How can I be a sponsor?
A1. Let ECF representatives know that you are interested in sponsoring
a child or Bible school student. A photograph of the child or student
and some personal information will be sent to you.
Q2. When do I begin to send my support?
A2. When you receive the child's information, then you may send your
monthly support to the ECF Representative in your country.
Q3. Is there any legal responsibility?
A3. None. The child is not legally adopted. You support your child
or student by your love, prayers, and gifts. No documents are signed.
Should your support become financially impossible, just write and
tell us (or get someone to do so). We will understand and seek other
sponsors to take your place.
Q4. May I write to my sponsored child?
A4. Yes, you may write to your child at any time. Please send all
your letters to the ECF Headquarters and they will be forwarded
to the fields.
Q5. Will the child write to me?
A5. Yes, your child will write to you at least once a year before
Christmas. If the child is too young, a teacher or parent will write
on his or her behalf.
Q6. Can I send gift or money to my sponsored child
A6. Our orphanage in Macau and other sponsorship areas
have special birthday parties for the children as a group. No one
is singled out to have received a better gift from a sponsor. Cards
received at the ECF Headquarters are forwarded to the fields. No
money should be sent to your child/student for any event. It creates
jealousy among children especially those who did not receive any
money or gift.
Q7. May I write to the child's relative or parent?
A7. In order to preserve the privacy of both the sponsor as well
as the child, we do not encourage any sponsors to get involved with
any family affairs. Only our local staff is authorized to handle
family relations with the local language.
Q8. May I discontinue my sponsorship at any time?
A8. Yes, you may stop your sponsorship at any time by notifying
our ECF Representative in your country.
Q9. May a group of people sponsor one child?
A9. Yes, some Sunday School classes, various youth groups, and women's
fellowships are doing this.
Q10. If I cannot give the full amount for a child or
student, may I co-sponsor?
A10. When one sponsor is giving less than the full amount, co-sponsorship