We all know about the importance of the ministry aspects of Compassion’s work. Education, healthcare, food, the opportunity to hear the Gospel – all very important and meaningful pieces of the puzzle. But if you ask the children in our development centers, they will tell you time and again how much impact their sponsors’ letters have on them. They eagerly await news of a letter, read them over and over again, treasure them.

Encourage your readers to send letters to their children by writing a story about a letter you’ve written to a sponsored child. Become the letter and track its journey from you to your child.

-What do you think/feel as you’re being written?

-What is your journey through the mail like?

-How do you feel when the child reads you for the first time?

-How are you treated by the child?