good writing prompts Writing frequently to sponsored children is great for everyone. It lets the child know he or she is special, and it tends to keep the child more on your mind and in your prayers.

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin a letter to your sponsored child. Here are twenty questions to help you get your letters started.

Your Spiritual Life

  1. How has God recently answered your prayer?
  2. How have you sensed God’s leading at different points of your life?
  3. Who is your spiritual role model?
  4. When have you needed to repent?
  5. How has God comforted you in trouble?
  6. Why do you love God?
  7. How did you become involved in your local church?
  8. What do you believe are some of God’s purposes for your life?
  9. What was your latest sermon or class study about? How has it impacted you?
  10. What is a challenge in your relationship with God?


Your Sponsored Child

  1. What is your prayer for your sponsored child?
  2. How do you remember the child throughout the week or month?
  3. Why does this child matter to you?
  4. What have you recently learned about the child’s country?
  5. What do you hope the child will learn about God or spiritual life? (This could be a truth or skill.)
  6. What do you appreciate about this child? (Comment on recent letter, the child’s prayers for you, artwork in a letter, smile in the photo, or something else.)
  7. What do you want your sponsored child to remember when facing discouragement?
  8. What concern of yours would you like your sponsored child to pray about?
  9. What do you think about the child’s latest letter or picture you received?
  10. How has being a Compassion sponsor changed you?
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  1. mdenblaauwen
    Dec 13, 2012
    at 4:40 am

    O my, what a great questions! Immediately bookmarked the page! Thank you!

    • Dec 13, 2012
      at 2:27 pm

      mdenblaauwen, I’m so glad you found these helpful. I know I sometimes think I should write about something, but then when I actually sit down to compose a letter, my mind goes blank. I hope you’ll write many more letters to your sponsored child.

  2. Mary Ricciuto
    Dec 13, 2012
    at 7:22 am

    Leaving for Bangladesh on January 3, 2013 to see my sponsored child for the first time. I needed topics to talk to her about while we visit at the village. This is a “Perfect Idea”! Great letter writing idea when I write our little boy that my husband sponsors. Thanks!!

  3. Dec 13, 2012
    at 2:28 pm

    Mary, I never actually thought about someone using these questions for conversation topics, but that’s a great idea. Thanks for letting others know what you plan to do.

  4. Dec 13, 2012
    at 10:19 pm

    Great questions Rachelle! They should add new depth to our letters and prompt our letters from being casual conversations to real conversations. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Tondja Woods
    Dec 15, 2012
    at 5:42 am

    Winston Salem, NC

    Great article. Thank you for sharing.

  6. stacey
    Feb 25, 2013
    at 5:55 pm

    I am new to all this. These are great topics…but what kind of stuff would you include for younger ones…my child is 3 about to turn 4???

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