Answer about my last letter from Harnol.

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I received letter from boy Harnol, but I haven't received answering of last letter that I wrote him. I am not sure if He received my letter. I wrote it through account
I would like what's going on. CO.574.0223
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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When did you write your last letter? I just received a letter this week from Tanzania replying to a letter I wrote and sent in late August.  It can take some time for responses to happen.  Sometimes, you do get them MUCH sooner, of course. I have not received any response letters from Columbia yet -- though I do have one in translation since late December that I am watching.

Generally, I continue to write and send letters and do not wait to receive a letter from the child.  This is not a penpal relationship to me so much as a mission of encouragement and pouring out love onto the child. Receiving responses is just the icing on the cake when I get them!
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Wilmar, it looks like the last letter that we have on file was written on in June 2017. The next reply letter was sent to you in November 2017. Both of these letters should be visible in the Letter History on Please let us know if you are not able to see them or if you sent another letter between June 2017 and now. 
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Thank you so much for your soon answering. I received one letter in November, it was written in October but I don't read or there is nothing about my letter that I wrote in June 2017.
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I am so sorry for the confusion Wilmar, 
Many of our children struggle with the concept of writing a letter. You are probably the only person your child will ever write a letter to, and sometimes children have trouble grasping the concept of having a “conversation” by mail. When children receive their letters, they often take them home and put them in a special place. When it is letter writing day at their project, they may forget to bring your letter back and may not have any references to your letter’s content. Sometimes the staff will write a list of suggestions or letter samples on the board to help the children in their letter writing. This is one reason letters can sound scripted or unoriginal; out of a deep desire to communicate with their sponsors, children will copy the samples or follow the list word for word. If you have specific questions for your child, we suggest that you keep them brief, simple, and number and highlight each question. This will call the staff’s attention to your questions.
I hope this helps! Thank you again for continuing to inspire and love your child through letters of encouragement! 

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