I have never been very good at writing letters... Am I letting my sponsored child down?

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I have never been very good at keeping up with letter writing maybe two a year  for 10 years now. I feel guilty about this. Is it common for some children to not get many letters? Hoping basanti isn't feeling jilted (she has never indicated this). 
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Sheri Beck

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I can tell you from my experience meeting the children on sponsor tours that the letters they receive from their sponsors are very important to them.  Some of the children that we visited in their homes had them on the walls of their mud huts and others stored away in special boxes.  Each one that we asked always beamed with a big smile when we asked about the letters they had received.  Additionally, I've had a chance to hear testimony from LDP (university students) who shared about the importance of the letters that they received.  In some cases it was the very thing that helped them get through difficult times in their lives.  So... yes.  They are important.  I'm glad that you are writing two times a year.  Good job!  Keep writing and perhaps after you read this you can jump on your online account and send an encouraging note and a picture today.  That would be 3 a year!  Thanks for sponsoring.  You're making a difference!

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Oh Mercy! I wouldn't say that you are letting your sponsored child down at all! Two letters a year is just fine and I think that the consistency that you've shown is the key. In fact, the average sponsored child receives two letters a year. Yes, the letters are important but you're not doing badly at all. You have been doing what most sponsors do. If you'd like to know some more statistics of letter writing, we have some more information on our blog
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Let God use you and let Him give you the words of encouragement to speak to your sponsor child or children I think you would be letting them down if you don't write them and tell them about you and your family and etc
God bless I hope this encouraged you

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