The child you sponsor wants to know everything about you. They are so curious about your life and the place where you live. Sometimes this is easy to forget so here’s a list of 8 things to tell your sponsored child about yourself. See if you can fit all of these in your next letter…
1) What is England/Scotland/Wales/N. Ireland/where you live like?
Most children in the countries we work in don’t have access to the internet or encyclopedias so it’s likely that the only information about where you live will come from you. They love to try and picture what it’s like where you live and how it’s different to their country. Tell them about the animals you might find in your local park.
2) What is your favourite sport?
Sport is a universal language and it’s likely that your sponsored child is interested in at least one sport. If you share an interest in a particular sport with your sponsored child you may find you have plenty to talk about.
3) Do you have any past times? (hobbies, interests etc)
Compassion children have difficulty picturing what your day-to-day life looks like. Why not tell them the about your passions.
4) Who are your family?
Sponsored children love to know about your family. Tell them their names and ages and a little bit about their lives. They will probably pray for them – who doesn’t want that!?
5) What is your church like?
If your sponsored child goes to church it will probably be a big part of their lives. It will be interesting for them to know what your church is like and whether you’re involved in any acts of service. If they don’t go to church, tell them about yours anyway as it could make them interested.
6) What are your dreams for the future?
Everyone has ambitions for the future. What are yours? Tell your sponsored child and ask them what theirs is. It could be the start of an amazing way to encourage each other along the way.
7) Why did you decided to sponsor them?
Can you remember back to why you chose to sponsor that specific child? If it wasn’t a specific child, tell them why you decided to sponsor a child in general.
8) What’s your favourite Bible verse?
This is a great way to teach your sponsored child a new Bible verse. Explain what it means and why it is so important to you. Ask them what theirs is.