NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS. If you know what each one of these acronyms stands for, then you must be a sports fan. Sports are pretty beloved here in the United States.
But do you know that sports are popular in other countries? You will be surprised to learn what sports are enjoyed in some of the countries where Compassion works.
In Burkina Faso, soccer, handball, cycling, basketball and boxing are popular. In Colombia, where one of our sponsored children lives, soccer is the main sport, with major league games being played throughout the year.
What sports are popular where your sponsored child lives? You can find that information easily on the Compassion website.
Sports are a great topic to talk about with our sponsored children. Consider asking these questions:
- Do you play any sports? If so, what sport do you play?
- Do you have siblings who play a different sport than you do? If so, what do they play?
- What sports do you like to watch?
- If you could learn to play a new sport, what sport would you like to learn?
Now for a couple of pins from our Second Friday Letter Writing Club on Pinterest to share with you that fit our theme for the month:
This looks like a great way to share the gospel using a soccer ball.
Coloring pages are easy to print out and send to our sponsored kids. How about this baseball player?
Do your kids play any sports? Be sure to take pictures of them while they are playing, then send them to your sponsored child. If your child plays a sport that your sponsored child might not be familiar with, take time to explain the game in your letter.
This post was originally published on August 5, 2013.