Letter Writing: Easy as 1,2,3!


Writing letters is a crucial way to build a relationship with your sponsored child, but it can also be one of the most challenging. You don’t know what to say, and you don’t know when you’ll get a response. With the next letter deadline quickly approaching, here are some easy steps and ideas to make your letter writing experience easy as 1,2,3!

  1. What do I talk about? Your sponsored child loves to learn about YOU!
    • Things to INCLUDE in your letter:
      • information about your family
      • holidays – what and why do you celebrate?
      • your work / hobbies
      • favorite Bible verses
    • Things to AVOID writing about:
      • material possessions
      • money
      • any major cultural differences (example: People in India do not typically eat beef. Talking about this may make them uncomfortable)
  2. What do I ask? Your sponsored child also enjoys getting to tell you a little about their personal life!
    • Ask about:
      • Your child’s family or village
      • favorite subjects
      • holidays
      • hobbies or favorite games
    • Things to AVOID asking:
      • ‘How can we help you more?’
      • monetary / material questions
  3. What can I send? Did you know that you can send more than just a letter? Here’s a list of small gifts your sponsored child would love!
    • Items to send:
      • modest photos of your family
      • greeting cards
      • stickers
      • small flat items
      • post cards of your hometown
    • Items to AVOID sending:
      • money
      • food
      • inappropriate pictures (People in India are extremely modest. Please no pictures at the beach in swim suits or other immodest clothing!)


Please note that all correspondence to and from your child will go through a screening process by the Mid India Child office. This is for your safety and the safety of your sponsored child.

Letters will be delivered to your child twice a year. Please note that it takes approximately two to three months for your letter to reach your sponsored child and the same for the letter from the child to you.

Deadline for submitting correspondence Summer 2016 – June 15th.

Thank you for taking the time to write to your sponsored child! Your letters provide endless smiles for the children of Mid India Child!!