What is the Heart and Soul of TRS?
Sponsorship is the heart and soul of The Raining Season. Without sponsorship, we would be unable to pay a staff that shows up every day to care for the children who enter our gates. They provide safety for our kids. Our children find love, protection, and a family atmosphere with the support of 60+ staff focused solely on their care. Without sponsorship, we would be unable to provide clean water, food, and vitamins to our nearly one hundred children. Without sponsorship, there would be no center to provide a roof over their heads. A shelter from the heavy rains that come in August and September and the dry heat that follows in January.
Without sponsorship, our children would not receive the best possible medical care. Medical care that provides relief from Malaria and other illnesses. Without sponsorship, our children would not have access to quality education. Education that allows them to score higher than most on national tests. Education that allows them to dream of a future as an accountant, a doctor, or a lawyer. Our sponsorship program is a critical part of the sustainability of The Raining Season. These five pillars are necessary, but only brush the surface of what your sponsorship dollars provide.
Sponsorship is so much more than providing nourishment, medical care, education, clothing, and staff and safety. Sponsorship is the opportunity to build a personal relationship with a child at The Raining Season. Because of sponsors from across the country, our children at the center receive the best possible care. With your commitment to monthly support, you will have the opportunity to build a lifelong relationship with a child in great need and experience the joy that comes from truly changing the life of another. You have the opportunity to support the spiritual growth of a child at the center. Many are introduced to Jesus for the first time when they enter through the gates of our center. Pastor Daniel, along with the entire staff evangelize and disciple the children, sharing the gospel with them.
As a sponsor, you will receive communication from the child you sponsor, including pictures, letters, and school updates. In return, you can send letters and photos to your child through Karen Pyle, our sponsorship coordinator. You will also have the opportunity to Skype monthly with the child you sponsor. This will allow you to connect even further, ask them about school, their goals, and to share more about yourself and your family. Finally, and for some the most exciting part, you can travel on a team to Sierra Leone to spend time with the child you sponsor and love on them. Sponsoring a child at The Raining Season is another way to show these kids just how much they are loved and cared for. The staff does an extraordinary job caring for each and every child, but with nearly one hundred children, the opportunity to see that others love and care for them and can give them personal attention is special.
Sponsorship is $45 per month. We know that might seem like a lot to many, but we want to challenge you to consider the impact that $45 could have. $45 per month or about $1.50 per day is doable when you think about it. Maybe it is giving up one dinner out per month or that morning coffee from Starbucks. While it is $45 per month to sponsor a child, it takes multiple sponsors per child to cover their costs. As a sponsor, you are a part of your child’s story. You are someone who said yes to something bigger than yourself.
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? You can directly email Karen Pyle, our sponsorship coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to visit the sponsorship page on our website.
Thank you for your continued support! We are so grateful for the sacrifices our sponsors make to love and support our kids at the center. Join us in continuing to pray for our kids. We pray that they may know they are loved and see Jesus through their sponsors. We pray for those who have been considering sponsorship. We pray that their hearts may be opened to it and that they would take advantage of this incredible opportunity to provide for the least among us.
The Raining Season