Here is the card I sent for the month of May.
And this is what I wrote inside. To clarify, Lavin is nearly sixteen years old and she speaks English. I am confident writing long letters to her because I know she will be able to understand me. If you have a very young child, you may want to consider keeping your letter only a few lines long.
- How important it is for Lavin to study in school and how I am proud of her for working hard.
- What weather is like during spring in Texas (weather is a great topic because it is winter in Africa when it is summer in America).
- My own life, final exams, and update on my own schoolwork. I emphasize how hard I am studying to show Lavin that it's also important for her to study.
- I try to disciple Lavin a little bit through my letters and point her to Christ, so I shared John 16:33 with her and questioned her about what she is learning. I shared how I am praying for her.
- I updated her on my upcoming trip to Kenya in June.
- Asked some questions, like what classes she is taking, how can I be praying for her, what the weather is like where she lives right now, and etc.
This time, I sent my sponsored daughter:
- A few pictures of my family, with names and ages written on the backs.
- A bookmark that says, "Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so."
- A small sticker sheet.
Have you written a letter to your sponsored child this month?
Three years ago: Sisters
Two years ago: One Day Without Shoes and Healing Eyes, Wii Battles, and Hiccups
One year ago: Just Tired.