Mozambique has an estimated 1.4 million orphans. Four out of ten children have so little to eat they are very malnourished.

In response to this crisis, SAM Ministries is helping orphans and vulnerable families. For $45 per month sponsorship, you can join with us to help meet this need.

Through our Amigo Orphan Program, we provide home-based assistance to orphans living with their caregiver grandmothers. This crucial help includes a monthly supply of food as well as school supplies, medicines and home improvement projects—the construction of brick homes, roofs, and latrines. We also have the opportunity to pray and interact with the family on a regular basis, and to address concerns or issues as they come up. There are still many orphans in desperate need of help.

Our Amor Orphan Program, a church-based program, is instrumental in assisting pastors in remote areas by providing matching funds for their church-run orphan programs.

Orphan Sponsorship Info

The sponsorship program pairs interested sponsors with orphans needing help. The child and the child’s caregiver (usually a widowed grandmother) receive the assistance detailed above. Sponsors receive a picture of their child and are encouraged to pray for him or her, as well as the home. Updates are sent out once a year. Sponsorship cost is $45/month.

Information on how to proceed with sponsorship is detailed below.



    • Step 1: Click here
    • Step 2: Select details requested and finalize transaction.

If a child has not yet been assigned to you, one will be chosen and the details will be sent to you by mail (or email–you can state your preference).

By mail:

  • Send your check(s) and orphan sponsorship request to:

SAM Ministries
3715-85 St.
Edmonton, AB
T6K 3R9

    • Specify any age or gender preferences.
    • Individual checks may be sent in each month.
    • Post-dated checks may be sent in for the time period you wish.

If a child has not yet been assigned to you, one will be chosen and the details will be sent to you by mail (or email–you can state your preference).

Donate via automatic debit:

We now have an even easier way for you to give with an automated debit from your bank account. Please download this pdf form by clicking here, fill out this form and follow the submission instructions at the bottom when you are ready to send it in. Please include a cancelled cheque with the form and send to our Canadian address above.

Please note: SAM Ministries issues receipts for tax purposes for all donations that are mailed directly to our office. These receipts are posted once a year in time for your tax return.



SAM Ministries has a formal agreement with City Church, Madison, WI, for the receipting of donations from American donors. City Church will receipt your donations and grant these funds to SAM Ministries for the purposes you specify.

Online Donations (U.S.A.):

Online donations are given through City Church’s Secure Transfer online giving page. Simply go to the City Church giving page now by clicking here and start sponsoring your child. (But before you do read the 5 points below)

  • Fill out the information requested, noting a monthly donation if sponsoring a child monthly.
  • Click the “Missions” box.
  • In the box called “Additional Comments and Questions related to this donation,”  write “SAM Ministries Child Sponsorship Mozambique” and the name of the child you have been given.
  • If you have not been assigned a child yet, specify your desired location (Brazil or Mozambique), type of sponsorship (Basic Sponsorship or Sponsorship Plus), and any age or gender preferences.
  • Confirm and authorize your donation.
  • Print your receipt
Give Now through City Church Give Now through City ChurchDonate by check (by mail):Make check out to “City Church” and mail to the below address.

City Church
Attention: Nancy Van Maren
4909 E. Buckeye Road
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-1528

* You can send post-dated checks for the period you wish to sponsor the orphan, or send checks monthly. Please include a note stating “SAM Ministries Orphan sponsorship program.”

Thank you!

If a child has not yet been assigned to you, one will be chosen and the details will be sent to you by mail (or email us at and you can state your preference).

More about the orphan crisis in Mozambique

Mozambique’s life expectancy, a mere 42 years, is reportedly in decline. This is due, in part, to the impact of HIV AIDS. This epidemic has tremendous repercussions on communities and the country as a whole since the number of homeless children grows while the number of parents and care-givers declines.Most often, when children lose their parents, they are taken in by extended family to care for them. But for families already barely able to supply for their own needs, the demands of caring for more children compounds the challenge of survival. It is common for grandparents to take in their orphaned grandchildren, often several of them at a time. Generally, grandparents (often a widowed grandmother) will willingly take in orphans, but due to their age they are physically less able to provide for the added burden plus the challenge of parenting. They are left with children of any age, from breast fed infants to teenagers. Many times the children are too young to participate in field labor and the aging grandparents find it difficult, if not impossible, to provide for the growing family.