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I have a few friends who aren't current sponsors with Compassion and can't afford to sponsor a child financially, but would love to be a correspondent sponsor. How could I help them get that set up?
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Hi Abby! That's so great that your friends are interested in helping a child in need by writing encouraging letters! It really makes such a difference! To get setup, your friends would just need to email ciinfo@compassion.com and request to be added to the waiting list for a correspondent child. Please have them include their mailing address and phone number so that we can setup an account for them. 
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I have a few children that I am sponsoring; some financially but all with letters. I am wondering about the guideline regarding how many children a person can be a correspondent sponsor to. After looking at my account and if i meet the requirements, please put me on the list for 2 more children. Thank you.
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Hello Cynthia! We are grateful for your desire to encourage children through letters. The only requirement to be a correspondent is that you write to your children at least three times each year and there is no limit to the amount of children you may correspond with. The wait list however, fluctuates daily and so we appreciate your patience as we find you another child to write. As requested, I have added you to the waiting list for two more children. Once a child becomes available, we will add them to your account and you can begin your relationship! 
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Raechel Pacillo

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Good morning! I was wondering if I'm still on the waiting list for another girl? Also, could you tell me where I am in line. Have been really enjoying writing to all my new friends- can't wait to start hearing from each!
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Thanks Emily! I thought I was still on for 2 as well! Am I able to request that they both be girls? Just got back from the store to pick up mailing envelopes to send out welcome books we made! Yay! Thanks for all you do- you & Susan are AMAZING!
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Hi Raechel! We're so thankful for your partnership and for your ministry of writing to all these precious kiddos! :) It looks like one of the requests was already for a girl but I just changed the other one to be for a girl as well. 
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Thank you! What is the current waiting list looking like?
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Raechel, there are about 180 total requests right now. Your first request is at about number 60 on the list. your second request is at about number 130 on the list. 
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Raechel Pacillo

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Okay! Thank you!
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Susan and Emily thank you so much for all your help recently! I am very excited I have already received two boys and can't wait to learn more about them.

I would like to get on the list for another 2 children; a young girl from any country as well as an older girl from any country.
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Hi Casey! It's great to hear from you and it's always our pleasure to help :). I am thrilled that you're getting so engaged in their lives and I know they will be all smiles when they get their letters from you!

As requested, I have added to you to the waiting list for 2 more girls. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Raechel Pacillo

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I think I've gotten bit by the compassion bug. Can you add me to the list for another 4 children. 2 girls and 2 boys please! Having a blast writing and send mail. Can't wait to hear from each of them!
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I'm so thrilled to have been assigned my first correspondence child and can't wait to start writing to her. I do have some questions though. Like, how long has this child been waiting for a letter? Has she had any relationship with her financial sponsor? Were there any previous sponsors who may have written her? Do I need to explain that I'm not the one who had been sponsoring her financially? Also, her profile does not indicate if she has any siblings or other children in the home. Does compassion have that information? And finally, could I get the jpegs of her pictures please? Thanks so much!
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Hi Raechel! I think that the Compassion bug is one bug we don't mind you getting bitten by ;). I am so glad that you're enjoying the relationships you're able to build with these children! As requested, I have added you to the waiting list today for 4 more children.

Good morning Rachel! I am excited that you have received another correspondent girl :). I took a look at her photo and she is such a tiny, beautiful, little thing. I sent you an email with her sponsorship history, sibling information, and the photo we have on file for her. Happy writing!
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Hello, there is a girl that has caught my eye on the website, but i cannot afford to sponsor her yet. Can specifically request writing with her? As long as she is available, I will sponsor her as soon as I can. I cannot stop thinking about her and I keep praying for her.
Thank you!
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Hi Audrey! Although we cannot make you the correspondent of an unsponsored child, I so appreciate your willingness to write to any child in need of a correspondent. We are blessed to have you as part of this community and I am excited for the children that you soon get the opportunity to write letters to. I just know you will be a wonderful influence and encouragement to them :). As requested, I have added you to the waiting list today. You will stay on the list until you receive 5 children.
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Yaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOO excited! C'mon kiddos (or teenagers), God has given me enough love to go around, and a passion for His children! I cannot thank you enough, I wish you could see the smile on my face!
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Where am I at on the list to get more correspondent kiddos? I got Ragavan a couple days ago. I requested 5, so when I get 1 do I go back to the end of the list again?

Sorry for the relentless question to you guys! But thank you!
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Hi Audrey! Basically, each request for a correspondent child is one request on our list. When you asked for five children, we placed you on the list five times. This means that (depending on the specificity of your requests) you will likely receive four more children pretty soon. You are at about 80 or 90 out of 190 on our list. 
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Audrey Logan

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Okay very cool!! Thank you! I CANNOT wait to get more kiddos!
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Marissa

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I am already on the list for a child from Mexico, but can I be put on the list for a girl from the Philippines? Thank you.
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Hello Marissa! :) Thank you for wanting to correspond with a girl from the Philippines! I have added you to the waiting list today. Have a blessed week! 
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Rachel Hoffman

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We're so happy to have gotten another child to correspond with. Could we please get the jpeg of Joshua's photos as well as any info you have regarding siblings, gift history, letters received and number of previous sponsors?

We were quite amazed last time when we read that one of our correspondence children has had the same financial sponsor for over five years but had only received one letter. God bless the sponsor for his or her faithful giving, but it is so sad that he or she never embraced the opportunity to know this boy. I can only imagine how that made him feel to never get a letter for so many years. I don't want to beat up on the sponsor though. It is only through his or her generous financial sponsorship that we are able to write to this child, for which we are very grateful. And Yonatan now has a Christmas card, birthday card and letter in the Compassion pipeline from us. :)
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Hi Rachel! As requested, I have sent you an email with 2 photos of Joshua and information on his siblings and history in our program. Also, thank you so much for sending Yonatan a card for his birthday and Christmas and for sending out a letter. He is going to be so excited to hear from you for the first time! God bless :). 

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