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Dear [sponsor name],
I am writing to you because you have always been supportive of my growth as a young person, especially in connection to God. This December, I will be attending as a camper at Christmas Institute (CI). CI is an annual United Methodist winter camp that began in the Philippines in 1921 and was brought to the Pacific Northwest in 1999. At camp, I will be in community with other youth where we will learn, share, and grow in our faith together.
CI is really important to me because it provides me an opportunity to become closer to God, while also learning more about Filipino history and culture. By attending CI, I will better understand myself, my community, and the world. I will also know better the ways I can contribute to making the world a better place.
[OPTIONAL: insert personal story, for example: CI has brought very important moments into my life. At last year’s CI, as I was standing among my friends singing our praise to God, I realized that I’m not alone. I am surrounded by people who love me, and I am known by a God who loves me. That’s only one example of the fullness CI has given me.]
You can support me in my faith journey by making a donation to help me pay the $200 registration fee. For your convenience, I have included a return envelope with my address and a stamp. Please consider supporting me in this way. I would really appreciate it!