Share the Bible with Your Sponsored Children

Share the Bible

Felix 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 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 this month, 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 great printable verses we’ve already pinned.

Share the Bible Jeremiah 29:11

Remind the child you sponsor that they are not forgotten by you or by God with this chalkboard printout of Jeremiah 29:11 from

Share the Bible John 3:16

Tell them they are loved by you and by God with this printable of John 3:16 from

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. To share your own pins about the bible, join the club by emailing us at [email protected] with a link to your pinterest profile.

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)

This was originally posted on April 9th, 2014 and has been updated with more fun pinnable ideas from our Second Friday Letter Writing Club members.

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  1. Eleanor August 27, 2018

    How do you recommend sharing the bible with a 4 year old child in a simple way that they can comprehend it? Also what would some good bible verses be for a 4 year old?

    1. Susan Sayler August 28, 2018

      Hi Eleanor! I find that generally for toddlers and preschoolers simple verses work well, like John 3:16, John 1:1, Psalm 147:4, or Psalm 118:24. You might also consider sharing your favorite bible story and ask your child to share theirs or maybe a bible story that you have been thinking about lately.

  2. Joyce Cline May 15, 2015

    it is ok (and if so how ) to find out how many children and ages in the home with your sponsored children. I would like to send gifts for all. I just became a sponsor this month so I am very new at this

    1. Emily Vanhoutan May 18, 2015

      Joyce, Welcome to the Compassion family!

      I’m so encouraged by your heart to bless Petda’s siblings! Our records do show that Petda has a brother in her family. Regrettably, because he is not registered in our program, we do not have information on his age however, you’re welcome to ask your child this in your next letter to her! 🙂 I would encourage you to check out our letter guidelines as well as our Pinterest page for fun ideas on items you can send your child and her brother!

  3. June April 14, 2015

    I have just begun to sponsor a child. I am told that he has a sibling and want to know if it is alright when I send something to my child if it is alright if I send something for his brother/sister as well?

    1. Susan Sayler April 14, 2015

      Hi June! Welcome to Compassion! We are so excited that you have chosen to help change the story for one child! Thank you! You are more than welcome to send extra paper goodies in with your letters for your child’s sibling. That is so sweet of you! Our children love to share and will often share their gifts. 🙂

  4. Mark and Celeste October 4, 2014

    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!

    Mark and Celeste

    1. Emily Vanhoutan October 6, 2014

      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!

  5. Meici Y July 24, 2014

    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.

    1. Susan Sayler July 24, 2014

      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. Normalee Groshart July 21, 2014

    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?

    1. Susan Sayler July 21, 2014

      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.

  7. Ingrid S. April 10, 2014

    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.

    1. Yvonne Reynolds April 10, 2014

      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.

  8. Sol Montenegro April 10, 2014

    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!!!!!!!

  9. RaShell Southerland April 10, 2014

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

    1. Yvonne Reynolds April 10, 2014

      Great RaShell! I just sent your invite to join our group board!

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