Why haven't I received a letter after six months? Is there any issue in Ecuador?

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Hello! I started sponsoring a child in Ecuador on June 28th. I received his first letter fairly quick but haven't had any contact since then. I would like to know if there's any special reason why I haven't received a letter; I'm aware there are some countries that are implementing new letter formats and adapting technologies in their center and that might be affecting our communication. Thank you and blessings.
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Hello Katherine! Thank you so much for sponsoring Fernando and for writing to him as well. I am so glad you received your first letter from him! Even with the new letter system, letters can take time to arrive in the children's hands, sometimes up to a few months. I see you last wrote Fernando in September, which would mean he should have received that letter within the next month or two. Once a child receives a letter, they have 60 days to write a reply letter. This would mean that, depending on when he received that letter, you should expect a reply this month or next. Also, I would love to encourage you to write as often as you can to Fernando. Children are required to write two letters per year to their sponsor, whether they are receiving letters from the sponsor or not. The more letters the sponsor writes to the child, the more often they can expect to hear back as well, up to six letters per year from the child.

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