letters to students boarding at a distance

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I sponsor or correspond with several young adults through Compassion. For those who board at school away from home, are their letters still delivered to them while at school or do they just receive the letters during return visits?
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Sandy Montoya

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I've wondered this too. Sometimes a staff member writes and talks about the student and prayer requests and it sounds like they are in contact as they speak in specifics. So I wondered if during breaks our Compassion children visit the project and pick up the letters, or if they do forward letters to where the kids are staying. I've also gotten updates from staff or a parent when my Compassion child is away visiting another parent working in a different city. I like that they make an effort to keep sponsors informed. It helps us know how to pray, and what to write when we correspond. 
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Hi Debi and Sandy! Children that are attending a boarding school will attend all program activities while at home, including letter writing :). Honestly, whether your child will receiving your letter only while they are home or also while at boarding school will depend on how far away they are staying and for how long. It also depends on each project's ability and resources to forward their letters. In most cases, children will receive their sponsor's letters and respond to them when they return home on breaks. However, our wonderful field staff will do their very best to keep sponsors up to date on their child's life and encourage the child's parents or family to write on their behalf when possible :). 

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