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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sports are pretty beloved here in the United States. But do you know that sports are popular in other countries?

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Do you have a favorite season? Most of us do and we all have great reasons why that particular season is our favorite. Have you asked your sponsored child what his or her favorite season is?

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This Father’s Day spend a little extra time in your letters reminding your sponsored children about their Heavenly Father who loves them and cares for them each and every day.

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Pinterest is a wonderful place for us to connect as sponsors and share letter writing ideas. Building on the online letter writing event that Compassion has on the second Friday of every month, we’ve created a new Pinterest board for letter writing and you are welcome to join us as a contributor.

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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin a letter to your sponsored child. Here are twenty questions to help you get your letters started.

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Children don’t always have the skill to carry on letter “conversations.” Giving them information about ourselves is a good place to start.

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I know it may seem a little early, but now is actually the perfect time to get your Christmas gifts and letters in the mail to your sponsored child.

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Our correspondence team receives many gifts from sponsors for their sponsored children that can’t be sent to our country offices. What items can be sent to your sponsored child through the mail?

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Doesn’t it just make your day when you get artwork from your child? Have you ever considered that your child would love to receive artwork from you?

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“Sponsorship is not about the money you give but about the lives and relationships you build.” This is not just a clever thing to say. It’s a profound statement that I learned from the children themselves. I’ve seen that our children are more concerned about building their relationship with you than the help they get.

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Sponsored children are very grateful and consider themselves blessed to have sponsors who love them and write to them. The children are touched by the affection you express to them in your letters and the prayers you share with them.

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Four Leadership Development Program graduates now attending Moody Bible Institute share some tips on what you should include in the letters you write to your sponsored children.

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One-on-one sponsorship is set up to give each of us the opportunity to shepherd and encourage the children of our world. We need to be there for our kids. We parents know how quickly our children grow up. Well, your sponsored kids grow up just as fast! Don’t waste the opportunity to connect with them…

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