Sponsorship must be viewed as a total commitment not just a partial act of selection. Sponsorship means to help someone become more of a leader for Christ through the Tres Dias experience. As a sponsor consider the following:
1. Recognize that Tres Dias is not for everyone. Offering Tres Dias to someone comes only after I am willing to make a significant commitment to that person. If I am not willing to make that commitment, I should not sponsor.
2. Have I honestly looked at my reasons for sponsoring?
3. Do I know the person or do I know about the person?
4. Have I prayed for guidance and sought counsel with other experienced Pescadores? Is this the right time for the candidate?
5. How do I feel regarding sponsorship of this person’s spouse? If possible the applications for married couples should be submitted together.
6. Am I willing to make a significant commitment to my candidate?
Sponsors should support candidates on the weekend by providing transportation, praying for the weekend, providing a general palanca, personal palanca letter to their candidate; offering to help candidate’s family, providing baby-sitter for children if needed, attending the closing and any other needs that would be helpful.
Fourth Day Support
Sponsors should recognize that a commitment is being made to the candidate by sending the candidate to Tres Dias. The sponsor should help the new Pescadores to live the Fourth Day as it is presented on the weekend, by encouraging the new Pescadores to join, or form a reunion group and to attend Secuelas and Secretariat meetings. In general, the sponsor should be responsive to the needs of the new Pescadores until the new Pescadores are established in the Fourth Day.