No letters from Ethiopia children

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I was wondering if you can check on the letters from my sponsored Ethiopian children.  I write both children each month, have sent each family money and birthday money and have still only received the introductory letter but no others. My one child I have sponsored almost 7 months and have only the introductory letter. I'm not as concerned about this one as my other. I have sponsored her since September 2013. I have only received two introductory letters. ( I believe I received the second because of a change in charge card/name change). But for over a year I have not heard from her and nothing if she received family/birthday money.  
Thank you so much for checking this for me!
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Michelle McGrath

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Emily

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Hi Michelle! Thank you for your concern for both Nuriya and Amdu. I am very sorry that it has been so long since you have received a letter from either of them.

I see that you and your daughter do write each of them very frequently and please know that you are both a huge blessing and we appreciate you feeding them so much encouragement and love through letters! I have sent an inquiry to our office in Ethiopia regarding Nuriya. I see that you sent a generous birthday gift in October of last year and a very thoughtful family gift in November of last year. You should have received a thank you letter for each of these gifts by this time. I want to make sure that she not only received these gifts but also verify that she is doing alright. When I hear back from our field staff, I will be sure to contact you.

I see that you received your first letter from Amdu on May 7th. Because you began sponsoring him in April and it takes 2-3 months to deliver letters both ways; there may be a letter in process from Amdu that has just not made it to our Colorado Springs office yet. He would have received the letter you wrote to him in May, sometime in July and my hope is that you will receive a response to this letter very soon! If you do not receive a letter in the next two weeks (by November 7th); please let me know and I will also send an inquiry to our Ethiopia office regarding your boy to make sure he is doing alright and see if there is a reason that he is not responding to your letters. 

Thank you so much for your generosity and also for writing them so often. I am grateful for your patience as I can see how much you desire to build a relationship with these children. I will be sure to stay in touch with you as I hear back from our country office regarding your sweet girl.
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Could you please check to see if I have any letters on the way to me? We were very excited to received our first letter from Gio in Indonesia this week! I started to correspond with Lissenly around the same time in July, I know it can take a while,  but I was curious if there was a letter on the way from him.
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Hi Casey! I am happy to say that there is actually a letter on the way to you from Lissenly and Carlos. :)
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Casey

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Great thank you! 
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Michelle, it looks like there are still no letters from Amdu. :( I am so sorry that you have had to wait so long for letters from these two! Today, I am sending another inquiry to our office in Ethiopia and asking Amdu to write another letter to you as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. 
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Thank you so much!! I can't wait to hear from them both and pray they are doing alright.
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Hi Michelle! We just received word from our office in Ethiopia that Amdu is doing just fine and is still in the program. Also, we just sent you another letter from him which I hope that you will receive very soon. Merry Christmas! :)
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Thank you! What a great Christmas present! Merry Christmas!

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