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10 Motivating Reasons to Write Your Child
Posted By Becky Giovagnoni On January 9, 2012 @ 3:52 am In Letter Writing | 21 Comments
I recently managed a team of editors working on letters written to sponsors by Project Facilitators. We read over 3,500 letters.
Many of them included compelling stories of how your letters affect children in our sponsorship program – stories, not from our perspective, but from the perspective of those who work with the children and our church partners.
From these 3,500 letters, we compiled a list of the 10 most motivating reasons to write your child.
Children gladly share with their friends the information, the stickers, the verses, Christmas/Easter wishes and all the other gifts they receive from sponsors. Children are also deeply moved by the love expressed for them in these letters. One letter read,
“We have hung your photo on the wall and we ask God to bless you every time we see you.”
The children cannot hide their emotions when they receive such messages.
They are moved to tears, and they bless God for giving them such wonderful friends to walk closely with through the journey of life. They forget the weary burdens that sometimes pull them down. The children are compelled to keep these letters; they read them time and again.
Optimism and hope are reflected on the faces of children as they read and meditate on the encouraging messages. (from Kenya)
Whenever children are assembled and it is mentioned that the teacher wants to give them letters from their sponsors, all the children keep quiet and stay attentive with a very high expectation to receive a letter from their sponsor. The joy, happiness and the glow evident in the children’s faces is a clear indication that sponsor letters play a significant part in their lives. (from Kenya)
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