Change the World for One

As a child sponsor, you’re providing things like nutritious meals, safe drinking water, education, health care, and spiritual instruction. Beyond meeting their critical needs, you’re building a priceless personal relationship with your child, helping them discover their true worth and God-given potential.

Habari (Hello), my name is Gideon Ernest

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  • 5 yrs. old


Entered the program: January 2019

Gideon lives with his grandmother and several cousins in a two-bedroom house made of burnt bricks and a cement floor. Gideon is the youngest of all the grand children and shares a bed with his grandmother while the rest of the children sleep in the other room on two tiny beds. Every morning, the children go to the community borehole to collect water before they go to school. The kitchen is outside and also houses the goats and chicken that the family keeps. The latrine is in very bad condition and the local authorities have often advised them to repair it but the family has no resources.

Gideon's cousin, Johnson, is also in the Light A Candle program.

Sponsorship Level What's this?

Three $38 sponsorships are needed to cover the complete holistic care of one child. Cover one, two, or three sponsorships.

How Sponsorship Works

Pick a Child

Choose a boy or girl to sponsor with an ongoing commitment of at least $38 a month.

Get to Know Them

You’ll receive a sponsor kit which includes your child’s profile and photo. You’ll also receive quarterly updates on your impact and letters from your child!​

Write Letters

You can build a relationship with your child by sending photos, emails, letters and cards. You can even visit your child if you go on a short-term mission trip with a group!

What Does My Sponsorship Provide?

Your sponsorship helps provide for your child’s physical, educational and spiritual needs. These needs are met differently depending on the community your child is in, but include things like:

Nutritious Meals
Health Care
Safe Drinking Water
School Tuition
An Opportunity to Hear the Gospel
Bible Training
Spiritual Mentorship
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Why Sponsor Through Forward Edge?

Visit Your Child

We specialize in quality mission trips, affording you the opportunity for meaningful face-to-face time with your child.

Focus on Education

Our programs focus on education – the #1 factor in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Personal Support

We place high value on personal communication with you as a sponsor.


Our programs are Christ-centered and have strong relationships with the local church.