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Hi, 

I just sponsored my first Compassion child and am excited about this. She is 11 years old and from the Philippines. Do you have any advice for letter writing? I see her father is not alive anymore and she is not living with her mother. I'm hoping to be able to encourage her, etc since it sounds like she has had a hard life. Also, is it possible to know if she has had a previous sponsor since she is older or to know more about her situation? Her ID is PH093300184.
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Krista Hoffbeck

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Beth Luebke, Champion

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I sponsored a boy whose mother died when he was 12. He was in Indonesia, and we had a couple of letters discussing the loss. I’d encourage you to tell her how much you care for her and how you find strength in Jesus. Children are typically registered between ages 3-9, so you are probably right that she has had at least one sponsor. I’ve been able to call and just ask how many sponsors and number of letters my kid received. In one child’s, he had 4 previous sponsors and gotten one letter. But most of the information you have is about the same Compassion in the US knows. Call or email Compassion and a rep should be able to share that with you.

The good news is that she now had you, and many church leaders and staff who are dedicated to show her that she matters. Thank you for sponsoring her!!!
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Krista Hoffbeck

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Thank you very much Beth! 
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Krista, 
Congratulations on your new sponsored child, Mary! She is beautiful! :) I see that Mary joined Compassion in March 2012. She did have one previous supporter. Sadly, this supporter is not from the United Stated and this means I do not have access to see their letters.  I am so sorry that we are not able to tell you if she has received letters from this supporter. :(
If you would like just some general information on how to write to your beautiful young lady, you can visit our site here: https://www.compassion.com/newsponsor/write.htm. We have lots of suggestions on how to get started! :) I hope this helps! 
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Krista Hoffbeck

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Thank you very much for the information! I look forward to writing to her!

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