Tips for Letter Writing

If you are like me, sometimes its just hard to start a letter to a child you’ve never met before. But its helpful to try to build a little inter-personal relationship with your sponsored child. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Write as if you were writing to a family member. Be encouraging. Avoid discussing the material aspects of your life.

Here are some topic suggestions for your letter:

  • Describe your family (where they live, what they look like, their interests, type of work, pets, etc.)
  • Talk about special holidays and family customs.
  • Share your dreams, or just the activities of your daily life.
  • Write about life in Amador County–what it looks like, the climate, etc.
  • Talk about an important life lesson you learned.
  • Share your favorite Bible verse or story.
  • Tell your child that you pray for them regularly. Tell them what a privilege it is to be their sponsor.
  • Affirm that God loves them and has a great plan for their life.

Don’t try to write about all of these things in one letter! Just pick two or three topics that interest you, and write a short note to your child. And then next time you write you will still have something to write about!

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