November is the time of year that many people contemplate the blessings they have in life. This month’s Second Friday Letter Writing Club theme focuses on gratitude and blessings.
The framework of donor as hero and the poor as thankful charity cases can do long-term damage. It subtly whispers to a person in poverty, “The donors are special; they have the power. You’re poor and different from them.” This can create a mindset of dependency that says, “I can’t do it myself; I’m dependent on someone else to do things for me.”
As your kids head back to school, here are some fun ideas about this fall season from our Second Friday Letter Writing Club on Pinterest of what to write in your next letter to the child you sponsor.
Sponsoring these children was initially my idea as a mom, but these relationships have become a family affair – and we’re all better off for it.
Sports are universally loved. Use these fun ideas for your favorite sport to connect with the child you sponsor!
Writing the child you sponsor from the Compassion app just got easier and more fun with these awesome apps!
As a mom of two children, I have tried to encourage my kids to explore their dreams and provide them with opportunities to learn about a variety of occupations. Helping them to choose something they can be successful at with the talents God has given them. But not all children get these opportunities.
To be honest, sometimes it is hard to find the time or energy to sit down, find a pen, think about what to say, and then write out a letter to my sponsored child. What should I write? What do I ask him? How long will it take me? How do I log on to my account again? There can be so many questions to answer before the letter is even written, and in our busy lives and digital culture, writing letters can be a time-consuming task. But we know that our letters connect us to our sponsored children and that they are the main way we are able to communicate our love and care for them.
It’s the second anniversary of our Second Friday Letter Writing Club! And we want to celebrate by sharing our favorite Pinterest ideas from the last two years. Wonderfully fun and beautiful ideas to include in your letters to your sponsored child!
When we first became sponsors five years ago, we headed to the library to check out a book about Colombia. We didn’t know a lot about the country, and since my children were 15 and 10 at the time, this was the perfect time for all of us to learn more about where the child we sponsor lives. So as curious as we are about the countries where we sponsor children, I know the children in the child development program around the world are curious about our country too.