Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Correspondence Connections!

A fairly new feature at Blogging From The Boonies, these Correspondence Connections posts share some of the things we’ve written to our Compassion International children.

Many sponsors understand the importance of their letters to their sponsored children. The letter writing ministry is a crucial part of the sponsorship! But, sponsors may run out of ideas of things to write about each month.  Sometimes, hearing what other are writing about can spark new ideas!

My current plan is to write a theme letter online to all 19 of our children every month. These duplicate letters are slightly edited to be specific to each child, but share the same basic information and photos. (Handwritten letters are usually totally different and each child is sent a paper letter at least every other month.)

This month, our round of online letters will be about VBS!

Our Compassion children seem to really love letters where I share activities that my girls are participating in, especially if I have pictures to go along with it!

This week, my girls are attending VBS (Vacation Bible School) at our friends’ church for a few hours each evening. The theme is “Kingdom Chronicles” and is based on the Armor of God. The church has created a really neat castle backdrop on their stage.


I will tell the children about the schedule of the VBS, including the lessons, songs and games.


Even though I have written about the Armor of God before, I will go over the scripture verses again and explain more about all of the different parts.

One website I love looking through is Ministry To Children and they have great ideas to share on the topic of The Armor of God.

The Armor of God Pieces

If you’re thinking of sending out letters based on the Armor of God, maybe these other resources will help you out!

The Life in Bloom – Printable Armor of God packet (SO cute!)

Memory Cross – Armor of God Flip Cards

Oriental Trading – Armor of God Sticker Scenes

Way Cool Bible School – Armor of God coloring sheet

Melonheadz – Armor of God coloring sheet

Green Jello with Carrots – Armor of God paper doll

DLTK – Armor of God lesson

I think that our Compassion children will enjoy hearing about VBS and learning more about the Armor of God. Don’t you?

Have you written to your Compassion family lately? If so, what did you write about?  Feel free to share in the comments! If you have a Correspondence Connections post to share, you can link to it in the comments as well!

Will you please make the commitment to write to your sponsored children often?