Current Sponsor Resources

Thank you for being a sponsor!

For many sponsors, the financial commitment is the “easy” part, and the other ways of connecting with their child present more of a challenge. Be encouraged! Your role in your sponsored child’s life is vitally important. You are prayed for often. And any action you take to engage with your child is received with joy. We are so thankful for your commitment to your child, and are happy to help you connect with him or her in any way we can.

Sponsor Welcome Packet

Shortly after signing up to sponsor your child, you received a Welcome Packet in the mail. It’s a great resource to help you learn about sponsorship and connect with your sponsored child, but not if you can’t find your copy! To view the Welcome Packet online, click here:

Tips for Writing Your Sponsored Child

English is not the first language for the children, so keep in mind that your letters will be translated. Short letters, simple topics, and simple vocabulary are best. Here are some ideas:

 

  • Talk about your family members, including names and ages
  • Describe your occupation in simple terms
  • Describe how you celebrated a recent holiday, ask them the same
  • Talk about a trip you have taken, what you enjoyed about it
  • Give a simple account of part of your day
  • Ask about a few simple words or phrases you would like to learn in the child’s language
  • Share a few words of encouragement, or your hopes and prayers for your sponsored child
  • Include a Bible verse with a simple explanation of how you see it relating to his/her life
  • Feel free to ask specific questions, but don’t be discouraged if you don’t receive direct answers. Depending on the age of the child and many other factors… some details just get lost in translation.
  • You can include photos! They are very interesting to the kids, and will be treasured. If the photo is of an activity or holiday, you can use the letter to explain all about it. Sending coloring pages with your letter is also fun.

PRAY FOR YOUR SPONSORED CHILD (AND OTHER NEEDS TOO)

The periodic updates you receive about your sponsored child will certainly give you insights for prayer. Additionally, if you’re not already signed up for Lahash’s weekly prayer email, you can do that right here. Each week, we receive current updates and prayer requests from our African partners. At times these requests will be related to issues directly affecting your sponsored child.

Sign Up For The Prayer Email



If you have additional questions, or want to help us spread the word about sponsorship, contact Sponsorship Director Katie Nelson.

 

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