Letters from sponsors come in to the Ghana office through the Global Ministry Center (GMC) in Colorado Springs. They come in mainly by DHL, but a few letters also come in through e-mail.

When these letters are received they are sorted out and entered into the computer system to track that they were received. They are then distributed into pigeon hole mailboxes created for every church partner at the country office.

The next step is for the child development workers from the child development centers to come to the country office to collect the letters, get them to the children, make sure that the letters are replied to and then bring the replies to the country office in good time to be sent to the sponsors.

Compassion Ghana started its Child Sponsorship Program barely three years ago. The majority of the children who were registered into the program were not in school. They only got the opportunity to go to school once they were enrolled into Compassion.

As such, even though some of our children are 12 years old, you find them yet in kindergarten or in the first grade. The best children in these grades can say the alphabet and read two- or three-letter words.

So in Ghana, just a few of our children are able to read and write their own letters. It is therefore the responsibility of the child development workers at the centers, and when possible, some volunteers who help at the centers, to read letters to the children and reply to these letters.

Nana Kojo Sekyi-Arthur is the social worker at the Mount Zion Methodist Church Child Development Center. He has been with the center since it started almost three years ago. Nana Kogo, just like all the other child development workers, visits the country office once every week, if there is no emergency.

nana-kogo-letter-writing-ghanaEach time he visits, he checks the center’s pigeon hole for any mail or other materials placed there by the office. If there happens to be any correspondence from sponsors to children, Nana Kojo collects them and brings them back to his office. As soon as he gets there, he makes photo copies of all the letters. The original is given to the child to take home, and the copied one is kept on file for reference purposes.

In the community where Nana Kojo works, the people are mostly fisher folks with very little or no formal education at all. They are unable to assist their children with responding to sponsor letters.

For unscheduled letters, which are not too many, when Nana Kojo collects the letters from the country office he makes sure to read all of them before meeting the children again.

The next time the children come to the center the letters are distributed. The older children who can read and write are encouraged to read their own letters and try to write replies to them. There are a number of volunteers who help.

Georgina and Enoch are volunteers who give a lot of assistance with the letters. They correct the older children’s letters. They also read through to see if the sponsor has asked any questions and whether they have been answered. If everything is done well, Nana Kojo copies all the letters into an exercise book.

Every child has an exercise book specially set aside for letters. Each letter the child writes to his sponsor is copied into these exercise books. When writing the next letter, the previous ones are read letter-writing-ghanaagain so as not to keep repeating the same things over and over again. The children then copy their letters onto the appropriate sheets designed for letter writing by the country office.

The next letters to be written belong to the children who cannot read or write. For this group, Nana Kojo likes to work on the letters personally. He reads the letter to the child. If there is some information the sponsor asks that Nana Kojo cannot provide and the child cannot help with, Nana Kojo goes to the child’s house or invites the parents to the office to help in providing the information needed to complete the letter.

Sometimes some of the letters do not include any special questions from the sponsor. To reply to such letters, Nana Kogo has to keep a close observation on the child so as to discover interesting things to write about. He also usually sits with the children as he writes the letters on their behalf. He involves letter-writing-ghana-drawingthe children by telling them what the sponsor has said and urges them to also say what they want to tell the sponsor. Children are encouraged to draw pictures, which are attached to the letters. They draw things such as the country flag, trees, houses, cars and much more. In some cases Nana Kojo cuts out pictures for them to trace and color.

Scheduled letters form a greater part of the letters the children write to their sponsors. These include holiday letters, Christmas greetings, Christmas thank you letters, and Easter holiday letters.

With these letters Nana Kojo solicits the help of some of the volunteers and some of the older children. They share the number of children among them and involve the children by working with one child at a time. The children are encouraged to say something of their own accord to the sponsor.

Scheduled letters are the most challenging letters for the child development worker to deal with. Most times these letters are delayed in getting to the field office. Nana Kojo explains:

“Imagine what it is like when you have a deadline to submit about 190 letters to the country office and for some reason you cannot find some children; you are then faced with the problem of going to their homes to look for them.”

When all is done, the children’s letters are brought to the country office. Nana Kojo says that since he was given the responsibility of the children’s letters, he has become an earnest participant of every activity which goes on around him.

“Things that did not matter to me before have become worthy of note to me. I pay ardent attention to cultural practices now because I realized that the sponsors talk a lot about the exclusive things in their country and want to know some unique things about Ghana from their sponsored children.

They also like to know the current news in the country. The only way I will be able to communicate effectively is to keep abreast with what the media is saying. So I listen to the news a lot now, something I did not used to do at all.

I can gladly say that reading and writing the children’s letters has given me a lot of enlightenment. I have learned so much from other countries, and my eyes have been opened to things in my own country. My close association with the children has made me to know and understand them better and I love them afresh every new day. I bless God for an opportunity like this.”

Back at the country office these letters are checked for quality assurance: correct sponsors’ names and numbers; correct children’s names and numbers. Letters are also checked to find out if the children contributed to the writing of the letters, by looking out for drawings, especially from children who do not write their own letters.

It is also at the country office where these letters are sorted and grouped into countries of destination. The next step is to scan and save the letters for the children’s records.

After all is done, they are gathered together by sponsor country and sent by DHL to the GMC where they are tracked and distributed to the sponsor’s countries.

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  1. Jun 13, 2008
    at 6:47 am

    Wow! That is a staggering amount of work for letters! I never realized how much went on behind the scenes. My thanks go out to all the people like Nana Kojo who work so diligently on this part of the ministry!

  2. Jun 13, 2008
    at 7:57 am

    Me either!

  3. Shelly Quigg
    Jun 13, 2008
    at 9:18 am

    I know it is unique to each situation, but I am curious to know on average how many letters the sponsored children receive each year. Are there some children who never receive letters? Is there a system in place to solicite letters from volunteers if a child never receives one? I am just curious because correspondance with my 3 sponsored children is so important to me. I hope that all children are being encouraged regularly by their sponsors.

  4. Felix Aboagye
    Jun 13, 2008
    at 10:49 am

    A sponsored child gets about 6 letters a year. Some children do not get letters at all so volunteers sometimes write to the children. You should hear the children when they get letters.

  5. Jun 13, 2008
    at 10:58 am

    I am curious to know when are the letters translated from English? Are they translated in Colorado or when they arrive in country?

  6. Jun 13, 2008
    at 11:30 am

    @ LeeAnn
    The letters are translated in country.

    The Journey of One Letter is a good complement to this post.

    @ Shelly Quiqq

    You may enjoy the comment conversation on the Are My Letters Really That Important? post

  7. Jun 13, 2008
    at 1:29 pm

    That is a lot of work – and with so many children! I thought 25 writing projects with my grade 3 class were a lot to edit but this is a far bigger project. The 30 – 45 minutes I spend writing to my sponsored child seems just a little smidgeon of time. Off to send a birthday card to her now :))
    Thanks for all the info.

  8. Jun 13, 2008
    at 5:23 pm

    What amazing detail describing the process! This makes me all the more excited to receive the first letter from my sponsored child!

  9. Jun 15, 2008
    at 12:39 pm

    Wow! That is a lot of work. I have a new appreciation for the people who work so hard for me to be able to communicate with my sponsored children.

  10. patience antonio
    Jun 17, 2008
    at 2:21 am

    English is the official language in Ghana, so there is no translation. the content of sponsor’s letter is explained in the local language or simple english to the child. Letters bring joy to the child, so let’s keep working hard to keep the relation between the children and sponsors going.

  11. Jun 17, 2008
    at 5:36 am

    Patience’s comment means I need to clarify my earlier one :-)

    For countries where a letter must be translated, the translation occurs in that country’s office, as opposed to the Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs

  12. Jul 7, 2008
    at 7:42 am

    Wonderful post. I have recently added myself to the “volunteer” list to write to another child in addition to the girl I sponsor in Tanzania. How do we express our appreciation to all the folks who help them read and write their letters? They mean so much to me, and I’m sure to my sponsored child!

  13. Helena Dworeck
    Dec 21, 2008
    at 11:07 am

    I have been thinking the sending and translating process and the time it will take. I think that it is impossible to send a birthday card because you never know, when it reaches child. If someone has sent birthday cards, so please tell me, how have you done it.

  14. Allen
    Dec 21, 2008
    at 3:44 pm

    I usually do send my sponsored children birthday cards about two months before their actual birthday and put their birthday date on the outside of the card. Even if they get the cards a little early or a little late, they’ll know I was thinking of their birthday.

  15. Johanna
    Feb 4, 2009
    at 9:03 pm

    I was asking to myself why my sponsor kid did’nt write, because his age, now I can understand, and I want to support them strongly, I know God is giving him a hope and a future. Lets pray togheter for Ghana and Compassion’s work, and for all staff and volunteers

  16. alyson
    Feb 26, 2009
    at 2:38 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! I love being able to learn more about my little Ghanaian sponsored child and her country.

    I noticed that the post said, “the child development center workers make sure the sponsor’s letters are replied to.” Does this mean that Ghana is on the reciprical letter system?

  17. Brianne Mullins
    Feb 27, 2009
    at 1:34 pm

    Hi Alyson,
    So glad you liked this post :)

    I have an answer to your question:
    We do have countries that are officially on reciprocal letters but Ghana is not one of them. Although, some of the countries we work in are doing this is some way or another even if they are not officially listed as doing so.

    I hope this helps!

  18. alyson
    Feb 27, 2009
    at 4:00 pm

    Brianne -

    Thank you so much for answering my question!

    God bless

  19. Barbara M.
    Feb 27, 2009
    at 4:27 pm

    Brianne, could you tell me, are Tanzania, Thailand and Ethiopia on the reciprocal letter format? This is a wonderful blog for learning more about our children and the letter writing process. THANK YOU!

  20. alyson
    Mar 1, 2009
    at 8:01 am

    Hi, Brianne! To add to Barbara M.’s question, could you please list all of the countries that are on the reciprical letter list?

  21. Brianne Mullins
    Mar 6, 2009
    at 9:47 am

    Hello Alyson and Barbara,
    I love how interested you both are!

    And for everyone else (just in case) here is more info:

    We now have 10 countries that write reciprocal letters to sponsors (this means that when a sponsor writes, their child will respond immediately, not just on the three letter per year schedule). The countries are Peru, Ecuador, El Salvador, Thailand, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Indonesia, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia :)

  22. Rebecca
    Mar 6, 2009
    at 1:08 pm

    Hello,

    Do you know if and when the other countries will also switch to the reciprocal letter system? I think it aids communication between sponsor and child a lot, though I definitely understand the difficulties in coordinating everything! I have a sponsored child in Haiti!!

    Thanks!

  23. Brianne Mullins
    Mar 6, 2009
    at 3:21 pm

    Hi Rebecca,
    We would like to eventually move most, if not all, the countries we work in on a reciprocal letter writing process. As you mentioned, we recognize it is a great way to strengthen the connection between a child and sponsor. But of course, for our Field staff to implement this quite a lot needs to be taken into consideration. It is a lot of planning and takes extra resources.

    Just because a country we work in is not officially on the reciprocal letter writing process does not mean that some of the countries are not already implementing something similar to this.

    From what I understand there are no plans for the near future to move Haiti onto this process.

  24. Rebecca
    Mar 6, 2009
    at 3:36 pm

    Hi Brianne!

    Thanks for your reply! =) Its a bit of a disappointment to be honest, to know that I probably will not be receiving real replies to the letters I send to my child… (I’ve heard that letters written only on specified occasions tend to be more formal and less personal etc.) I was wondering if say a child wants to write to the sponsor over and above the 3 times a year, and their country does not follow the reciprocal letter writing process, do they have to wait for the next letter writing day to do so? Just curious! Are they all country specific or maybe project specific, on how they go about with their letter writing etc. Of course, I’ll still write often to my little boy in Haiti!

    Thanks for the information! =)

  25. Mar 6, 2009
    at 8:52 pm

    Originally Posted By Brianne MullinsHello Alyson and Barbara,
    I love how interested you both are!

    And for everyone else (just in case) here is more info:

    We now have 10 countries that write reciprocal letters to sponsors (this means that when a sponsor writes, their child will respond immediately, not just on the three letter per year schedule). The countries are Peru, Ecuador, El Salvador, Thailand, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Indonesia, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia :)

    I was surprised to see Peru on here. My child is from Peru, and I’ve received one letter that was more formal, and never received any update as to what my money is being used for (including Christmas gifts) over a 9-month period. I’ve probably sent a letter every 3-4 weeks and have no idea if they’re getting to the destination.

  26. Candee
    Mar 7, 2009
    at 6:53 am

    All of this was very interesting to read. We have a child in Ethiopia and 2 in Kenya, but receive only the 3 letters a year. We write monthly to each child. Do you know why we wouldn’t be getting letters written back to us each time?

  27. alyson
    Mar 7, 2009
    at 12:54 pm

    Hi, Brianne! Thank you so much for your reply. I was very excited to see that Nicaragua is now on the list. My family has been sponsoring a child from there for almost 2 years now and we always write to her at least twice per month. We have been only receiving the 3 standard letters per year so it will be fun to start receiving lots more letters from her soon! Did Nicaragua very recently become a reciprical letter country?

  28. Barbara M.
    Mar 7, 2009
    at 1:34 pm

    Steve, I have experienced some of the same with some of my children. Even though each one is from a reciprocal-writing country I do not receive reciprocal letters either. I also do not always hear that my donations have been received or what they have been used for. I won’t quit writing or sending monetary gifts but it would really be an encouragement to know that they are at least being received.

  29. Mar 7, 2009
    at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for the comments, Barbara! There’s a line between having faith God is doing what he wants to do with the money that is His to begin with, and getting some type of feedback that I should continue doing what I’m doing.

  30. Brianne Mullins
    Mar 10, 2009
    at 7:10 am

    Hello everyone! I have been reading your comments and I just wanted to let you know I am looking into this process further. I will get back to you with some answers once I know :)

    Also, I’ve loved hearing how consistent you all are to write your child/children! I have learned more and more about how cherished these letters are, especially after taking the tour of Compassion (and working here too)! I am sure you all know this, but even though you may not be hearing back from your child/children right away these letters are offering hope and love in the midst of very difficult circumstances. Thanks for acknowledging this and continuing to serve our Lord by encouraging His children :)

  31. Brianne Mullins
    Mar 19, 2009
    at 8:19 am

    Hello everyone,
    I have answers! Steve, Candee, Barbara, & Alyson seeing as your children are in countries that are on the reciprocal letter writing process you should be receiving replies to the letters you send – not just the standard three letters. I have talked to the department that handles this and they can communicate with the field about your letters to figure out what is going on. Please contact us at 800-336-7676 or send us an email and the correct person will begin processing your request. Be ready with your child’s number.

    Hi Rebecca, the reciprocal letter writing process is country specific, not center specific. If a country is not on the reciprocal process does not mean the different child development centers do not have flexibility to write more than 3 letters.

    I hope this helps:) If you have more questions feel free to contact the above number and they can further help you!

  32. Mar 19, 2009
    at 11:25 am

    My child lives in Kenya, and I used to send lots of emails and letters to her, but only got three back a year. I eventually only wrote when I heard from her first. Now that I know it is reciprocal in Kenya, I will write more often. How long has it been that way there? I want to hear from her more!
    Kathryn

  33. alyson
    Mar 19, 2009
    at 8:04 pm

    Hi, Brianne!

    Thank you so much for checking into this for us. I think I will try contacting Compassion, as you suggested, about the letters because I am curious about the situation. But my family will definitely keep writing to our child very often whether or not we receive more letters from her.

    Thanks again! God bless

  34. Rebecca
    Mar 26, 2009
    at 10:48 am

    Hi…

    I was wondering if I would be able to find out roughly how often do the children receive mail? Are they the same for all the countries or do they differ?

    It would be nice to know what it is like for all the countries… otherwise, would I be able to find out for at least for the following countries?

    - Haiti
    – Ethiopia
    – El Salvador
    – Ecuador
    – Dominican Republic
    – Rwanda
    – India
    – Indonesia

    Thanks!! =)

  35. Kristen
    Mar 28, 2009
    at 11:36 am

    Originally Posted By alysonThank you so much for checking into this for us. I think I will try contacting Compassion, as you suggested, about the letters because I am curious about the situation.

    I agree — I also have a child in Nicaragua, and I had no idea that they were on the reciprocal system. I’ve been sponsoring her for a little over a year and have gotten 4 letters, but I’ve written a good deal more than that.

  36. alyson
    Mar 29, 2009
    at 7:12 am

    Hi! For everyone who is wondering about their child’s letters:

    I called a Compassion representative recently. She told me that there are many countries on the reciprocal letter list that very recently switched over to this system so it may take a little while to train in all of the child development center workers, to get the system going, and to start receiving your reply letters as a sponsor. She also told me that even if your child does not live in a reciprocal letter country they are still allowed to write to you as many times as they want to (above the required 3 letters/year). But don’t get discouraged if you write very often and still only receive 3 letters/year back from your child! The children love and treasure ALL of the letters you write. But your child may not understand or realize that he/she needs to say “thank you” for a gift that you sent, or that you like receiving his/her letters as much as he/she likes receiving letters from you. Also, younger children, or older children who haven’t had much schooling, need help from an adult to write letters which may be why the letters seem so impersonal.

    I hope this helps all of you. Please don’t ever get discouraged that your letters don’t mean anything because your child treasures them so much. God bless

  37. Mar 29, 2009
    at 11:31 am

    Two days ago, I received two letters stapled together from my child in Peru – allegedly a reciprocal country. One letter was dated January, and the other in February. It took me more than two months to get that January letter, and the February letter was him asking for a picture of me which I sent back in September!!! I was very happy to get the letters, but can’t the timeliness of these exchanges be improved? There was no acknowledgement of a Christmas gift or a Birthday gift. Is there a way to check if my extra money sent is getting to the destination and not being spent on other things for Compassion?

  38. Sara F.
    Mar 29, 2009
    at 8:26 pm

    I am fairly new to Compassion (December 2008) and was surprised to learn that there is sometimes no acknowledgement of a gift. Obviously, a gift should not be given to get thanks, but even if a Compassion Center Rep could jot a note saying how a family or child used a gift and/or just that it was received would be encouraging. I recently sent some family gifts in honor of Easter and would love to know that they were received!

  39. Rebecca
    Apr 3, 2009
    at 11:38 am

    Hi,

    I had another question…

    Are there any other countries other than Ghana that the main language of correspondence used is English?

    Just wondering…

    Thanks!

  40. Norma
    Apr 29, 2009
    at 10:36 am

    Wow, I am very blessed to be getting my letters from my 2 children in Tanzania, pictures too. I know this letter writing process is very timely and made more difficult when these kids are so young and many can’t write yet. Hard to imagine their daily life a world away. Just wanted to extend my thanks to all the efforts to get letters back and forth!!!

  41. Sharon Charlton
    Apr 29, 2009
    at 4:14 pm

    This is the first time I’ve ever written on a blog. The comments and responses have answered many of my questions. My little girl is from El Salvador and it’s been alittle under a year since I’ve been writing her. I have received more than 3 letters, but have only learned the basics about her. She wasn’t attending school, but now I think she is, based on what was said in one letter I received. How do I know for sure that she is? Or get an update on how she is doing. I truly enjoy the sponsorship, and would love to receive a new photo of her and/or her grandparents. tell her how happy I am that she is now in school if she. I just didn’t want to ask her for a photo that she has no ability to provide or embarrass her if she isn’t in school or writing her own letters. Thanks to all the staff that coordinates this important effort.

  42. Sara F.
    Apr 29, 2009
    at 6:20 pm

    Hi Sharon,

    I think I read that photos/case studies(?) are updated every 2 years. I probably wouldn’t request one directly of her, as like you mentioned, she might not be able to provide one. I have heard of people who have gotten an unexpected photo even of the entire family, but I don’t know that that is generally the case.

    It is wonderful that you have received more than 3 letters. I have a few children we are sponsoring. I have yet to hear from one, but have received one letter from the others and 2 from one child. I am always hopeful when I go to the mailbox!

    Have a great day.

  43. Linda T.
    Apr 30, 2009
    at 3:25 pm

    We sponsor a little girl in Ecuador and have been blessed with MANY letters from her. We gave a family gift once, using our tithe when we were between churches and were excited to receive a picture of the girl and her entire family, showing how the gift was used. We have received other pictures of the girl and her sisters. Yay, Ecuador!

  44. Michelle
    Dec 2, 2009
    at 5:01 pm

    I’m so very grateful to read blog posts like this…. and the responses. It makes me feel like I am not alone! :)

    I think I am going to try and find out how to become a fill in for a sponsor who has no interest in writing to their child. I can’t afford to add on any child sponsorships, but I’d love to write to another child and send things to let them know they are loved!!!

    Just gotta find the blog posting that tells you how to do that… lol

  45. Annie Garcia
    Apr 20, 2010
    at 11:12 am

    I just want to say that I wouldn’t care if I only got 3 letters a year from my children. I would keep on writing and sending them little gifts. We should understand as sponsors that we are not in this to get letters – we are in it to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Which sometimes will mean getting nothing in return. Of course we cherish every letter we get, but we should not expect them. :)

    Just my humble opinion.

  46. Annie Garcia
    Apr 20, 2010
    at 11:13 am

    I’m sorry, in my previous post I meant to say “we should not expect them as often as we write them.”

  47. Sharon Charlton
    Apr 20, 2010
    at 6:09 pm

    we have sponsored Vernonica from El Salvador for about 2 years. She just turned 12 and had never attended school before. She just wrote (through a helper) and I am so happy that she told me she is now is second grade. I can see so much improvement in her coloring and she can now write (and did a few words on the picture she drew). I also a few months ago received a new photo of her. I feel very blessed to have her in my life and appreciate the time spent on these letters by her country. Sharon Charlton

  48. Jun 17, 2010
    at 7:14 am

    This post touched my heart…. what a labor of love… the passion that the Compassion staff and volunteers have for these children and their development is one of the many things that makes Compassion such an outstanding organization unlike any other I’ve ever worked with.

    Proud to be a Compassion Advocate, and inspired to keep writing to these precious children. It’s in giving that we are blessed, regardless of the “return on our investment”… I’m feeling my heart tugging me to Ghana if we’re able to add another child to our Compassion family.

    Thank you, to each Compassion staff member who makes sponsorship possible… it’s so appreciated. We couldn’t do this without you.

  49. Alexine
    Jun 17, 2010
    at 2:30 pm

    I am glad I came across Nana Kojo’s letter, which encouraged and informed me. It was especially sweet to see that as he serves he in turn is blessed. I smiled at how he loves the children “afresh each new day.” I am a new sponsor of Yonnas and Tinsaye (6-year old boys) in different Ethiopia projects. It hasn’t been a whole month yet, but I got my first letter today from Yonnas’ pastor at the church in Wolisso. How good to know that the center has been able to meet many goals and continues improving lifes and spreading the love of Christ.

  50. Barbara Ferraro
    Jun 17, 2010
    at 7:57 pm

    While on a tour to the Dominican Republic and to Bolivia I was able to see how letters from sponsors were handled and also the letters back to the sponsors. It gave me a better understanding of how much goes into the letter writing and delivery and why it is so important to write the children as often as possible. If i have not received a letter from one of my children in at least two months, then I will write a letter to them. I would like to do it monthly but don’t always get the chance. When I get a letter back I usually respond within a week to two weeks, no longer. Sometimes these letters are all the children have to show them someone in another country truly cares about them. I include post cards, pictures to color, stickers and anything flat that they might enjoy. I am going to try something new with my next letters, little foam animals, people, flowers, birds, etc., that are flat enough to go through the system.

  51. Michele LaHue
    Jul 8, 2010
    at 6:44 pm

    Wow! I had no idea the amount of work that went into writing letters! Thank you to Nana Kojo and all of the others who assist our children in letter-writing! It is a reminder of how very different our children live from the way we do.

  52. Joanie
    Sep 3, 2010
    at 3:50 pm

    I am so happy to read this article! It is a pleasure and God’s blessing to see these children work so diligently on learning to write and communicate to their sponsors and correspondents, and to learn to write for themselves especially.
    Thank you Nana Kojo, for all of your extended and beautiful efforts and doing God’s service.
    Also, now I know how to write to my Tanzanian child even better, now that someone at Compassion International told me the time frame and all the efforts that go into the letter writing/sponsorship/correspondence process. Thanks to all the people in the Compassion International organization. You all have beautiful hearts and are God’s blessing to the children and participants and the world!

  53. Ken
    Nov 8, 2010
    at 3:27 pm

    Thank you for this information about the letter writing process. We have sponsered a child for many years and have had the same questions about the responses of our sponsored child. This commentary hits our concerns on the head. We thank the Lord for the privilage of loving a child through Compassion International and now even better understand the process. God bless.

  54. Dec 14, 2010
    at 11:27 am

    This is such a thorough and organized process! LOVE it!

  55. Dec 14, 2010
    at 8:18 pm

    I have just recently sponsored a 12 year old girl from Ghana so I was very interested in this post. The sponsor of another girl in the same project as mine said that she receives a letter for each letter that she sends. I’m pretty excited about that, since my other children don’t write but a few times a year.

  56. Dan & Krista
    Jan 30, 2011
    at 7:37 pm

    Thank you so much for enlightening us on how the letter writing process works. We are so blessed to have sponsored a young man in Ghana. My husband used to travel there for work so we wanted to sponsor a child there since he had a connection to that country.

    We are blessed that Evans write back to us after every letter we send to him. He is very inquisitive and answers our questions and has many questions of his own!

    God Bless all of the workers who are associated with Compassion. You are surely angels doing God’s work.

  57. Vicky Whitt
    Mar 29, 2011
    at 10:52 am

    God bless each of you volunteers who serve the Lord by serving the children and sponsors. Thank you Nana Kogo and the others for your time and love. May God reward you with blessing after blessing and provide you with grace to continue. This information has been so helpful for me.

  58. Kim
    Jun 30, 2011
    at 6:08 pm

    I so appreciate being directed to this blog by a wonderful woman at CI. Though my precious child lives in Rwanda, this gives me a great understanding of how the process works and has answered so many of my questions. Please let Nana Kojo know just how deeply we appreciate how personally he approaches his work! I wish I knew the name of the “Nana Kojo” in Rwanda, as I’d love to send a letter of appreciation! I’m so glad that God has recently led me to support the work of CI, as I am truly astounded by their dedication and expertise at making every dollar count for so much more than I could ever imagine and their organizational skills with which this is accomplished. God bless each and every one of you involved with CI and the Developmental Centers. We love you all.

  59. Sep 6, 2011
    at 7:57 pm

    Thank you so much for this post, the information shared was very interesting. What a tremendous blessing the Compassion staff in Ghana are to both the sponsors and the sponsored children.

    The letters we receive from Ghana are exceptional — they truly go the extra mile, and we do not take that for granted. Thank you beyond measure, for all that you do!

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