For the past several years, I've been involved with Back2Back's Child Sponsorship program here in Monterrey. What started with just one child has now grown to provide funding and relationship for almost 300 children in Mexico, India and Nigeria.
To those of you who do sponsor kids - thank you - thank you for helping us provide better round the clock care for the kids we serve. Thank you for praying for your kids. Thank you for the letters you send. Thank you for the photos you send. Thank you selecting that specific child out of the hundreds so that your child knows that he/she is important and valued. Thank you for believing in them.
Several times a year, I sit down with a whole bunch of kids to help them write letters to their sponsors. And I'll be 100% honest with you - when they receive a letter from you - when they hear that you are praying for them, that you believe in them, that you remembered them, that you got their letter, they are THRILLED and they just light up. Your letters mean so much to these kids. I know many children who own nothing - they have nothing to call their own - except for the letters or gifts that their sponsors have sent down. You open up their one drawer and all you find is letters and photos from their sponsor family - literally. But when they sit down to write to you and you haven't sent them a letter - many of them feel forgotten. So please - write to your child. Email a Back2Back staff member your letter if you forget. And I saw this today on the Compassion blog for ideas for what to write in your letters to your kids and it's AWESOME. check it out ---> http://blog.compassion.com/20-letter-writing-prompts-you-can-use/