There are many places online where caring people can sponsor children. Usually, for a small monthly fee, you'll receive a picture of a child and a few simple facts. Contact is minimal—but still you are helping to improve a life. Your sponsored child's face on your refrigerator reminds you of this. At the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission, we'd like to create a more personal experience for both our children and their sponsors. We believe connection is what our kids need most, more than money, more than gifts. They need to know that someone cares. Our children come from a multitude of backgrounds, some with at least one parent or other family member, some with no one outside the Mission gates.
Those with surviving relatives often maintain some level of contact with their families. These bonds are encouraged by us, as we know how important a sense of family is to a child's development. And so we're looking for people who care. Supportive, champions to encourage and connect with our kids. These are the kinds of people we intend to involve in our child sponsorship program. It doesn't cost much to support a child in India. Just $1 a day is all we need. This may not seem like much money to you, but as you read on hopefully you will be able to understand 'why' and 'how' we can do so much for so little.