OK, I'll ask too! Do I have any letters coming?

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Since the last letter from my financially sponsored child never arrived, I'm feeling quite lonely. I hate to bother you guys with this question but I've only gotten one introductory letter so far. Did Florence from Rwanda write again or maybe my little guy from El Salvador? Also, I am retired from the Army and my husband is also retired and our sons are in college so we have a ton of time that we could use to write and send paper gifts to kids. Would you put us back on your very long list for some more kids? Boys for my husband Bob Marshman and girls for me, any country but ages 10-17. We've been buying unique things to send them like extreme dot to dot, adult coloring books, animal, cars, states, countries post cards, cards and tourist pamphlets from places around where we live, etc... We really have a lot to give the kids. We also volunteer at Compassion events!
Oh, and I wanted to share that I was recently baptized in the Caribbean on the small island of St Lucia!
Blessings to all,

Mary and Bob
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Hello Mary! What beautiful pictures! I imagine that this was quite a meaningful memory for you! What were you doing in St. Lucia? Regrettably, I do not see any letters having come from your children since July. However, it looks like a letter was logged at the Rwanda country office from Mukeshimana just recently. This will likely come in the next month or so.

It can take several months to establish a relationship with the children and begin receiving letters regularly. Typically first letters from correspondent children come within four to six months. I added you to the waiting list for three more girls and your husband for three more boys all between the ages of 10-17 years old.

Thank you for pouring your heart into letters for the children! Your letters mean the world. Not only do they bring a smile to a child's face but they also offer hope in the midst of poverty. We've seen children who receive frequent letters from their sponsor do better in school and in their over all confidence and development. Thank you for taking the extra time that you have in this season of life to minister to the least of these!
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Hi Mary Lee! It sounds like you and your husband have found a perfect way for the two of you to serve the Lord through this ministry! Isn't it amazing how things seem to work out like that with God! Thank you for sharing these pictures. I'm so glad for you that you came to know Christ and were recently baptized. I also think it's awesome that you were baptized in the ocean! :) Also, Mary, thank you for your service to our country. I think I can speak for everyone and say that we are all very grateful for that.
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That is wonderful that you were recently baptized, Mary! Thank you for sharing the pictures! :) Adam is right--I am very thankful for your service in protecting our freedoms! Thank you! Also, thank you to you and your husband for getting involved with this ministry. The children that you write to/sponsor will be so blessed by your encouraging words. It does take some time getting a conversation going with these kids, (I just started writing earlier this year, so I'm waiting too!) but it will be worth it. You're doing a good job and keep serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! :)

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