Sponsorship takes sacrifice and commitment. But nothing can compare to the joy of knowing how you as a sponsor have transformed a child’s life. With your help, a child has the chance for a hopeful future—a chance not only to dream big, but to make those dreams come true.
Dreams became reality through sponsorship for Charmy, a former sponsored child from the Philippines. In a farewell letter to her sponsors, Charmy writes to thank them and show how their love has transformed her life:
Dear Johnson family,It is a great honor to inform you that I graduated from my Bachelor of Science degree in Cruise Ship Management…I never imagined [I would be] walking up the stage with my mother, being applauded as I received my diploma and academic award. It was my dream.I want to share the happiness I experienced because you have been witness to all my struggles in life. You were there through my ups and downs, not physically present, though I feel your presence in my heart.You have been God’s blessing to me. Since you became my sponsor, I always felt I had a family away from home that believed in me and was willing to lift me up.It’s been 12 years now that I’ve been a part of the Johnson’s family. I am so blessed that I belonged to this family. You rescued me during times of uncertainty. You cheered me up when my entire family was grieved my father’s death. You helped me appreciate education.Now that I finally have my degree, I want to thank you for all the support you have given me…I cannot imagine how these things happened. I only know one thing, God sent His angels to help us—and you’re them, the Johnson family.I am so thankful that He gave me sponsors like you. My family would like to express our gratitude to all of you. We are always praying for all of you.Now, I am ready to face the world’s challenges…I wouldn’t have reached this point if not for you and World Vision…I can myself attest that [sponsorship] can help poor children because I was once like other poor children dreaming to finish school to help their family.As I end this letter I want you to remember me.I salute the Johnson family…You will always be in my mind and heart.Your sponsored child,Charmy Rose
Sponsorship makes a world of difference in the life of a child in need…and in the life of a loving sponsor.