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Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about Compassion Sunday and Compassion International.

Questions you might have about hosting an event:

I’m not sure I can get my pastor’s okay. What do I do?

Can I host a Compassion Sunday outside my church?

What if I’m not able to do the event at my church on April 29?

How many children should I try to get sponsored?

What is in the Event Kit?

After my event, what do I do with the acceptance forms and payments?

Questions you might be asked at the sponsorship table:

How much is sponsorship?

I don’t know which child to choose. How do I pick a child?

When does my sponsorship start?

How long should my sponsorship last?

Will my child write to me?

When will I receive my first child letter?

If I make my first payment by credit or debit card, but don’t want to have monthly recurring payments on my card, what will prompt my payments?

How can I communicate with my child?

Will I be the only one sponsoring my child?

May I send gifts to my child?

If you have any questions we haven’t answered above, call (888) 503-4585.

I have held Compassion Sunday in small churches, not expecting a huge result. To my surprise, several children have been sponsored. Small home-town churches are very eager to help children in poverty.

—Juli Jarvis, Wyoming