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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!

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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.

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Jul 8 2014

The Power of Words

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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.

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letter writing ideas pinterest

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!

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Leave a comment if you want to join us in finding birthday-related items we can share with our sponsored children.

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Apr 28 2014

Letter Writing 101

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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.

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When you write to your sponsored children, encourage them by sharing your favorite Bible stories and Bible verses.

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most prized possession burkina faso

Here’s a photographic look at what some children around the world consider their most prized possessions. And it’s not their toys.

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Mar 10 2014

Spring Is in the Air

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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.

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importance of letter writing

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.

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Feb 14 2014

The Letter’s the Thing

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When it comes to Child Sponsorship and letter writing there is a ‘Seen’ and ‘Unseen’ element at work on several levels.

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When you need an idea to get your next letter started, you might turn to one of these questions.

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Explaining about ourselves is a great way to start letters and build relationships. Try answering these questions about yourself and current events.

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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.

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letter writing

Affirming words from mentors and teachers and even strangers, make us into the people we become.

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Paper-Star-Garland

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.

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sample letters

For sponsors who know the importance of letters but aren’t good with words, all the encouragement to write can bring on the guilt. Feel guilty no more – here is a solution for you!

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children playing in snow

As much as I dislike winter, I love snowflakes. You see, no two snowflakes are alike. Just as God created each one of us as unique individuals, he also created each one of our sponsored children to be unique individuals.

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letter-writing-bolivia

Questions about letter writing are the most common ones I hear in the contact center. Many sponsors call or write us because they are frustrated with the quality of the letters they receive from their sponsored children.

A few days ago, I spoke with Judy because she was upset that her sponsored child, Carlos, doesn’t…

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love for children mexico

This month, the Second Friday Letter Writing theme is love (and Valentine’s Day). We would love for you to join us in finding some great items to send to our sponsored children.

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count your blessings

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.

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advent candles

It’s just the beginning of October, but mail to our sponsored children takes time to arrive, which makes now the time to be thinking about the Christmas letter you send to your child.

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Tapon showing photos of his sponsor

Through our child development centers, the ministry has initiated a new type of friendship in Bangladesh. For sponsored children, friendship isn’t limited to age, distance or culture.

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sept 2013 pinterest post YR

We are enjoying the last bits of summer here in central California, where I live with my family. But we are quickly moving into the fall season as kids head back to school, thoughts of homemade soups and bread fill my head, and I start thinking about pulling out the warmer clothes as we head…

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rescued letters

If you were forced to quickly leave your home of 17 years, what items would you grab first? For Maribel, she rescued the items most valuable to her — her sponsor’s letters.

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