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Please can you tell us if/when we might receive a photo of our other three children with their gifts and some kind of note acknowledging the receipt of the gifts and what they were used to buy?
My husband and I are #07160500 . We sponsor four children: Harouna (BF031600279), Joan (UG081600345), Keyla (HA066905109), and Sterson (HA075000415). We began sponsoring these four 7/31 and 8/1. In August, we sent each a family gift, and we sent Joan her birthday gift. In September, we sent each a family gift, and we sent Harouna his birthday gift. We sent Keyla her birthday gift just last month; we know it's way too early to expect anything about that.
We received introductory letters from Joan (9/29), Keyla (10/6), and Sterson (10/11). This thrilled us!!! Then, in December, we received two letters from Harouna, an introductory letter on 12/14 and a letter and photo on 12/23, thanking us for a gift or gifts. Finding out what his family had been able to purchase and seeing his photo with new clothes on, surrounded by the food they'd bought, gave us immense pleasure and satisfaction that we made the right decision to sponsor through CI. While our certainty about CI and commitment to our sponsored children have in no way diminished, we're truly looking forward to hearing something back from the others about what they were able to get with the extra money we sent and to getting photos of the children with their gifts.
I know there's a time lag, and I understand it's not as easy in some countries to get photos, especially given the recent hurricane in Haiti that, thank the Lord, spared our two children and their families who live there. I understand about the software issues, grateful for software that enables us to track letters and gifts and even re-read letters. Having gone through many software conversions in my life, I totally understand the trials and patiently await the rewards. No complaints. But if you could let us know when we might expect some acknowledgement of our gifts, we'd appreciate it very much. We'd like to know what we, with your help, were able to accomplish for these precious ones. Getting the acknowledgment and photo from Harouna was such a joy for us, we're eager for more of the same!
Thank you for understanding and for taking time to reply. We truly appreciate your hard work and diligence to make all this possible for us and for the children.