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We began sponsoring a child when the Compassion Experience was in Nashville a few weeks ago. We haven't heard anything else from Compassion and we're very eager to hear more about our child and begin writing to him. How soon can we expect that to happen?
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Lisa Young

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KristenH, Champion

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How exciting!! Welcome to the Compassion family. I'm sure that on Monday someone from Compassion will be able to help you, but I just want to let you know it's not unusual for it to take a few weeks to have your account set up. Once it is, they will give you a sponsor number and you will be able to create an account and start writing your child! Blessings, Kristen
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:) What KristenH said :)
Also for how long it'll take to hear from your child... I've had it vary anywhere from 2 weeks to 8 months (yikes!).  On average though, I find most my kids I hear from about 2 months after starting the sponsorship.  If it goes more than 4 months for a first letter, let Compassion know and they'll check into that for you!

After that, children write every 6 months IF they don't get any letters from you.  Otherwise they write every 2 months if they've had a letter from you within that 60 day period. 

Sometimes first letters arrive very quickly that were pre-written before the child was even sponsored to make sure to get it out on time.  After that, it could take a little bit of time before you start getting letters every 2 months as you wait for your child to receive your first letter and know you are writing too, but once that catches up, I find I hear from my kids quite regularly :)
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Hi Lisa! Welcome to Compassion! We are so excited that you have chosen to make a difference in the life of a child in poverty! You have already answered so many prayers! We're glad you're here. :) 

It can take anywhere between two to four weeks for your sponsorship to be finalized after an event like the Compassion Experience. However, it looks like your sponsorship of Abu has all been setup as of last Friday. I am sending you an email with your sponsor number and information about getting setup with an online account. Once you are logged into your online account, you will be able to view your sponsored child's information, send letters, and make donations all right there online. In the next two weeks, you will also receive an additional packet in the mail welcoming you to the program and giving you some more information on your sponsored child. 

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