Most people don’t realize the huge impact a small gesture like writing a simple letter can make. If you can picture a classroom full of kids anxiously lined up, hoping to hear their name called to receive a letter from their sponsor. One grabs his letter and runs off to read it privately. Another puts it safely with all the other letters she keeps inside her folder, while another child hangs it on his wall at home where he keeps the pictures of his sponsors’ family. This is a typical scene every time letters arrive inn these villages.

Every day the children thank God for all they have, recognizing that He chose to use their sponsor to provide much of it. So, in short, the answer is an emphatic YES! Your letters truly do matter.

On behalf of the entire Mid India Child Team, THANK YOU for all your support!

“So, what should I write about?”

Things to Talk About

  • Your family
  • Holidays (why you celebrate)
  • Work or school
  • Hobbies
  • Words of Encouragement
  • Bible Verse

Avoid Topics About:

  • Money
  • Material Possessions
  • Food (cultural differences, such as eating meat and beef)
  • Evangelizing

Things to Ask About

  • Their family
  • Holidays (why they celebrate)
  • Their Village
  • School
  • Hobbies
  • Favorite Games

Avoid Topics About:

  • How can I help you more?
  • Monetary
  • Material Possessions 

Things to Send Along

  • Modest family photos
  • Greeting cards
  • Stickers
  • Small flat items
  • Post cards
  • Flat crafts

Don’t Send:

  • Money
  • Inappropriate photos
  • Food 

**Please consider that your child lives in a Hindu village, which is, for the most part, a non-christian environment. It is important that we all do our best to help protect the child in India. Therefore it is extremely important to avoid pushing Christianity. If Hindu extremists read such a letter the children in the region may be in jeopardy.