share the bible share the bible nicaraguaFelix likes the story of King David. Lina has learned about Creation. Abner’s favorite verse is Psalm 8:3, and Victor always lets me know that he and his family are praying for me and my family.

These are all things that my sponsored children have shared with me in their letters. It lets me know that they are indeed learning Bible lessons at their child development centers. I know that the children we support through Compassion are being fed physically, and that they’re also being fed spiritually.

When you write to your sponsored children, you can encourage them by sharing your favorite Bible stories and Bible verses. Tell them about how you came through trials by putting your faith in God. Let them know about your church and why fellowship with fellow believers is important to you. Remind them that you are praying for them and their families.

For the month of April, on our Second Friday Letter Writing Club Board on Pinterest, we would love for you to help us find Bible-related pins that would make great items to send to our sponsored children.

Here are a couple of resources and ideas to get you started.

Visit our Second Friday Letter Writing Club Board on Pinterest for more ideas. Leave a comment below with your Pinterest profile link if you want to join us in finding Bible-related pins that we can share with our sponsored children.

But he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” – Luke 4:43 (ESV)

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  1. Apr 10, 2014
    at 4:36 am

    http://www.pinterest.com/rashells/

    I’ll help find Bible related activities for our sponsored children!

  2. Sol Montenegro
    Apr 10, 2014
    at 8:24 am

    hola compassion soy de argentina y por medio del salmista Alex Sampedro los he conocido. como expresar con palabras la alegria que siento siento por el enorme trabajo que realizan cada dia por estos niños. Dios siga añadiendo siervos como ustedes a la mies. Mi pregunta seria como hago para aportar mi grano de arena??? Bendiciones y un gran abrazo!!!!!!!

  3. Ingrid S.
    Apr 10, 2014
    at 2:39 pm

    Thank you very much for this post!!! The Bible definitely has the power of changing lives!! I just wrote to my sponsored girl about the Bible story of Esther.

    • Apr 10, 2014
      at 11:55 pm

      Ingrid, you are so welcome! Yes, the Bible is powerful for each one of us and I know your sponsored girl will just love that you have taken the time to share the story of Esther with her.

  4. Normalee Groshart
    Jul 21, 2014
    at 11:24 am

    Can I send a gospel at a time to my child by removing it from
    the NVI ? As long as it isn’t beyond the size requirments?

    • Susan Sayler
      Jul 21, 2014
      at 4:57 pm

      Hi Normalee! Yes, you can send parts of books as long as they are within 8 1/2″ by 11″ and no more than a 1/4″ thick each time.

  5. Meici Y
    Jul 24, 2014
    at 8:21 am

    I love the ideas! Also, I just have a question: let’s pretend I sent a bookmark with a bible verse, will it get translated and if so, how? Same with letters sent from personal stationary? Thanks.

    • Susan Sayler
      Jul 24, 2014
      at 9:25 am

      Hi Meici! Yes, our translators will translate everything you send. If you have bible verses or sayings on the bookmark, we will translate them. Also, if you were to send a greeting card, we will translate all of the words on the card (i.e. “Happy Birthday” etc.).

  6. Mark and Celeste
    Oct 4, 2014
    at 11:05 am

    Hi! New Sponsors here – is there a guideline about size of letter envelopes (Length/Width/Thickness) somewhere I can use as a guide? We look forward to corresponding with our FIRST child!

    Regards,
    Mark and Celeste

    • Emily Vanhoutan
      Oct 6, 2014
      at 2:05 pm

      Hi Mark and Celeste! Welcome to the Compassion family and thank you SO much for choosing to change the story for a child in poverty :). To answer your question, because of strict customs regulations, items that you send to your child must be within the size of 8 1/2″ x 11″ and less than 1/4″ thick. You can read all about our letter and gift guidelines including sizes and what items can and cannot be sent, here. I am so excited that you’re sponsoring your first child and please let us know if there is any other way that we can assist you on this exciting new journey!

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