponsor can have the opportunity to learn, get daily meals and receive medical checkups—just like their friends who do have sponsors.
But what happens when a child, who was sponsored, no longer has a sponsor?
GFA does not want any child to lose the quality opportunities provided through Bridge of Hope and this is where the Unsponsored Children's Fund comes in. This fund picks up where sponsorships lack and enables Bridge of Hope staff to continue to serve children despite losing a sponsor.
Would you help equip Bridge of Hope staff to continue to serve needy children by giving toward the Unsponsored Children's Fund?
$456 provides for a child for an entire year.