These Children Created Art to Tell Sponsors How Much They Love Them

Do you remember doing arts and crafts when you were a little boy or girl? As children we could make art out of anything. From macaroni noodles and yarn we created necklaces and bracelets. From clay and pipe cleaners we made elaborate sculptures. And even from sticks and dirt we sketched masterpieces.

And now remember presenting those works of art to someone you loved. The pride you felt as they exclaimed how beautiful they were.

Children around the world feel that same desire to create beauty for the people they love. That’s why a group of children in Bolivia gathered together all of the arts and crafts supplies they could find to create treasures for their sponsors.

We wanted to showcase some of our favorite art projects for you — as a reminder that although the coronavirus pandemic is delaying letter delivery, the child you sponsor is thinking of you. Please enjoy these nine photos of children’s messages and art for their sponsors!

A boy holds a poster with praying hands on it and Spanish words.

Abdiel, 10, holds a poster for his sponsor that reads, “Dear sponsor: Never stop trusting God. I am praying for you. Thank you for your help.”

A collage that says "Lonnie and Carol"

Judit and her sisters created this piece of art that spells out the names of her sponsors, Lonnie and Carol, with bottle caps, flowers and straws.

“My sponsors always told me they pray for me and my family,” says Judit. “I’m very thankful to them; I miss them and value them very much. I’m concerned about how they are. It’s wonderful to know how great their love is for us and that, despite the circumstances or that their situation is worse than in Bolivia, they continue helping us.”

A family sits around a handmade sign

Kevin and his entire family made a sign for Kevin’s sponsor. It says, “Believe in yourself and everything will be possible.” Kevin and his family pray for Kevin’s sponsor each week.

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A boy makes words out of noodles

Angel, 7, wrote a message out of pasta noodles for his sponsor. It reads, “I love you very much Vicky, Steve, Laux, Sarah and Joe. God bless you. Sincerely, Angel.”

Twin girls hold up a poster with Spanish written on it.

Lianna and her twin sister created a sign for her sponsor, encouraging her to take care, have good spirits and promising to pray for her.

A boy holds a sign with an animal made out of leaves on it and Spanish writing.

David made a sign for his sponsor out of leaves and wrote out the words to Philippians 4:19: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

A boy sits by a table with a sign in Spanish

Caleb made his sign out of clay that he cut out with his mother’s cookie cutters. It reads, “Dear sponsors, the Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

A boy sits in front of a collage made from flowers

Edgar spelled out his sponsor’s name with flowers and included her photo in his art project, which reads, “Kathy, God protect you.”

A boy sits next to posters written in Spanish

Eduardo went through all of his letters from his sponsor, Kirk, and wrote down the phrases that he said make him happy. They include: “You’re special and unique,” “We pray for you,” and “Precious Eduardo, you’re special, smart and cute.”

There are moments when keeping faith is a struggle and situations can bring one down, but knowing there is someone in another country smiling in thanks is a beautiful encouragement to keep going.

Thank you for encouraging a child in poverty! We hope these children have, in turn, encouraged you!


Reporting by Galia Oropeza.

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    Nicholas Turinawe July 23, 2020

    Very good artistic work .may Almighty God keep you with talents.God bless u

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    Jane Ruth Wanyama July 15, 2020

    This is so beautiful. Thank you children and the team that ministers to these lovely friends.
    God is so God. In all these messages I hear a voice of love.

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    Carol Ward July 13, 2020

    Galia, sweet friend!! This is beautiful! Makes my heart so happy to see the children’s creative and loving spirit!! Miss you!

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    Cynthia July 11, 2020

    BEAUTIFUL 🌺GOD’S BLESSINGS, PROTECTION, AND LOVE SURROUND ALL OF YOU🌺MAY ALL YOUR PROVISIONS BE MET AND MAY YOU STAY HEALTHY, IN JESUS’ NAME I PRAY♥️ PRAY AND GIVE PRAISES ALWAYS. KEEP THE FAITH FOR THROUGH JESUS CHRIST ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE 🤗

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    Cynthia July 11, 2020

    BEAUTIFUL 🌺GOD’S BLESSINGS, PROTECTION, AND LOVE SURROUND ALL OF YOU🌺MAY ALL YOUR PROVISIONS BE MET AND MAY YOU STAY HEALTHY, IN JESUS’ NAME I PRAY♥️

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    Marlene Holmes July 10, 2020

    Reading those comments from those precious children was such an inspiration to me today! I heard them loving their sponsors using scripture to encourage their sponsors!
    We want to be able to communicate with them again! Im wishing my two children a birthday wish in August and September! I am blessed to have a child with a birthday the same day as mine! AUGUST 9TH!

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    Leanne Long July 10, 2020

    Ah – I wish all of the children could do this. It would be so special both for them as well as us.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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    Nana July 10, 2020

    Thanks for the prescious pictures or these creative children and the reminder that it is time to write another letter to my girls.

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    Sandra Montoya July 10, 2020

    Awwww! I love this! I wrote all my children yesterday. Not sure when they’ll receive the letters, but when they do they’ll know I was thinking of them and praying for them.

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    Laura July 10, 2020

    That’s exactly what I needed today! Thanks for the encouragement and this wonderful article! Thanks for these loving children and the way they bless our lives.

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