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Send Your Sponsor Child More Than Letters

Do you ever wonder what to write to or send your sponsor child? This list of seasonal ideas for every month will help you out!

Do you or your kids have trouble writing letters to send your sponsor child? Have fun preparing one of these 36 seasonal projects to mail instead.

 

About eight years ago, when the twins were just 4, our family began sponsoring a boy through Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope program. This came about after I met a GFA representative, and learned that he lived in the town right next to ours.

My husband and I decided to ask him if he’d be willing to come to our home, tell the kids about the children in the sponsorship program and show them some pictures of kids waiting for sponsors. He said it was an unusual request, but he was willing to do it. We had him over for supper one night, and the boys picked a child to sponsor.

We’ve been sponsoring and sending letters to the same child for almost 8 years now! We receive letters from him regularly, and occasionally we get a photo letting us see how much he’s grown.

Writing letters back has not always been easy. When the kids were younger, I took dictation and let them draw pictures on the paper. As they got older, I started having them write their own letters, but they don’t always know what to say. Often they’d rather send an art project or some other item. I’ve decided that’s okay. It still lets him know we’re thinking about him and allows us to share a piece of our life.

Unfortunately, we’re not always great at remembering to send things consistently. This year, I’ve thought ahead and created a list of ideas we can use each month. Everything we send has to fit in a flat envelope, so all these ideas comply with that.

With three suggestions for each month, you’re bound to find one you want to send your sponsor child as well.

36 Fun Seasonal Ideas to Send Your Sponsor Child

If you really do prefer to write letters, there’s a link to some great prompts at the end of this list.

January

February

March

April

May

June

  • a list of God’s names with their meanings
  • use one of these Printable Bible Verse Notes
  • a few band-aids – sound funny? I’ve seen it suggested

July

  • draw or print and color the flag from your child’s country
  • Fingerprint Artwork
  • write your favorite Bible story in your own words

August

September

October

  • your favorite Bible verse – explain why it’s your favorite
  • a Paper Spinner
  • a photo of you with your family

November

  • write out Psalm 100 and decorate it
  • print some art from Hope Ink and color it
  • draw a picture of (and explain if necessary) your favorite sport or activity

December

 

Want to include a letter but don’t know what to write? Compassion International has a great list of 80 Letter-Writing Prompts to get you started.

 

Would you consider investing $35 per month in the life of a child?

As I write this, there are 1,134 boys and girls of all ages awaiting sponsorship through Gospel For Asia. For a mere $1.15 per day (averaged over the course of a year) you could provide a child with a quality education, a daily meal and regular medical check-ups at one of Gospel For Asia’s Bridge of Hope Centers. You also get the chance to exchange letters with your sponsor child. This gives you a peek into their daily life and lets you share all the fun things listed above with them!

Learn more about Gospel For Asia’s waiting children HERE.

This post is not sponsored or endorsed by Gospel For Asia or any other organization. I am simply sharing a few ideas and hoping to inspire more people to sponsor a child.

What will you send your sponsor child?

Shared at: 100 Happy Days, Thoughtful Thursday, Grace & Truth, Tuesday Talk,

Comments

  1. Belinda Letchford says:

    What a very helpful list. One of our daughters has done most of the corresponding with sponsor children over the years – but now she is an adult and has other responsibilities she’d like this to be shared. I’ll be tabling your list so we can start being a little more intentional and creative. Thank you.

  2. Cute ideas! I’m going to try some of these with our Compassion Kids!

  3. We sponsor a child through Compassion Canada – and I’m always struggling to diversify our communications. These are fabulous suggestions!

    Definitely pinning this and trying some as soon as possible.

    Thank you!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

    • Yay! 🙂 So glad you’ll be able to make good use of the list. Hope you’re girls enjoy the projects. Sometimes I have to let my kids do one to keep and one to send!

  4. I have always considered doing something like this. I have been hesitant because of all the stories about charity organizations keeping the money and not really helping the children. I think I will have to look into this, it is definitely something I would like to do with my family. Thanks for sharing.

    • I appreciate you stopping by and do understand your concern. I’d encourage you to look into Gospel For Asia. They have a financial accountability page and 100% of funds given are used to support the child sponsored.

  5. I love these ideas! I sponsor a couple children through Compassion International. This is a good reminder that I need to write to them again- and include something extra!
    Thanks for linking with Grace and Truth last week!

  6. Ifeoma Samuel says:

    Hi Abi, this a wonderful resource. There are so much insights in this articles. I appreciate your being proactive and compassionate.
    Have a splendid weekend ahead.

  7. Thank you so much for this great list, and for your heart for these children. I will be referring to this list often as I send our little girl notes of encouragement. Thanks for featuring the Potato Print Trees and the Bible Verse Love Notes. May God bless you.

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