Letters are a unique and timeless gift to thousands of children around the world. For many of World Help’s sponsored children, receiving a letter from their sponsor brings wide smiles of sincere joy. Sonena, a young girl from India, recently received a letter from her sponsor.
Writing letters is a great way to begin building a relationship with your sponsored child. If you are unsure of what to write, we are happy to suggest a few ideas on how to begin your letter-writing process.
First, tell your sponsored child about your family by introducing your spouse, children, siblings, friends, and pets. You can enjoy this special experience of writing a letter with your entire family as you share memorable stories. And don’t forget to include photos . . . the children are as interested in seeing you as you are them.
You can also explain the type of work you do, or describe what you’re studying in school, and in turn, ask what they are learning. By sharing these details about your life, you can begin to know your sponsored child personally. You may even come to find that you share similar interests.
Children love to know how you spend your free time. As they tell you about their favorite games and hobbies, you can do the same. If you play a sport, an instrument, or participate in a particular club, share these hobbies with your sponsored child.
Writing a letter can also be a time of encouragement. You can ask your sponsored child for prayer requests, and share some of your own requests with them. Play a role in building their self-esteem by expressing how proud you are of their various accomplishments. Or tell them how much you enjoyed seeing their recent photo, or possibly a picture they may have drawn for you.
While writing letters gives you the freedom to build a relationship with your sponsored child, there are a few topics you should avoid. These subjects include things such as elaborating on your material assets, suggesting your sponsored child visit you in the United States, or offering to send money or special gifts. By avoiding these few topics, we can ensure a safe process in delivering correspondence.
Ultimately, letter writing gives you the opportunity to share your life with your sponsored child. We encourage you to begin the journey of sponsorship by writing a letter today. Whether this is your first letter or your tenth, the children love hearing from you.
To send a letter to your sponsored child, address the envelope to:[Sponsored Child’s name and ID #] c/o World Help Child Sponsorship Program P.O. Box 501 Forest, VA 24551
Become a World Help sponsor today and join thousands that are providing help for today . . . hope for tomorrow! When you become a child sponsor, you are connecting to a specific child in our program and will be able to build and nurture a relationship through letter writing and prayer.