Last month, we began a series entitled “Letters of Love”. Each month, we will share a topic or theme that you are welcome to use and share as you write letters to your sponsored children.
For our February letter of love, we are going to write about…
you guessed it…
Introduction and the sacrifice of love
Here in the United States, February 14 is celebrated as Valentine’s Day. To begin this letter, we shared about how this holiday is celebrated through giving cards and gifts to those people we love. We then reminded our sponsored children that while giving gifts is a kind way to show our love, there are other ways in which we can show love as well. We shared how Jesus is the best example of love for us all to follow. Using John 15:13-14, 17, we reminded our children of Christ’s loving sacrifice and shared how we should sacrifice time and our own desires to show love to others.
Guidelines for love
Using 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, we gave the Biblical guidelines for love and shared each of our strengths and weaknesses according to this passage of Scripture.
Questions to include in your letter
- What are your strengths and weaknesses according to what you read in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8?
- Can you share with us someone who has sacrificed to show love to you?
- Can you think of a specific way that you can show God’s love to someone today and tell us about how you did this?
Prayer request to include:
- Will you please pray that God would help me to be more (insert weakness according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)?
Close your letter by encouraging your sponsored child to show God’s love to others according to Scripture, and let them know you are praying for them as they experience and show God’s love each day.
Extra goodies to send with your letter
• Sweet Valentine Sticker Paper Doll (for girls)
• Father’s Love Letter (Free download available in many languages and written from God to his child)
• Dare to Love: 1 Corinthians 13 downloadable chart (for older teens)
• Glitter Heart Stickers (12 sheets per pack, send extras for child to share)
• Valentine from God Lenticular bookmarks (remove ribbon and send extras for child to share)
• Coloring pages, dot-to-dots, hidden pictures, mazes, origami, ETC (keep in mind language barriers and any questionable content)