How To: Write Your Child

October 11, 2019

Do you remember in elementary or middle school when you would be assigned a pen pal? How awesome was it to build a relationship with someone who was miles and miles away? When you sponsor a child, you’re able to do the same thing: build a relationship, share the gospel of Jesus Christ, pray for one another and so much more.

If you are not sponsoring a child with us, do not worry! Click here to get started – it takes only a minute to begin.

Corresponding regularly with your sponsored child is a great way to develop a meaningful connection. Even though you and your sponsored child are separated by many miles, the love of Christ knows no bounds! By corresponding, you have a unique opportunity to better understand one another’s country, culture and family.

Every time you write to your child, he or she will send a written response. We make corresponding with your child easy by providing several options:

  • Email your child:

Our system recently got an upgrade! If you are a sponsor and you have not received an email about logging into your account, please contact us by phone or by using the “Contact Us” form.

    • Once you log into the system, click on the person shaped button in the upper right-hand corner
    • On the drop down menu, click Write My Child
    • If you have more than one child, click the name of the child you would like to send a message to
    • Insert the date that you’re writing the letter, and then write the letter
    • Click next and it will direct you to your home page
    • Your letter was sent!
  • Write your child:

Compose a letter and mail it to our U.S. office (PO Box 356 Hudson, OH  44236). If you would like, you can add personal gifts. We just ask that anything sent be small and flat, so they can easily fit into a 6″ x 9″ envelope!

    • Examples include:
      • Stickers
      • Bookmarks
      • Postcards
      • Drawings by you, your children or grandchildren
      • Family photographs – helpful hint: please be sensitive in choosing photos, as standards of modesty and clothing are different in South Asia
    • What to say in your letter:
      • Share about your life, family, friends, hobbies and your faith – those things that are important to you
      • Try not to write about things you own, as children in South Asia do not have many personal possessions
      • Please refrain from discussing the political issues of either country

Do you have a favorite memory when writing your child? Let us know in the comments below!

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