Developing a meaningful long-distance relationship through letters with 5- to 10-year-olds isn’t very complicated at first. Tell them you love them, tell them God loves them, tell them you are proud of them. Send them stickers, coloring pages, and photographs of your family. Repeat often! But as any parent knows, as those little ones…
When we wrote the blog post “30 Adorable Things Kids Say,” it was no surprise we saw a great response from you on the blog and Facebook about the joy contained in the letters you receive from your little family member in their far away land. Even through separation of distance and culture, you are…
As a mom and a Compassion sponsor, I have tried to involve my children as much as possible in our sponsorship journey. My children helped choose our very first sponsored child almost five years ago. We have spent time learning about the countries where Compassion is working. And we have written a ton of letters!…
You attended a concert a couple of weeks ago or maybe someone spoke at your church and your heart was moved to sponsor a child through Compassion. Yea! Congratulations! And then, just yesterday, you received a welcome packet for this new member of your family. As you look through it, you read the section titled…
United Nations Resolution 66/170 states that, “..empowerment of and investment in girls are…key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights” This is the resolution that sets aside October 11th of each year as the International Day of the Girl Child.
Working in the Compassion USA Contact Center, I get the opportunity to help answer the questions of Compassion sponsors over the phone, via email, or online about their sponsored children. And often there are questions about the letters sponsors receive from their children.
Building a relationship through letter writing is one of the most important things…
What does a Christmas celebration look like for our sponsored children? Do they have special Christmas traditions with their families? Do they decorate their homes with Christmas decorations? Do they attend special Christmas services at their churches? Because it can take months to get a letter to your sponsored child, it’s not too soon to…
You’ve been snapping a bucket load of pictures of your kids as they head back to school. Standing on your front porch. In front of the bus. By the flagpole. They’re beginning their new yearly adventure and it’s a tradition to chronicle it.
It’s also a great opportunity to share your world with the child…
As Compassion sponsors, we have the opportunity to pour love into the lives of the children we sponsor with encouraging and uplifting words in every letter we mail to them. The words in our letters can make a difference. Here’s some inspiration for your letter writing so you can be an inspiration to them!
Every once in a while, the things our sponsor kids have written to us make us pause, laugh, and thank God that we get to be a part of their lives. Here’s a collection of the most adorable things our kids have written to us.
When we write to our sponsored child, our words are often the very thing that help create future dreams. And sometimes those dreams are to be just like us.
Over the past year, on our Second Friday Writing Club board on Pinterest, many letter writing ideas have been pinned on how to make wonderful paper items for our sponsored children that can be mailed. You can join in the creativity by pinning and sharing your fun and inspirational ideas with #compassionletter!
Leave a comment if you want to join us in finding birthday-related items we can share with our sponsored children.
Writing letters is a crucial way to build a relationship with your sponsored child…but also one of the most challenging. In this infographic we have everything (and by everything, we mean some of the things) you ever wanted to know about letter writing.
When you write to your sponsored children, encourage them by sharing your favorite Bible stories and Bible verses.
Here’s a photographic look at what some children around the world consider their most prized possessions. And it’s not their toys.
This month’s letter-writing theme is spring! Help us find some spring ‘pins’ that would be great items to mail to our sponsored children.
My head drops and I feel the tears clog my throat. My friends are all around me, buzzing with excitement and comparing letters. The rest of us who didn’t get a letter get quiet and walk away.
When it comes to Child Sponsorship and letter writing there is a ‘Seen’ and ‘Unseen’ element at work on several levels.
When you need an idea to get your next letter started, you might turn to one of these questions.
Explaining about ourselves is a great way to start letters and build relationships. Try answering these questions about yourself and current events.
This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 20. So this month, let’s send an Easter themed letter and paper craft items to our sponsored children.
Affirming words from mentors and teachers and even strangers, make us into the people we become.
Feeling low on creativity about what larger mail pieces to send? Here are some really cute ideas for things you can send your sponsored child.