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Hi I just received my 1st Correspondance Child! His name is Ahron Lloyd Garidos. Can you send me any previous information/correspondence you have on him? 
Additionally, how should I refer to myself? I know I am not his sponsor, so if anyone could tell me how they address their correspondence children or any suggestions, I appreciate it! 
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Congrats Bre!!! I'm not staff so I can't send you the information you want. but I have a lot of correspondents. 

I usually introduce myself as their new "correspondent" (I leave off the word "sponsor" to avoid confusion) and depending on the child's age, sometimes explain "You have two sponsors who really love you.  One who pays the support and one who writes to you.  I am the one who writes to you. "

After that first paragraph I usually refer to myself as their "Friend", "Friend from Canada" or "Sister in Christ" (if I know they are Christian)

Hope that helps!
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Thanks so much for your input! I appreciate it :)
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Congrats, Bre! I usually just introduce myself and my family and say that we are very blessed and thankful to get to know and write them. I don't even try to explain the whole correspondent at first especially if the child does not speak English (translation can lead to confusion sometimes). There is no right or wrong way to introduce yourself
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Hi Bre! Congratulations on your new correspondent child, Ahron. I am sure he will be very happy to start receiving your letters. His welcome booklet with his information is on it's way to you. This will include his information and a photo of him for you. When I introduced myself to my correspondent child, I just let them know who I was, a little about me and where I live. I just let them know that I am excited to begin a relationship with them and that I was grateful that God brought us together. I think you'll find what is most comfortable for you. We do include an introductory letter in your packet to get you started. I would also include a photo of yourself, family and pets. The children really enjoy seeing you and knowing about your life. I also really enjoy sharing my favorite scriptures with my children and letting them know about the love of Jesus. Here is a link to a blog where some sponsored children shared what some of the favorite things that their sponsor wrote to them were, https://blog.compassion.com/favorite-thing-sponsor-wrote/. I think this blog is helpful in knowing what really touched the children and hope you'll find it useful. I hope that your new journey with Ahron is a blessing.
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Thank you! Are you able to send me any past photos or letters he received? 
Did hw have previous sponsors/correspondents? Thank you for your assistance!
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Hi Bre! 
I just sent you and email with this information. :)
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Thank you! I received it! Just want to let you know y'all are wonderful on this support site! Thanks again and I will be busy at work writing my littles! 
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Hi! I just received my second Correspondent Child! Could you send me any past pictures, a jpeg of his current photo and any information you have on him, or past letters?  Thanks so much!
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Hi Bre! I have sent you an email with this information. Congratulations! 
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Can you please put me back on the list for a correspondence child from Africa? the one that was added yesterday was removed due to financial sponsor cancelling
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Hello Bre! I have added you to the list for you to write to a child from Africa. We will let you know when there is a child available for you!
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I just got a new correspondence child (Caleb Mamani Molina). Can you send me any photos or information you have for him?
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Bre, I am sending you all of the information and photos that we have on Caleb. Happy letter writing!
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Can you send me any information on Kauanny Vitoria Araujo Lourenco, my new Correspondance Child, and a jpeg of her picture.  Also, can I get a copy of Ahron's new photo? Thank you!
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Hi Bre! I have just emailed you! :)
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Hi! I emailed Compassion to make sure if we were still on the list to receive another correspondent child, and the representative said in his reply that a second child had been added yesterday, Mubarike from Ethiopia. I can't seem to find the child on our account, and I was just wondering if you could help me with this? Thank you for all you do at Compassion!
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Hi Elizabeth! I apologize for the inconvenience. You should see Mubarike from Ethiopia on your account now. He is very cute. I know that he will be very pleased to start receiving your letters. Thank you for the ministry that you give to these children. Your letters bring them love, hope and encouragement.  
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No problem! Thank you so much for your help Leah! I have a few question about him. How long has he been in the program, how many letters has he received, how many sponsors has he had and does he have any past photos? Thank you again for all your help! We so enjoy writing to these kids!
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Hi Elizabeth! Oh my goodness, your sweet boy is adorable! Mubarike has only been in the program for a year, so he doesn't have previous photos. He has had one previous sponsor. Sadly, this sweetheart hasn't received any letters yet.
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Thanks Sarah! He's a cutie!! Thank you for all your help! And this little guy is about to get lots of letters! :)
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Hi! Could you send me any information on my new correspondence Child Sié Riddick Enoch Noufé and any of the pictures you have! Thank you!
Also, I have not received any of the welcome packets for any of my correspondence children. Can you please check into this?
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Bre, I have sent you an email with the requested information and photos. I also addressed the welcome packet question in the email. 
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Hi,
I just received a new correspondence child, Ivan from Uganda. Can you please send me any information you have about him; past sponsorship and any jpegs if pictures on file?
Thank you so much!
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Hi Bre! I will send you an email with Ivan's information today :).
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Hi, 
I received a new sponsor child, Allan from Guatemala. Can you send me any previous photos and information you have on him?

Also, should I be getting packets for these children, like I did with my child Nathalia? I have not received any.  Even with my mail forwarding, they have not arrived. I get scans of all my mail daily and have not seen them from USPS.  If I could get them resent, I would appreciate it!
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Thak you so much for your response. I just checked, and I have not received Ahron (PH053400019); Caleb (BO059900761); Kauanny (BR055100139); and Sie (BF095600029... Ivan's just arrived today, so I know there are no mail issues getting to my currently listed address.  If you could re-send those four, I would be extremely grateful! I do like to laminate the cards to remind me to pray and have binders for each child! Thank you again!
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Hi Bre! I appreciate that you spend time in prayer for these children. I would encourage letting them know in your next letter that you are praying for them. We find it really means a lot that they know you are taking time to pray. I have submitted a request to have the welcome booklets sent back out for you. 
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Thank you very much! I do mention to them that I pray for them and that they are special and loved :) Thank you again!
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Hi, Can you check into Ahron (PH053400019); Caleb (BO059900761); Kauanny (BR055100139)'s packets. I have received all the other re-orders except for theirs.  All the others came so quick after you re-submitted. Thank you!
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Hi Bre! I'm so sorry that the welcome booklets for Ahron, Caleb, and Kuanny are taking a little longer than others. I do see that we asked our processing and mail room teams to resend these welcome booklets to you, and they are currently in process. Thank you for your patience :). 
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Exciting News! I received another Correspondent Child! Duvan from Colombia (CO031901283)! Can you please send me any previous photos and information you have on his previous sponsorships? Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time for my requests!
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Hi Bre! I have sent an email with the information that you requested for Duvan. I am sure that he will be very happy to start receiving your letters. 
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Thank you! I appreciate all the assistance y'all provide!
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May I please get a copy of Caleb (BO059900761)'s newest photo? Thank you
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Hi Bre! I just sent you an email with Caleb's new picture. Enjoy! 
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Hi can I please get a copy of my new correspondent child,Putri Talenta Waruwu, photos and any previous sponsor information? I also see she goes by Lenta? Is this how she prefers being addressed?
Thanks so much! Looking forward to getting to know this sweet girl!
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Bre, congrats on the new addition! I am sending you an email now! Yes, it does look like her personal name is Lenta and that is likely how she prefers to be addressed. You are welcome to ask her which she prefers, if you would like. 
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Would you mind sending me Lenta's new photo jpeg? I see she has a new picture!

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Bre, I just sent you Lenta's new photo as well as Mathayo and Debora's photos and information. 
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Hello! I have an adorable addition named Zahair (DR035101535) on my account. I just noticed that the information says female but the photo is of a cute little boy. Just wanted to make you aware
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Hi Heather!
I am so sorry for the error in our information on this child! I have sent an inquiry to our staff to correct this! :)
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No problem
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Hello Again! I am requesting any photos and information on my new sponsor child, Mathayo Taikoo Ng'eneti (TZ024000080) from Tanzinia? Thank you!
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Bre, I just sent you an email with the information on Mathayo :).
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Hello! I have been blessed with yet another beautiful little girl Deborah (TG093000104) from Togo to write to and encourage. Can you send me any photos and info for her? Thank you again!!
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Bre, I just sent you Lenta's new photo as well as Mathayo and Debora's photos and information. 
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Thank you so much! As always thank you for the wonderful support!


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This lovely lady Carolina (PE022301381) came on my account today! Can you please send me her letter/sponsor history and her photos? Thank you so much!!
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Hi Bre!
I just emailed this over to you! :)
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This sweet boy Andry (DR031400605) came on my account today :) can you please send me his letter/sponsor history? Thank you.
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Hi Bre :). I have emailed Andry's pictures and information to you. Enjoy! 
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This wonderful guy Julius (KE076800139) popped up on my account today! Could you please send his letter/picture history! Thanks
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Hi Bre! An email is on its way with this information and photos!
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Sweet Jhenifer (BO061000334) just joined my ohana! Can you please send her letter/photo history? Mahalo!
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Hi Bre! In have just emailed this over to you! :) 
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The lovely Bridget (UG014600086) has joined my Ohana! Can you please send me her mail and photo history :) Mahalo!
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Good morning Bre, 
I just emailed this over to you! :)
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Hi! I got a wonderful Easter present and Diana (PE040100439) has joined my compassion ohana! Can i have her letter and picture history? Mahalo!
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Hi Bre, 
I just emailed this over to you! :)
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Hi! I just recieved another cutie today! Attachēd is his id number? Could you send me letter/pucture history please?
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Bre, I just sent you an email with Sumon's information :).
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Hi, i just recieved another great kid! Can you send me his sponsorship/picture history? Also can you tell me when he is projected to graduate? It didn’t have anything listed in the education tab on the app
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Hi Ashley, 
Your sweet boy, Rio began with Compassion in October 2016. Since then he has had two previous sponsors and one previous correspondent. Sadly, he has never received a gift and has only ever received one letter. I am sure he will will feel so blessed to begin receiving letters from you! :)
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Thank you! Could you forward the letter to me that he got? And letters he sent
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Hi Ashley! For privacy purposes of the previous sponsor, we can't send you any of their letters. However, you're welcome to start fresh writing him letters now that you're his correspondent!
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Compassion  will not send you the letters someone else wrote. It'd be a violation of privacy. It occasionally happens that a sponsor's letter ends up in the correspondent's account, and they do not even like that. Asking for letter history gets you what you got -- how many letters they have received over their history with Compassion.
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Oh. I didnt know that thanks though! So sad he has only gotten one letter and no gifts