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Good Evening,

I learned about your program at a Beth Moore, Living Proof event just today :) I stopped by your table and signed up to sponsor a child. I was just wondering what happens next. I have my child's initial packet (including her name, picture and other details about her and her life). But I am not sure if I will be receiving anything else? I have tried to log in the website as a sponsor, but I did not receive an sponsor number. Is that something I should look for in the next few weeks? Or is there somewhere / some way to get that sooner? Thank you for taking the time to review this question. God Bless! 
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Sara

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Angelee

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Welcome to the Compassion Family, Sara!!! I will answer you the best I can. You will recieve some stuff in the mail in a week or so. The info you filled out will take a little time to get into the system. I go my packet within two weeks. I was UBER EXCITED when my packet arrived! In a few months you will recieve your childs first letter!

What you can do right now as you are waiting is write a letter to your child telling them about your feelings about waiting to hear from them and finding out about them. Tell them about you, and go from there! Some people write once every other month, but I write weekly with the compassion "write a letter" section. The kids love to get letters!

I hope that helps you! If you go on Pintrest they have a group called "Second Friday Letter Writing Club" It gives ideas of things to send to your kids and writing tips. If you choose to send your little or big ones something you just send it to Compassion and they will mail it tio the respective country. But you can only send paper items. No toys or anything like that! I sent my first package off Thursday!

Have fun with your new child!
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Elaine Weisenbarger Grove

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Hi Sara, You can go to the website and where it says "log in" by My account click there. You will be sent to a screen to log in or "create an account". Use the email address that you gave them when you agreed to sponsor and you can set up your acct. It will have your child info and on the left is a way for you to send letters online, with cute stationary and the choice to add up to three photos. Once you create your acct. there is lots of info about sending paper gifts, letter writing, going on a tour  etc. Welcome to the family. So excited for you and your little girl.
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Hi Sara! Yay! Welcome to Compassion! We are super excited for you to begin this relationship! Thank you so much for choosing to invest in this child's life! You will be receiving additional information on your child in the next two to four weeks. In the mean time, I would recommend sending that first letter introducing yourself to your child. :) Please write your child's name and reference number on the letter and send it to:

Compassion International
[No street address necessary]
Colorado Springs, CO 80997-0004

Also, if you wanted to get a jump on your sponsorship, you are welcome to visit www.compassion.com/firstpayment or call 800-336-7676. We will be able to finalize your sponsorship right away through either the link or on the phone. Regrettably, since your information is not in our system yet, you will not be able to create an account in the main "My Account" section on our website because it won't recognize you. 
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Sara

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Thank you all for the support and follow up! We have just mailed our first letter to her today and look forward to "getting in the system" :) Thank you and God Bless!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I just sponsored a child and received album but I don't have e anything else. Wi....
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Hi Carolyn!  Welcome to Compassion! We are super excited for you to begin your relationship with Wyllemberg! Thank you so much for choosing to invest in his life! :) You will be receiving Wyllemberg's information and photo in the next two to four weeks. In the mean time, I would recommend sending that first letter introducing yourself to your child. :) Please write your child's name and reference number on the letter and send it to:

Compassion International
[No street address necessary]
Colorado Springs, CO 80997-0004

I know he would love to learn more about you and what life is like where you live. You will be receiving an introductory letter from Wyllemberg in the next few months as well. :) Enjoy his sponsorship and let us know if you have any other questions!
 
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