If you’ve spent anytime around our boys you’ve heard about our Compassion sponsor child, Jamali. He shares their birthday, and they share a love for him that is truly spectacular. He’s mentioned in every prayer around our table, and their kindergarten class knows him by name.
Sponsoring a child with Compassion International has come without regrets. Actually, perhaps one…not committing to changing a life earlier.
We try to write Jamali monthly with just little tidbits of our lives, and asking about his life in Tanzania. It makes our world a tad smaller, and impacts us all for the better.
Sometimes it’s overwhelming to know what to write to a young boy a world away who lives a life that looks so much different than our own. However, you have to remember that kids are kids around the world. They have favorite things, they love and desire to be loved, they like to laugh, they are unique.
I loved using the Daysping U-NEEKS to encourage our sponsored child this month. Not only are they adorable and funny, they celebrate that God has made us fearfully and wonderfully.
We used the Encouragement Notes for Kids (which I’ll also use for future lunchbox notes) and embellished them with the U-NEEKS stickers, along with a simple question and answer.
What’s your favorite sport? What’s your favorite animal? What’s your favorite color? What’s your favorite food? (Along with their own answer.) Hopefully we’ll find out some answers with our next letter from Tanzania.
You can also include things like a verse or a favorite scripture verse. It certainly doesn’t have to be complex or wordy to bring a smile to a child who is in desperate need of encouragement and hope.
My dear in-real-life and bloggy friend, Amanda, is encouraging so many to be mission-minded with their families by highlighting an organization/ministry with an opportunity to serve each month. This month is writing letters to your sponsored child, and I can’t wait to challenge she comes up with next! You’ll want to check it out, along with this month’s link-up to win a U-Neeks gift pack !
Thanks, Amanda, I’m so thankful for your heart and the way you inspire us all. Thanks also to Dayspring for sharing these great U-Neeks goodies – if you’re looking for more of their great products, you can find them on the Dayspring website, at local Christian bookstores, and coming soon to a Hobby Lobby near you!
Also if you have not yet sponsored a child, I would highly recommend spending some time on the Compassion website learning more, and clicking through the pictures of children in need both physically and spiritually around the world.