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I wrote my child and received a letter from her and she spoke as though I have not written to her yet. I sent mine online. can you check and see if she received it yet? Thanks
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Good morning, Linda! I see you just began sponsoring Sumaiya, thank you so very much! I bet she was overjoyed to find out that she now has a sponsor! I want to encourage you that we received the lovely letter you wrote to her online back in the beginning of March. With our old system still in place back in March, letters were a very manual process even when written online and take about 2-3 months to be delivered to your child. So the letter you wrote is likely just reaching her or she'll be getting it very soon :). When her first letter to you was written, she hadn't yet received your letter which is why it sounded as if she hadn't read your letter yet. We know sponsors are eager to hear from their children when they begin sponsorship and so a pre-written letter from your child is sent to you in the first four months of sponsorship so that you can quickly get to know your child and begin your relationship! In your case, your first letter came very quickly :). the next letter you receive will be written by her in response to the letter you sent. If she cannot write just yet because she's still only 7 years old, someone will help write to you on her behalf until she can write you on her own. 

Thank you so much for already sending her a letter and I encourage you to write as often as you'd like! We now have a new system that we just deployed this month that allows letters to be delivered in weeks rather than months when you write online! Enjoy our online letter writing tool and please let us know if you have any questions as you begin this wonderful new relationship! You're making such an incredible impact on the life of your sweet girl and we're blessed to partner along side you in ministering into her life!  

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