I haven heard from my child in 5 months

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Hey. My husband and I sponser a little boy in Togo named Vincent. We have written him several times since we last heard from him in June. Is it normal to not hear from your sponsored child for 5 months? We are starting to worry.
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Hi Leia! I am so sorry that you haven't heard from your sweet kiddo, Vincent in almost five months :(. I checked on him in our system and don't yet see that we have another letter in process from him. We have been going through a difficult transition to our new letter system, which you can read about in our latest blog post. Regrettably, many other sponsors have had the same issues with their children, breaking our hearts! Letters are still getting to the children and to sponsors, but they are taking a significant amount of time at the moment. Vincent is receiving your letters and should be writing back to you soon. We are able to send inquiries to the country offices to check on the child and remind them that we need a letter when sponsors go more than six months without hearing from their child. If you do not receive another letter from him by the very end of December, please let us know and we would be happy to inquire for you! My prayer is that you will hear from him very soon though! Please know that if anything was going on in Vincent's life that is concerning, we would notify you as soon as we received that information from the staff at his center. As far as I can tell, Vincent is doing wonderful and is enjoying his time in the program. Please keep praying for your precious boy and continue sending him encouraging letters just as you have been doing :).

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