Frequently Asked Questions

A sponsor is someone like you who has decided to personally invest in the life of a child in need through monthly financial support and ongoing encouragement. Your commitment will enable a sponsored child to participate in Christ-based programs with life-changing benefits including:
  • Hot meals daily (Mon-Fri)
  • Daily Bible studies and teachings about the life of Christ
  • Character development on topics such as respecting others, honoring authority, and integrity
  • Trainings on personal hygiene and how to take care of oneself
  • Provision of general needs such as school supplies, medical needs, and clothing
In addition, you can help your sponsored child develop confidence and self-worth by expressing your love through letters and prayers. As a sponsor, you'll enjoy a connection with the specific child who you support – they will know your name, write to you and benefit directly from your monthly sponsorship.
The cost to sponsor a child is $35 per month. This tax-deductible gift covers all of the above-mentioned program benefits.
Each child has only one sponsor, which is why the sponsor's prayers, letters and financial support mean so much.
Yes! Sending letters is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with your child. We encourage you to send a letter with pictures of you and your family. Your child will enjoy knowing things about you like how many people are in your family, if you have a spouse or children, and what you enjoy doing in your free time. They also love when their sponsor writes a special prayer just for them. We will notify you when we are collecting letters, so you can drop them off before or after service on set dates.
 
Currently, sponsors can expect to receive an updated photo and a memento from their child during the year. We are also working on a method for the child and sponsor to communicate with one another several times during the year. You will hear more about that in the near future.
Yes, you are encouraged to visit your sponsor child in person! We have mission trip opportunities to Mozambique every year. Please visit Celebration.Church for more information.
Our Xai-Xai staff call attendance daily to determine the participation of all the sponsor program kids. If at any time a child’s participation in the program begins to subside, our staff in Mozambique will follow-up with the child and their caretakers to confirm the child’s continued involvement with the program. At times, circumstances do not permit a child’s continued involvement (for example, if child moves away from their community). In the case that a child is no longer attending the program, their sponsor will be contacted immediately. If circumstances require a child to leave the program, we will give you the opportunity to sponsor a different child.
In 2008, Pastors Joe and Lori Champion responded to God’s call to plant their first international campus. What began as a feeding program in Xai-Xai became a full-fledged church that has spread to several communities. What makes Celebration Church Mozambique distinct among charitable organizations is its belief in the power of the local church to be the hands and feet of Christ for the people of Mozambique.
As a reminder our kids rely on the generous sponsorship support to meet their daily needs. Therefore, if cancellation is necessary, we ask that you contact us immediately, so we can discuss the situation with you. If one month is missed, we will ask you to kindly make up the missed donation. If two months are missed and you have not contacted us, your sponsorship will be cancelled, and we will look for another sponsor for your child.
If your method of payment needs to or has changed, please email us or call 512-763-3000 x 1189 and we would be happy to help you.
Although a sponsor is not expected to contribute more than $35.00 a month, some have expressed a desire to do so. Due to certain tax laws, the complexity of managing the funds on the ground, and our desire that all our children feel equally special, we are unable to manage funds that are received for specific children over and above the $35 donation.
It is important to understand anything received above $35 gets directed to the general Sponsorship account used to manage the overall program. It is from this account we are able to provide medicine, school supplies, school uniforms, Christmas parties, Christmas gifts, do special projects, field trips, etc., that benefits the overall welfare of all the children involved in Celebration’s Sponsorship Program.
We completely understand that sometimes a sponsor’s circumstances change and are no longer able to support their child. If that happens to be your situation, we ask that you let us know as quickly as possible, so we can find another sponsor for your child. You can discontinue your child sponsorship at any time by sending an email to or calling 512-763-3000 x 1189.
Our Child Sponsorship Program offers you the opportunity to support your child until they graduate from school.
The program is structured to welcome all new students entering the School of Champions to be a part of the Child Sponsorship Program. Also, we will continue to support those children not enrolled in the School of Champions who currently participate in the program until they complete high school.
Our Xai-Xai staff call attendance daily to determine the participation of all the sponsor program kids. If at any time a child’s participation in the program begins to subside, our staff in Mozambique will follow-up with the child and their caretakers to confirm the child’s continued involvement with the program. At times, circumstances do not permit a child’s continued involvement (for example, if child moves away from their community). In the case that a child is no longer attending the program, their sponsor will be contacted immediately. If circumstances require a child to leave the program, we will give you the opportunity to sponsor a different child.

Additional Questions?

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Or call 512-763-3000 extension 1189. Thank you.