I just wanted to check in and see if everyone is ok in Sri LNka. I heard about the church bombings

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Elaine Nishikawa

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Nicole Woodard

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I was checking in here to find out the same.
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Michael Lee

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I just sponsored a little girl there a few weeks ago. I have been praying for her and her family's safety. Pray that there is no more violence. I am sure Compassion will give updates to anyone that is effected.

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Hello Elaine, Nicole, and Michael! Our hearts are broken over the horrific events that happened over the weekend in Sri Lanka. At this time, we have not received any information indicating our projects or children have been directly impacted. If we receive information indicating your specific child was impacted, we will contact you as soon as the information becomes available. Thank you so much for your continued prayers for the precious people affected!
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Michael Lee

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Thank you Sarah. I went online and sent a card this morning. I put on the top line "send to the family of Fathima". She is only 2, but wanted her family to know that we are praying for the families safety. Is that the correct way to make sure it will make it to the family?
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Michael, 
That should be fine. If your child is much younger, the letters typically get given or at least shown to a family member anyhow. :) 
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Michael Lee

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Quick question, I have had my first letter to Fathima in Sri Lanka in translation for over 3 weeks now and yesterday I seen that I had my first letter from her in translation. Today the letter form her was translated. That was very fast. Does it sometimes take longer in translation going one direction than the other? I know that they must be overwhelmed with letters to Sri Lanka right now, I just wanted to know for future reference.
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Yes. I've had letters to Rwanda take weeks to translate and in the meantime a letter from Rwanda popped in after just a couple of days in translation.
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Michael Lee

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Perfect, thank you!
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Sierra, Employee

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Thank you, Sarah, for your help! Michael, please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns. :)
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I was also wondering about the well being of our child in near Batticaloa. I saw there was a place targeted by the bombing. Vijayarajan Diloraj - LK 030100034
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Hi, Lisa! Thank you so much for your concern for your sweet child! As of right now, we have heard word from our staff in Sri Lanka that all of our staff and children are safe! If anything does arise that contradicts that, and your child has been affected, we will notify you as soon as possible.

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