Twelve-year-old Traynor recently hiked 12 miles to raise money and awareness for children in poverty. In addition to being in the outdoors, he loves to write to his family’s sponsored child, Meron, in Ethiopia.
- Ask questions! It helps to have a running conversation, so the letters aren’t one sided.
- Tell your child about yourself and your family to help him to get to know you better, too.
- Send photos of your family so your child can put a face to your name.
- Put time and effort into your drawings or letters because it makes a difference in their lives.
- Send Bible verses to encourage them.
We hope these awesome tips from our kid correspondents inspire you to write your next letter! And if you have children, don’t forget to involve them in the process. Your sponsored child will treasure their words (and artwork) for years to come.
Want more inspiration to get your kids involved in your sponsorship journey? Check out Compassion Explorer, our children’s magazine, and get a free subscription if you’re a sponsor or donor in the U.S.!