Writing a letter is more than just putting ink on a piece of paper, writing a letter to your sponsored child expresses your joy, love, and support. Letters bring people together. You can learn a lot about their culture, faith, and dreams.
As exciting as writing a letter is, it can be tricky trying to figure out what to say. How much do you share? What do you ask your sponsored child? Here are some helpful tips to make the letter writing process so much easier for you.
What you can achieve with your letters:
Build the self-esteem of your sponsored child
Encouragement to do well in school
Encouragement of their dreams
So, whether or not you are a “letter writer” or not, grab some stationary or notebook paper and a pen. Speak hope into your sponsored child’s life…TODAY.
Don’t worry about length. Long or short, your sponsored child will love it.
Write often. The more encouragement your sponsored child receives the better.
Share about yourself: family, hobbies, work, pets, childhood, and your love for God.
Ask questions about their: culture, friends, dreams and ambitions, church, school, sports, and hobbies.
Still need a little bit more help and/or ideas? Here are some topics:
Ask sponsored child:
What is a typical day like for you?
What is your favorite sport?
What is your favorite subject/class in school?
How long have you been going to church?
What is your favorite Bible story?
What is your favorite way to relax?
Share about yourself:
How has God led in your life?
What prayers has he answered for you and your family?
Who is your spiritual role model?
What do you love most about your local church?
How big is your family?
What are your favorite childhood memories?
What type of dishes do you like to cook?
What are you favorite types of animals?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Share with your sponsored child:
What you have learned about their country/culture.
What you hope for their future.
What you hope this child will learn about God.
Why you love sponsoring them.