Bob’s report: Visit to El Salvador

Mission awareness trip
July 12 ñ 19, 2008

From Guatemala to El Salvador

A team of four of us from Guatemala (Jorge Armas, Israel Itzol, Cristina and myself) had the privilege of spending a couple of days with the mission awareness trip group and the staff in El Salvador. We arrived precisely when all the sponsored children were gathered with the sponsors at Cerro Verde, high above Lake Coatepeque.

On Thursday, we were divided into four groups to visit communities, interact with the sponsored families, organize and document the distribution of benefits. This experience offered the sponsors a close-up view of the personal outreach which characterizes CFCA. I enjoyed being with the mothers and children in the subproject of Bolanos.

CFCA mothers of the Bolanos subproject

CFCA mothers of the Bolanos subproject

In the course of the morning, we took a quick survey. Around 70 percent of these mothers in Bolanos are heads of households, raising their beautiful children on their own. They need and deeply appreciate the CFCA program.

Contagious Enthusiasm

The enthusiasm of this El Salvador trip group is expansive. So far on this mission awareness trip, they have sponsored 20 new children. They have been able to meet each one.

On to Colombia

My wife, Cristina, and I are on our way now to begin the mission awareness trip in Bogot·, Colombia. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to spend this time with the sponsors, together walking with the sponsored families.

Godís blessings.

Bob Hentzen
From El Salvador

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  1. Thanks to God for the inspiring efforts of the El Salvador team and the faith and good humor of our fellow travelers from the U.S. My daughter and I returned to El Salvador this year to reunite with our sponsored children. The care and compassion we felt, especially while visiting the gravesite of one my sponsored kids, is hard to put into words. We hope that more sponsors will someday get to meet their sponsored children.

    Barbara Miller
    Lorton, VA

  2. I WAS PART OF THE LAST TRIP HERE IN EL SALVADOR AS A TRANSLATOR AND I CAN SAY THAT I JUST ENJOYED SHARING AND BEING PART OF THIS MAGICAL EXPERIENCE WHEN THE SPONSORED CHILDREN MET THEIR GODPARENTS!!

    I INVITE YOU TO FORM PART OF THIS ORGANIZATION, IT DO ES NOT MATTER WHERE FROM, WHAT MATTERS IS SHARING AND HELPING!

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

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