"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy" Proverbs 31:8-9

Monday, 23 May 2011

What To Write About

Sometimes its hard to know what to write.  Particularly when the child doesn't write often.  It's hard to know what to write to a very young child, and also a young adult ready to complete the program.

Here's some questions which I think are great to ask the kids:  By the time you write the question, and your opinion about it, there's a whole paragrah- Easy!

Does your name have a meaning?
Where do you think rain comes from?
Who is your best friend and why?

What do you think God looks like?
If you could invent one thing what would it be?
What does your home look like?
If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?

If you could be a animal what would you be?
What would you like to see that you haven't seen before?
If you could visit one place in the world, where would it be?

What do you want to be most when you grow up?
Out of rainbows, stars and clouds, which do you like most and why?
Do you enjoy sport?

Is there anything that worries you about school?
If you could fly in a aeroplane tomorrow, where would you go?
If plants, flowers and trees could talk, what do you think they would say?
Who is your hero?

If God poured out all his love, what do you think it would fill?
How do you think stars stay up in the sky?
If you were president of your country, what would be the first thing you would do?

What is your favourite time of day?
I'm getting a new pet, what do you think I should name it?
Who do you most love to spend time with?
What do your brothers and sisters names mean?

What common sayings are there in your country? What do they mean?
Do you have a favourite place to pray?
Is there anything that worries you about school?

Letter writing is new to many sponsored children, but by writing, they learn how to put their thoughts and feelings into words. Don’t be discouraged if letters you initially receive are impersonal and formal. I have had many of those.  Your letter writing friendship will improve over time, as they get to know you too.  For some children it takes time for them to learn to trust you.