Here is my letter. Feel free to edit it and use it yourself. If you have had experience with foster care or adoption, or know someone who has, I am sure your child would love to hear about that as well!
Hello! How are you? My family and I are well, thanks to God. I have been thinking about you and praying for you lots. You are very special to me!
In the USA, May is national foster care month. Foster care is when a child goes to live with another family. The child either does not have parents, or his parents cannot care for him. The child may live with many families in the foster care system. One day, a family may choose to adopt that child. Then the child goes to live with that family forever. Do you know anyone who was adopted? Do you have something like foster care in your country?
In Romans 8:14-17 says, "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." Just like when a child is chosen to be adopted by a family, we too are adopted into a family. When we trust Jesus with our lives, we are adopted into God's family! In Ephesians 1:4-5, it says that God choose us, "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will." Psalm 103:13 tells us that God takes good care of his children, "The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him." It is good to know that God loves us and will take care of us! If you have accepted Jesus into your heart, then you are my sister! We are both children of God, and that makes us sisters!
God made you special. He loves you very much. You are important. I love you, friend! God bless you.
Much love and many blessings to you,
I wrote this next letter a couple months back, but I think some of it goes with the theme of adoption. Either way, your child will love to know that they are special to you!
Hello, how are you? My family and I are well. I have been praying for you, and I thank God for you!
Psalm 103:13, "The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him." Psalm 68:5, "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling." God is your heavenly father, and He loves you so much! Think of it, the God who made you is your Father. He wants the best for you. He is always with you, cheering you on! God is so proud of you when you do your best, and He encourages you when you don't succeed. You are precious to Him, like an expensive jewel.
Here are some lyrics from one of my favorite songs by Britt Nicole, Gold-
"Well everybody keeps score, afraid you're gonna lose Just ignore them, they don't know the real you All the rain in the sky can't put out your fire Of all the stars out tonight, you shine brighter Don't let anybody tell you that you're not loved, And don't let anybody tell you that you're not enough Yeah there are days when we all feel like we're messed up, But the truth is that we're all diamonds in the rough So don't be ashamed to wear your crown, You're a king you're a queen inside and out You glow like the moon, you shine like the stars This is for you, wherever you are This is for all the girls, boys all over the world Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold So hold your head up high, It's your time to shine From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold, You're worth more than gold! So don't be ashamed to wear your crown You're a king you're a queen inside and out"
That is what I think of you, Juan. You are more precious than any gem or expensive thing. No matter what anyone says to you or the way they look at you, you are worth more than gold. Don't let anyone look down on you, but set an example for all people in what you do and say. (1 Timothy 4:12) I love you!
What are you going to write to your sponsored kids about this month?