Writing to Your Child:
The best way to support and build a relationship with your child is to exchange letters with each other. This section will give you helpful tips and important information about communicating with your sponsored child.
What to Tell the Child About Yourself
Learning about you and your family is exciting. Simple one-page letters are perfect.
Please consider the child’s environment and culture when deciding what to include in your letters. These children have very few possessions, so it’s best not to write about material items you own. Rather, share about your person Christian mission and gift(s), family members, your brothers and sisters in Christ, things that are important to you and Jesus. Children love to hear about how you glorify God in your daily life. You child will relate to you as you talk to them with child-like faith and simplicity. The spiritual bond one makes when they connect with a child is a bond that will last forever. All the glory to HIM!
Questions to Ask Your Sponsored Child
In order for you to get to know your child you can start with simple questions. Ask them about their favorite bible characters, foods, activities, colors, and school subjects. You can even ask about about their family and friends in order to really connect with your child and learn their amazing story.
In addition, discovering a new part of the world through the mind of a child can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Find out about their country, what type of community they live in and what are some of the culture aspects of their region. You can ask what their favorite bible story is and depending on their age, ask them their favorite bible verse, etc.
Remember, try to keep the questions simple and to the point but ask as many you like. The more questions you ask the better you will get to know your child.
By asking questions about their life, it makes them feel special and loved. They discover that someone far away really cares about them.
How to Send Your Sponsored Child Letters
We have tried to make the process as easy as possible for you to correspond with your child and the most cost effective to be good stewards to the Lord. Simply click here to login to your back-office and then click “email my sponsored child”. The letter will be electronically sent to the mission field where it will be translated to the child. Then, the child will respond back to you and we will translate it back to your native language for you to read. It’s that simple! You can also click the link at the top of our website that says Sponsors Login Here.