love for children This month on our Second Friday Letter Writing Club board on Pinterest we’re focusing on love (and Valentine’s Day). We would love for you to join us in finding some great projects to send to our sponsored children.

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Webster’s Dictionary defines love as “strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.” As a Compassion sponsor, even though I have not met them yet, I definitely love my sponsored children. The tie that binds us together? Jesus. I know that He loves me, and I know that He loves my sponsored children.

Even though December can get quite busy with shopping, baking, parties, concerts and many other obligations, there is one thing each one of us can do to let our sponsored children know we love them: Sit down and write to them.

Write each month. And write with an eye to the future, when your sponsored child will receive your letter. Hence our December focus on Valentine’s Day. :)

Your letter doesn’t have to be long. It can be a short note. In fact, if you write your child online you’ll be writing just a few paragraphs.

If you decide to send a handwritten letter, I’ve found a few things on Pinterest that you might like to include.

Here is a printable that would make a great reminder for your sponsored child that he or she is dearly loved.

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And how about this one to encourage your sponsored child?

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Looking for a few questions to ask your sponsored child? Try these.

  • Who do you love?
  • What do you love to do?
  • What Bible verse do you love?
  • What would you love to do when you grow up?

Have you joined our Second Friday Writing Club on Pinterest yet? If not, be sure to leave the URL for your Pinterest profile in a comment below, and I will add you to our growing group of “pinners”!

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  1. Joy
    Dec 10, 2013
    at 10:36 am

    :) I like it! Thank you!

  2. Hannah H.
    Dec 10, 2013
    at 11:40 am

    I just wanted to say that I love these posts!! I don’t have a pintrest account, so I love being able to see the ideas shared here!!

  3. Alyssa M.
    Dec 12, 2013
    at 2:16 pm

    I would love to be added! This is an incredible idea!

    • Susan Sayler
      Dec 13, 2013
      at 11:30 am

      I just invited you, Alyssa! Happy pinning! :)

  4. Teresa
    Dec 15, 2013
    at 1:48 pm

    I also love when you give us ideas of things to write to my child. Great idea!

    • Dec 17, 2013
      at 10:28 am

      Thank you Teresa! So glad this is a good resource for encouraging more sponsors to write to their children! :)

  5. Bonnie C
    Dec 17, 2013
    at 12:21 pm

    Please add me to the pinterest board!

    Thank you!

  6. Marcia
    Dec 19, 2013
    at 9:47 pm

    I would love to be added. Thank you.

    • Susan Sayler
      Dec 20, 2013
      at 9:06 am

      Hi Marcia! I just invited you. Happy Pinning! :)

  7. Karissa
    Dec 31, 2013
    at 3:35 pm

    I would like to be added please!

    • Jan 3, 2014
      at 11:22 am

      Hi Karissa! Looks like we have you on the group board already, thank you for joining us!

  8. Melissa Howard
    Jan 1, 2014
    at 5:26 am

    I just sponsored my first child. Where could I find information about this Second Friday Letter writing thing on Pinterest?

    • Jan 3, 2014
      at 11:25 am

      Hello Melissa! Here is a link to the Second Friday Letter Writing Club Board on Pinterest:

      Each month, we share a new topic here on the blog. Then on Pinterest, we share printables, Bible verses, quotes, and paper crafts to share with our sponsored children.

      If you have a Pinterest account, leave the URL for your account and we can invite you to join us!

  9. Becky
    Jan 1, 2014
    at 6:29 pm

    Hello I love these ideas! :) Please add me

    • Jan 3, 2014
      at 11:28 am

      Hi Becky! We would love for you to join us! Be sure to follow on Compassion on Pinterest, then we can add you to the group board.

  10. Jan 3, 2014
    at 5:27 pm

    Just seeing this now (going thru old e-mails) again and it’s a great reminder to get going on my Valentines letters :)

    Also, can I be added to the pinners? Here’s my profile –

    • Jan 6, 2014
      at 11:51 am

      Lizzie, so glad you want to join our group board! Be sure to follow on Compassion on Pinterest, then we can add you. :)

  11. Sofia Hernandez
    Jan 9, 2014
    at 5:37 am

    I would love to join. Im 16 and love your ideas. It’s not to young to sponsor, I love my little child, and he is going to love my letter!

    • Susan Sayler
      Jan 9, 2014
      at 11:45 am

      Hi Sofia! There are a few Sofia Hernandezes on Pinterest. Please post your Pinterest URL and I’ll be sure to send you an invite.:)

  12. cora
    Feb 14, 2014
    at 8:55 pm

    I love it too! It is such a blessing to send letters & small things to our little girl! Last time I included some paper dolls (thanks somebody for the great idea)!!! Wish I could have seen her face when she opened them! Have also been sending stickers! Can’t wait to hear from her!

  13. israeliehippie
    Sep 4, 2014
    at 6:17 am

    Please add me! I’m new to this, and I’d love to join the Newsletter!

    • Emily Vanhoutan
      Sep 4, 2014
      at 11:12 am

      Hello Israelihippie! As requested, I just sent you an invitation in your email that will allow you to pin on our Second Friday Letter Writing board! :) Enjoy!

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