Letter writing is an important way to connect with your sponsored child and play a part in their holistic development. For a child living in poverty, your letters bring hope, support and encouragement that can make a huge difference in their lives. Yet sometimes, it can be difficult to know where to start.

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If you’re looking for some letter writing inspiration or need to save time as you write, here’s a list of 50 easy questions you can include in your next letter. Today is the perfect time to write a letter to your sponsored child!

Family and Friends

  • How does your family gather for meals?
  • What type of household chores do you help with at home?
  • Do you have any household pets?
  • What is your breakfast routine like?
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • Who is in your family?
  • Do you help cook at home?
  • What are some things you love about your best friend?

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Their Home Country

  • What is going to church like in your country?
  • What is school like in your country?
  • What are weddings like in your country?
  • What traditions and customs do you have in your country?
  • How do people in your country do gardening?
  • How do people in your country do farming?
  • How do people travel to work in your country?
  • What is your bedtime routine like?
  • What types of animals do you have in your country?
  • How do you stay cool in the summer in your country?
  • What are some unique aspects of the culture in your country?
  • Do you like going to school?
  • What is your neighbourhood like?

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Encouraging Questions

  • What makes you happy?
  • What are you thankful for?
  • My prayer for you this year is:
  • How can I pray for you?
  • What are some things that make you feel loved?
  • What is something you are thanking God for right now?
  • What is the funniest joke you’ve ever heard?
  • What do you like to do with your friends?
  • What are you good at?

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Likes and Dislikes

  • What games or activities do you enjoy?
  • What food do you like the most?
  • What is your favourite family tradition?
  • What is your favourite thing to do at home?
  • What is your favourite sport to play?
  • What is your favourite thing to learn at school?
  • Do you prefer the morning time or night-time?
  • What is your favourite way to spend your day?
  • Do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
  • What is your favourite animal?
  • What do you enjoy doing?
  • Where is your favourite place to spend time?

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School and Future

  • What do you hope to do when you grow up?
  • What is your favourite subject at school?
  • What do you like to do outside of school?
  • What do you like about the Compassion program?
  • What have you done recently at your Compassion centre?
  • What is your favourite thing to do at your Compassion centre?
  • What is the best thing about your country?
  • What would you most like to know about my country?

Asking questions is a great way to remind your sponsored child that you care for them. Did you know you can write online through your My Account?

Take five minutes to write a letter to your child today!


Words by Abigail Hogarth.