It has been a while that I have blogged about our sponsorship in India. Summer has come and gone. School is in full swing. We slacked, we picked up, we moved on and moving on..
This post has been long due but I didn’t feel like writing about it.Yesterday a friend said something which encouraged me to type up this post today.
So what has been in our compassion packet lately beside the handwritten letter?
Sticker: My kids love stickers so I know Apeksha would do.
Bible story printouts
Every Sunday our children have an opportunity to hear the word of God in Sunday school and from pulpit. I know Bible stories are shared with Apeksha at the compassion center but I doubt that she has an opportunity to hear the word of God and His story like our children do. So I thought, we will share the Bible story with her. I understand that our letter will take months to reach to her but we must start it anyway.
So we started where everything starts. Book of Genesis .
Days of creation(Genesis 1)
My children made the days of creation sheet for her. I included little matching exercise for her to do as well.
Then we tried to tell the story of goodness to sinfulness(Genesis 2 – 3) using the printouts, available all over the internet. I included the same sheets for her to color as well.
We will continue to move on with stories in our subsequent letters.
My country – Your country
Idea is to tell Apeksha little bit about our country, USA ,comparing in the same terms as her country ,India (mine too)
We started with flags
We compared the time and common greetings.
We will continue to build on to it.
As you see the items listed above, please remember that it took me couple of days to get it together. We had to fight little battles to get this going with my kids’ .Once they started, they were very spirited to finish it up. Notice the ‘Garden of Eden’ where very blue sky is full of many black big birds as pictured by 5 yr old boy.