Many Compassion sponsors like to write to their sponsored children at least once a month to keep a steady flow of letters arriving for their kids. But I know many sponsors struggle with what to write each month, if they even write at all. I started these share and tell posts a while back to share what I have been writing to my own Compassion kids, hoping they serve as inspiration for sponsors to write to their kids on a more regular basis.
In the Easter section at one of our local stores, I found these coloring pads to send to each of my Compassion kids. And I had the ocean creature stationary in my paper stash. No particular reason for using the ocean paper, but I thought the kids would enjoy it!
So here is my letter to Lina this month:
You had a birthday since I wrote to you last. I pray your special day was a happy one filled with a lot of celebrations!
In the last letter I received from you, you told me that you were able to visit the doctor and the dentist. I am glad to hear that you are healthy. I am also happy to hear that you are learning about good nutrition at the CDC. Be sure to get plenty of exercise too.
This upcoming Sunday is Easter Sunday. We will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus! Do you and your family do anything special to celebrate this important day? One thing I am looking forward to seeing at our church on Sunday is a Living Cross. This will be made from the branches of an old Christmas tree, then it will be decorated with flowers from people's gardens. I will have to take a picture of it and mail it to you in my next letter. Be sure to look up and read Matthew 28:6.
I continue to pray for you and your family, and I look forward to receiving your next letter!
Have you written to your sponsored child this month? I would love for you to share what you have written! You can link up with your own blog post below or share in the comments. And remember, it is not a matter of how much or how little you share in your letters. The kids just want to hear from you!
When we first started sponsoring Lina almost four years ago, I never thought about the possibility of ever visiting her. But now that I have been on one Compassion trip, the Compassion travel bug has bitten and I know that if God wants me to go, He will provide the way.
To help me earn money to pay for a future trip, I have started posting things for sale again on my Gifts from Our Little Corner Facebook page. All of the items are handmade by me and I am donating ten percent of each sale to Compassion's Unsponsored Child Fund.
Knit dish cloths are my favorite to use in the kitchen! I love working on these a little bit at a time, ten rows here, ten rows there. Right now I have at least five of these completed and ready to sell.
Flannel baby blankets and wash cloth sets are another thing I like to sew and have on hand. These make wonderful baby shower gifts.
I also like to find some fun projects on Pinterest to try, like these Spring Burlap Bunting sets. Most of the time, I have a lot of the supplies around my home. So not only am I able to use up some of my supplies, but I am able to create some items for others to use and/or display around their homes.
So be sure to 'like' my Facebook page so you can see what creations I have for sale to help me earn my way to another Compassion trip. I sure would appreciate it!
Last week, I had a deadline for myself to finish sewing some Civil War underclothes for a friend of mine. Almost came right down to the wire, but here is the finished chemise:
Looks kind of like a nightgown doesn't it? The chemise, along with a pair of drawers, would be just the first layer that a woman would where during the Civil War time period. Women would also wear a corset, layers of petticoats, maybe a hoop skirt, her dress, an apron, and a bonnet or hat. There were a lot of layers! To read a bit more about clothing during this time period, here is a good article that covers some of the basics.
So this last weekend, our family went to one of my favorite locations out here in California for a Civil War Reenactment. This event takes place every spring in Mariposa, which is just about an hour west of Yosmite. The location is a dream location for a photographer because it is very rural, not a lot of modern items to get in the way. And of course I took a lot of pictures...
...about 300 or so. Which means I need to spend some time this week doing a bit of editing. And I just found something on Pinterest which might just help me work through these photos a little quicker. Next week, I will share a couple of my favorites from the weekend with you.
Are you working on anything special this week?
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