Stephen Covey wrote in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,
“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.”
When a person receives encouragement they move forward in who God has called them to be and what He has called them to do. Hebrews 3:13 says,
“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”
In my opinion there is nothing greater than the encouragement that comes from a child. It is pure and expressed from a heart that is learning to think and value others above themselves.
Teach the children in your lives to encourage someone today. Give them a post card that is addressed and stamped to a missionary that you or your church supports. Let them know that everyone struggles with temptation and sin, even teachers and pastors and missionaries. There are no “Super Christians” and everyone needs encouragement to live for God. Ask them to write a note of encouragement to the missionaries that these post cards have been addressed to. Encourage them to write a note of encouragement and sign only with “someone who cares” or “a friend in Christ” or something that lets them know someone is praying for them.
Option: If you are asking your children’s class to do this as a group, have them write the cards, collect them and have the church office add the postage and mail so that you can monitor what was written before mailing.
Today they could make a difference in someone’s life. Don’t miss giving this opportunity to a child!