Last year, I wrote a lot of letters to my Compassion kids. But I know I can do better.
Sometimes I really struggle with what to write to them and what to send to them.
Writing to seven children now (I just added two correspondent girls from Kenya!), I have been trying to think of ways that I can still share something with each of them every month, but still keep the letters somewhat personal.
I really love the letters that my friend Hannah shares with her kids each month. Last year, she was sharing missionary stories and games with her kids in each letter. My friend Jill has been writing to her kids about the different fruits of the spirit.
But while I am still pondering what to focus on each month to share with all of my kids, I put together something simple to mail this month.
After Christmas, I found these cute cards and decided to just write a simple message to each of my sponsored children. I want them to know that I love them! Most of my sponsored children live in Spanish speaking countries, so I wrote 'I love you' in Spanish and looked up John 15:12 in Spanish to share with them. Then to each card, I added a strip of heart stickers.
There is no 'one way' to write to your sponsored children. They just want to hear from you on a regular basis. And it can be as simple as writing 'I love you' in a card and dropping it in the mail.
Don't you miss the days of handwritten cards in the mail?
I hope you can take a bit of time this month, and quite a few times this year to let your sponsored child know that they are loved by you.