Response times for letters under new system

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I was a child sponsor a few years ago before the new letter writing system came into effect. With the new system, where letters are scanned or where you can write online, are the response times for receiving letters back from your sponsored child faster? I recall waiting up to 8 months previously to receive a response to a letter that I had sent to my sponsored child.
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Carla

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Pat Taylor

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I’ve been sponsoring my child in Ethiopia for 4 months and write to him online I’ve had 2 letters from him and one lovely photo which was mailed to me
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Carla

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Thanks for your response.  Were those letters responses to letters that you had sent to him previously?
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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I don't pay a lot of attention to which letter I wrote the specific one I just received is responding to. But I do know I get responses.  AFter our trip last summer (late July) where we went up to see Mt St Helens I wrote a letter to my kids about volcanoes. Sent July 31. On September 18 I got a letter back from one kid in the DOminican Republic saying that Volcanoes scared her a little bit.  Yikes!
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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(Not every letter is responded to quite so fast of course.
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Carla

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That's pretty good for response time. Thanks!
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Hi Carla! Our letter system is definitely more efficient now that the new system is in place. The longest you should have to wait to get a response from your sponsored kiddo is six months. We hope that letters get to you more quickly than that, and they generally do, but six months is the maximum. :)

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