Communication Guidelines for Support a Class
And the reason it goes through Impact Ministries
Thank you for supporting a class through Impact Ministries. Your sponsorship is making a difference in their lives in more ways than you can probably imagine. We appreciate you! Your relationship with your class is special, and we encourage you to communicate with them.
However, we ask that your communication be done through Impact Ministries. You can write a special note to your class and mail it to our Kamloops office. Or write a letter to your class online.
Additionally, if you join a team with Impact Ministries to Tactic, Guatemala, we will invite you to visit your class while you are there. You are welcome to bring a small gift for each child and for their teacher to give during this visit.
One of the reasons we ask for communication with your class to go through us is that we are able to view the content and ensure that it is culturally appropriate. It might be something very small that makes a difference, and we are then able to translate your letter into Spanish.
Another reason is safety, both for you and the children in your class and their teacher. Unfortunately things can happen through social media that are outside of yours and our control. We want to avoid a scenario where someone creates an account on a social network under a child or teacher’s name. They may ask for money and may harm them if the demand is not met. Although we trust this will never happen, we want to do all we can to avoid any possibility of this or any other untoward event.
Please do not accept a friend request sent with the name of your teacher or any child in the class. We ask that you kindly decline the friend request, and let us know that you received it.
Again, we encourage you to communicate with your class and we want to do all we can to make this as easy as possible for you. We encourage you to consider joining a team to Tactic, Guatemala, and to visit your class.
You are an integral part of our ministry and we thank you for giving so generously to make a difference in the lives of the precious children in your class.
May God bless you!