Sometimes writer’s block sets in, so here’s a quick list of topics to use when writing to your sponsored child:
where you live
history of your town/city
your dreams for the future
describe your pets
describe your garden
describe an activity you enjoy
describe weather where you live
anything unique or interesting about you
color, number, holiday, movie, song, book, book character, author, food, recipe, drink, sport, sports team/player, season
immediate family members’ names/ages
children’s level in school
what subjects children are studying
number of your siblings
your siblings’ ages
funny stories from childhood with siblings
special cousins & stories from childhood with them
when/how you became a Christian
describe your church
describe your worship service
favorite Bible verse
favorite book of the Bible
favorite woman/man in the Bible and why
favorite Bible story and why
share recent message at church
share current Bible study
favorite thing about church
describe your pastor
something you admire about your pastor
describe someone special at your church
your favorite holidays
how you celebrate them
favorite music you associate with certain holidays
who you visit on holidays
QUESTIONS TO ASK
If you could have any job, what would it be and why?
What is your typical day like?
What do you see when you look out your window at home?
What do you see when you look out your window at school?
What is your dream job?
What would you do if you could fly?
Describe the best day of your life.
Who is the person from the Bible you’d most like to meet and why?
Who is the person from history you’d most like to meet and why?
What is your favorite kind of weather and why?
What is your hobby?
Have you ever had to make a difficult decision and what was it?
Did you ever win or lose a contest?
Did your parents ever make you wear something you hated?
Have you ever caught fireflies, crickets, frogs, snakes, etc.?
Did you ever move to a different town/city?
Describe something you learned from a friend.
Describe something you learned from a family member.
Name something you like about yourself and why.
Describe your best personality trait.
Write about your favorite sport and why you like it.