Why sponsor a child?

Here is what some of our existing sponsors have to say when posed the question, “What would you say to someone considering sponsorship?”

153 million

This is the estimate of the total number of orphans around the world today. This number does not include an estimated 2-8+ million orphans in institutions, living on the streets, exploited for labor, victims of trafficking, or manipulated into participating in armed groups. 

In Uganda alone, a small country of 46 million people, estimates put the orphan population at over 2 million. Over 2 million children without basic provision, uncertain of their future, without hope. 

What does it mean to sponsor a child?

$35.00 per month provides food, shelter, and education for a child in need.

Child sponsorship will send a child to school where they will receive food, shelter, and a great education. 

The school terms in Uganda function on a trimester basis:

  • First term: Jan, Feb, & March (Holiday in April)
  • Second term: May, June, & July (Holiday in August)
  • Third term: Sep, Oct, & Nov (Holiday in Dec) 

Throughout the sponsorship you can talk first hand to your child through the use of letters, and you will be amazed at how these kids will love you and end up encouraging you as much as you encourage them!

You can sponsor a child monthly ($35), per term ($140), or yearly ($420).

To join our family as a sponsor, click below to submit the sponsorship inquiry form. Our leadership team will reach out to establish a dialogue with you and explain the options for sponsorship as well as review the process in more detail. 

We currently have 147 actively sponsored children!

Sponsorship Testimonials

For my husband and I, sponsoring a child through Victory 1:27 has become so much more than just supporting a ministry started by a family member. We have had the awesome privilege to travel to Uganda and meet Our Child, Joshua! We have seen the needs he and his family have – up close and personal – and we’ve also experienced the love and gratitude they give in return for our support. We have worked side by side with teachers as they teach, school administrators, cooks as they prepare food, Pastors as they minister to people that are hungry, both physically and spiritually.
God has allowed us the privilege to be the outstretched arms of each of the sponsors! To receive love and hugs and thanks from so many children has been such a blessing and made an eternal impression on our hearts. These children are beyond their years in wisdom. They realize the impact each sponsor has on their lives, and the opportunities they have been given. That’s what makes it worthwhile.
Joshua and his family are in our thoughts and prayers every day. “Before I had only heard about you, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.” Job 42:5
Lori & Greg Rogers
When I started attending Mountain View, I had the chance to learn about Victory 1:27. Over the next couple of months, I could not stop thinking about the children of Victory 1:27. I know God was leading Lewis and I to become sponsors. Once a sponsor, you become the lifeline to a child who depends upon you for all their needs (food, clothing, education, and love). Seeing pictures of the children of Uganda, I knew we had to become sponsors. The children needed help and I knew that Lewis and I could do that for a child. The hardest thing was in choosing a child to sponsor because they all needed help. When I saw the picture of Stephen, I knew he was the one. He was the same age as our granddaughter Alianna. This child needed our help to overcome the poverty, lack of food and poor living conditions he was living in. We are so blessed to be able to provide for Stephen and ensure a bright future for him. He brings joy to our hearts and is a part of our family. We may live far away from Stephen, but he remains close in our hearts.
The Jenkins Family
5 Years ago, my dad came back from Uganda with this picture of Precious and I took one look at her and knew my heart was hers forever. It is still something I can’t fully grasp or explain, but after hearing more about her family story, I knew God was specifically calling me to start doing what I could do to make a difference in her life. I told mom “SHE is the one I want to sponsor.” As a college student without a job, I wasn’t quite sure how that was going to work, but God always provides. Years later, a prayer I have fervently and consistently prayed has been answered. I stepped foot on Ugandan soil and met the beautiful girl that has changed my life. To know that God is using me to transform her life is overwhelming but so rewarding. It was also a good reminder that, according to His will, God answers our smallest prayers and our biggest dreams. When we walk in the ways of our Savior, He promises to lead us to His righteousness. If God is putting it on your heart to sponsor, seek His wisdom and then obey. The little we give multiplies as it makes its way over the ocean. We are called to declare His glory among the nations, let us not waste the opportunity to do so.
Kathryn Crouthamel
God has used Victory 1:27 to open my world to His world. Not by sending money each month to send a child to school, but by praying for another child of His and in turn seeing Him open her eyes and heart to Him. Since becoming a sponsor, I have seen the humble prayers of other sponsors and board members move mountains in the country of Uganda as God heals and rescues and displays His never failing love time and time again. This partnership with Victory 1:27 has given my family and me a small glimpse of the kingdom He is building with our meager pennies and meek prayers.
The Trout Family
To say that sponsoring Samuel Kabanda has changed my life is an understatement. Since going into my junior year of high school, Sam has held a very big and special place in my heart. After I first heard Sam’s story, God made it inevitably clear that I was meant to sponsor him. My decision to take Sam was a huge leap of faith, as I was in high school and was trying to figure out how I would be able to afford the monthly payments. With it being 35 dollars per month, I began to fervently pray for God’s provision; and through different jobs and such, each month’s payment has been supplied. It is just another example of how when you simply trust, God provides. Sam has taught me so much about genuine love and faith. He has dealt with hardships in his short lifetime, yet he choices to trust in the ever Faithful One. The letters I have received from him have become a treasure. Hearing about his life and how he is growing gives me a pure sense of joy and pride. While I have never met him, our hearts our connected. The love of Jesus transcends every known barrier, and that is why a sophomore in college can connect and truly love a 10-year-old boy living in Kampala, Uganda. GOD’S POWER HAS NO BOUNDARIES!!! I pray fervently for Sam and that he will continue to grow and burn with passion for Jesus! I firmly believe that we must pray for our brothers and sisters who are fighting to be a light in all corners of the world. God desires for us, as His children, to love sacrificially and spread the Gospel! My relationship with Sam has taught me to love deeper and more passionately. Jesus is the ultimate example of how to give with a grateful heart, and Sam has helped me grow to be more like Jesus. I can not adequately describe how Sam has changed my heart. I pray that if you feel God is pressing on your heart to sponsor a child, that you will simply trust Him and follow His calling. It forever changed my life, I know it will do the same for you.
Megan Duggins

Frequently asked questions

If paying monthly, the $35 is due by the 10th of every month. The money for term payments ($140.00 each term) needs to be received by the 10th of each month due: January 10, May 10, and September 10. If you would like to pay the $420.00 annually, the leadership team will work with you to coordinate the yearly payment date. Funds can be sent via postal mail service or using the online giving portal at V127.org/give.

A school report will be emailed each trimester with an update of the student’s progress in the school in which he/she is currently enrolled. The sponsor can write to the sponsored child at any time and it will be forwarded via email once the leadership team receives the correspondence. Email communication is being utilized as much as possible to keep administrative costs to a minimum.

Your sponsorship is an ongoing commitment that helps your sponsored child throughout their educational journey. We would ask you to not take this commitment lightly. Pray about it. Search your heart and see if this is where the Lord would have you honor Him with a portion of your income. If two consecutive monthly payments are not received and there is no form of communication regarding the reasons or circumstances, then it will be considered a hardship for the sponsor. At this point, another sponsor will be pursued to ensure that the child in Uganda receives consistent food, shelter, and education. If at any time you are unable to continue your sponsorship, please email/contact us and let us know. God always provides for His children!

All of your sponsorship fees go directly to Uganda to support your sponsored child’s future. We work hard to keep our administrative costs as low as possible and support the administrative functions of our organization through donors that choose to donate specifically to that purpose.