10 Reasons to Write to Your Sponsored Child Today

We asked the pastors of Compassion centers in the countries where we work to share with you why letter-writing is so important. Here are their top 10 reasons!

10 Reasons Pastors Encourage You to Write

We asked the pastors of Compassion centers in the countries where we work to share with you why letter-writing is so important. Here are their top 10 reasons!

10 Reasons to Write to Your Sponsored Child Today

10. Those letters are treasured by our children and their families. They are kept where they cannot be rained on even if other household things can be rained on. (Kenya)

9. Some of the children that have graduated from the project are now worship ministers, teachers, professionals, and they cherish all the letters and memories, mentioning that they have helped them to overcome the obstacles during the formation of their lives. (El Salvador)

8. Whenever a child is surprised by the arrival of a letter from their sponsor, we can see their faces shine with happiness and we see that this reflects the joy in their hearts. Nothing compares to their joy, and it is something that comes from inside. (Brazil)

7. The letters are like gifts for children. When they receive them, it makes them feel like they exist, like they are worth it, they are taken into account, that someone loves them while away, remembers and cares for them, and ask God for their lives. If you have not written to your child, you do not know how he will be blessed. (Ecuador)

6. Many children who do not have a dad or a mom at home, who have not received love and affection, for these children their sponsors are their most important friend. There are many children who share a need or a secret only with their sponsors. (Nicaraqua)

5. Each year we have about 80 to 90 letters, and the children excite to answer them. Some try to write in English, even though they don’t know English, but using the translation from Google. But it was not a comprehend letter so we have to ask them to rewrite in Thai, and then Compassion will translate it for the sponsors. Thailand)

4. The letters from sponsors are also important because the children are enthusiastic and joyful to receive a letter. They feel somebody cares about them, because those are not simple letters, as these lines transform the heart of a child. (El Salvador)

3. It is wonderful to see the smile in the children when they receive a letter from his/her sponsor, and feeling the love and care from the people that without knowing them, they express how important and valuable they are, because most of the children do not receive samples of affection in their homes, from their parents or caregivers. It is amazing to know that there are people like you that take your time to write and express your love and care for the children. (El Salvador)

2. I want to share with you that when a child receives a letter is like a little message of love that moves them to do extraordinary things and to dream. We want them to become dreamers. Help us in the love of Christ. (Nicaragua)

1. Every Saturday we pray for the sponsors. The other day I took a giant world map and a 9-year-old girl stood up and pointed to the country where her sponsor lives and said, "How is it that someone who lives so far away can love me? Maybe (she answered to herself), it is like God that even when we are far away and don’t know Him, he still loves us.” I cried. I cried a lot. (Ecuador)