When will I receive my first letter from my child?

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I really want to hear from the child!!
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Chelsea Nichole Boyer Hanks

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I am sorry! I know it can be frusterating waiting to hear from your child. If you got that letter 2-3 months ago, you should get a letter soon (it usually takes 2-3 months to get a letter from your child). You can call Compassion tomorrow (800-336-7676), and they will look up your account and be able to see when you should get a letter. Most people get letters from their children on Mondays, so you might want to wait until you get mail. But of course, you do not have to. I hope you get a letter really, really soon! Lizzie :)
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Shaina Moats

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Hey Chelsea! It takes about 3-4 months for you to receive your first letter from your sponsored child. You should receive your first letter by mid-September. I know it's hard to wait, but it will definitely be worth it!
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Hey Shaina! Thanks for all you're doing for me...but I am working almost the whole time that Compassion is open, and hardly get a chance to call them...I was wondering if there is some other way to check-up...Thanks for all that you do Shaina!
Later, -ChildrenforJesus
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yes you can e-mail them, but Shaina said it wouldn't be until mid-September until you got a letter. So you may want to wait. If you go to Contact Us tab above, you can e-mail them from there.
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I haven't received a letter yet from one of my girls and I've been sponsoring her since February 28th. She is from Ghana. Maybe this isn't a problem, but I'm starting to get a little worried. I hope you all can help me...

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How long does it take to here from your child ? weve been a sponsor for 2 mnts .

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Hi! My name is Hannah Hodges and my sponsor number is 2723732-4 and I started sponsoring Inggrid Balla this January, and have still not gotten anything from her. I got a packet telling me about her and where she lives, but still no letter. Payments have been taken out this whole time. Hoped you all could tell me why I haven't received anything from her. Thanks!

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Hannah you should call Compassion 1-800-336-7676 if you have not heard from your child and have been sponsoring since January. You should have heard from your child 1-2 times by now. Please call so they can look into this for you.
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Emily Odenwald

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Hey, I've been sponsoring since the beginning of August and have yet to receive a letter yet - it's been 4 going on 5 months now. I sent my letter back in the beginning as well. I understand that letters take a while and my child is in Ethiopia and is only 4 years old. However, I assumed the teacher would be able to write for her or something similar. Is this amount of elapsed time normal? What do I do? I'm unsure if my letter even made it to her.
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Emily Odenwald

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Never mind! Looks I found the answer for my question in one of the previous responses - sorry, they were all confused together. Hope I get my letter soon :) How long should I wait for my first letter before it's been too long?
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Shaina Moats

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If it's been longer than 4 months since your sponsorship began, you should contact us so we can contact our field office. Sorry for the delay!
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Emily Odenwald

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Thanks so much! I called them and they were very helpful! :)

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