help getting to know my child

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I have been a sponsor of a boy in Ghana since Aug 2009.  In those 6 years, with writing letters and him responding I still hardly know him.  It is really frustrating me - I pray that he will tell me something about himself - something different than what he has been telling me for years.  I guess I'm struggling to connect with him which is disheartening to me.  

Do you have any tips for me on how to connect better with him? 
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abbyhick.8

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Kaitlyn Beck

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Ask him questions about his favorite subject, family, or his favorite things to do. You could say something like, "I'd love to continue to get to know you better, what are some things you would like me to know about you or your country". I have used that before and it usually works.
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That's a good idea.  Thank you I will try that question 
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David Robinson

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Also ask about his friends and what they like to do. Some kids are just better communicators, but don't give up. My boy in Peru would always write generic letters and then he told me he gave his life to Jesus. That opened the door for more communication. 

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