Mar 10 2014

Spring Is in the Air

spring is in the air Do you ever think about what the different seasons are like for your sponsored child? I wonder how cold it gets for my child, Felix, living in Mexico City. How similar or different are the seasons where he lives, compared with where I live in central Californina? And what about Lina in Colombia? While I’m experiencing spring, it’s autumn where she lives.

tanzania-flower

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV

When you write to your sponsored child this month, here are some suggestions for questions you can ask.

  • Tell me about the flowers where you live.
  • What’s your favorite season? What do you like most about it?
  • What do you like about spring? My friend Jill has a great blog post with questions to ask about spring.

If you have older sponsored children, this might be a great time to share with them a science lesson about how the earth rotates on its axis to give us the different seasons.

earth-seasons

How about sending your sponsored child some sheets of origami paper with this picture tutorial?

spring origami butterfly

If you haven’t guessed it by now, the theme for our Second Friday Letter Writing Club board on Pinterest this month is spring! Already a member of this board? Help us find some spring ‘pins’ that would be great items to mail to our sponsored children.

Not a member of the board yet? Be sure to follow us on Pinterest. Leave your Pinterest URL in a comment below, and I’ll invite you to join us.

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  1. Cindy Coughlin
    Mar 10, 2014
    at 8:41 pm
    • Susan Sayler
      Mar 11, 2014
      at 8:55 am

      Cindy! This is soooo cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Robin
    Mar 11, 2014
    at 7:03 am
    • Mar 11, 2014
      at 9:55 am

      Robin, be sure to follow Compassion on Pinterest, then we can add you to our group board :)

    • Mar 12, 2014
      at 9:43 am

      Robin, we would love to have your join our group board! Be sure to follow Compassion on Pinterest so we can add you. :)

  3. Penny
    Mar 11, 2014
    at 12:40 pm

    Please add me to your pinterest site. Thanks Penny

    • Mar 13, 2014
      at 10:42 am

      Hello Penny! We would love to add you to our group board on Pinterest! Please share with us your Pinterest URL and be sure to follow Compassion on Pinterest.

  4. Beth
    Mar 12, 2014
    at 10:57 am

    Does anyone have ideas for simple things to send a child who likes to draw?

    • Mar 13, 2014
      at 10:45 am

      Beth, on Compassion’s Letter Writing board on Pinterest, you can find a couple of ‘How to Draw…’ ideas like this one: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/206673070374204851/

    • Linda
      Mar 13, 2014
      at 8:50 pm

      I made my young man a small journal once by stapling a few sheets of different kinds of paper together. Keep it under 1/4 of an inch and you should be OK.

      • Beth
        Mar 14, 2014
        at 11:47 pm

        Great idea! Thanks.

  5. Nancy Gorski
    Mar 12, 2014
    at 2:16 pm

    Please invite me to follow you on interest.

    • Mar 13, 2014
      at 10:43 am

      Hello Nancy! Please share with us your Pinterest URL and be sure to follow Compassion on Pinterest. Then we can add you to the group board :)

  6. Brittany
    Mar 12, 2014
    at 8:23 pm
    • Mar 17, 2014
      at 11:51 am

      Hello Brittany, be sure to follow Compassion on Pinterest, then we can add you to the group board :)

  7. Nancy Roussell
    Mar 14, 2014
    at 12:50 pm

    Hi I’m following you on pinterest & the following is pinterest URL…. thank you :)

    http://www.pinterest.com/nanc7711/

  8. Deanna
    Mar 14, 2014
    at 7:47 pm

    http://www.pinterest.com/bamagaldme/ — This is my pinterest url. please invite me to follow you on pinterest.

  9. Susan Burger
    Apr 2, 2014
    at 3:00 am

    Hello Yvonne,
    I’m a new sponsor and am gathering ideas for my 1st letter to my little 9 yr old girl in Haiti. I have a question about sending Origami. How will she know how it works? Also, if I find beautiful springtime Pins from Pinterest to enclose in my online letter, how does that work? Will she receive a good quality image or is it better for me to send her photos? Thank you very much for your reply.
    For His Glory, Susan Burger

    • Apr 2, 2014
      at 12:10 pm

      Hello Susan,
      Congratulations on being a new sponsor! Your little girl in Haiti will love receiving letters from you! Picture tutorials are great to send in the regular mail with some origami paper for the kids to try at the centers. And most of the items you find on Pinterest are going to be better for sending in the regular mail. The online letters are beautiful and the images you upload to them will be a treasure for your sponsored child!

      • Susan Burger
        Apr 2, 2014
        at 10:56 pm

        Hi Yvonne,
        Thank you very much for your answers which are very helpful. You mentioned that Pinterest images are best sent by regular mail. Can you tell me how to do that? I assume I need to have a color printer which I don’t have access to. Thank you very much.
        ALL for His Glory,
        Susan Burger

        • Apr 4, 2014
          at 9:09 am

          Hello Susan,
          The Pinterest ideas are suggestions for sponsors to send, please do not feel that you need to send these items. The best thing you can send to your sponsored child is frequent letters and photographs of you and your family. If you want to send some of the things from Pinterest, maybe print out the coloring pages since you do not have a color printer. Or maybe see if a friend or your church can print out some of the color items.

          • Susan Burger
            Apr 6, 2014
            at 8:51 pm

            Dear Yvonne,
            Thank you very much for your answer and for your encouragement. I understand now how that works. I’ll look for other ways to send her beautiful images (i.e. I can keep my eye out for calenders in the dollar store or elsewhere where I can cut out beautiful nature photos and send them to my little girl. Also, I will send her lots of coloring pages. I have found some beautiful ones online. Thank you once again.
            ALL for His Glory,
            Susan Burger

  10. Jun 2, 2014
    at 6:38 pm

    Please add me too: http://www.pinterest.com/pgfe/

    • Susan Sayler
      Jun 3, 2014
      at 9:06 am

      Hi there! I just sent you an invite to the Second Friday Letter Writing Board. Happy Pinning!

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