How Are Children Told That They Have Been Sponsored?

Once a child is fully enrolled in our sponsorship program, each of our partner countries begin working to link the child with a sponsor. While this occurs, the staff in our Ghana country office and at our church partners begin praying for kind hearted individuals to see the pictures of the children and pick them up for sponsorship.

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It’s Your Birthday, and I’ll Write If I Want To

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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Letter Writing 101

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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Will My Name Be Called Today?

Not every child in class is called up front to receive a letter. Some are handed a Bible verse on a small piece of paper that the center staff prepared for them. Children know the difference, and although they value the encouragement most of them hope they’ll receive a letter soon.

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Spring Is in the Air

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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Desperately Waiting for a Letter

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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The Letter’s the Thing

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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The Worst Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making

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

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You Can Copy These 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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Snowflakes for Your Sponsored Child

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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Why Do My Sponsored Child’s Letters Seem So Impersonal?

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 answer the questions she asks in her letters. She was also frustrated because she had just received a letter wishing her a “Merry Christmas” … in June!

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