Aug 6 2010

Every time a bell rings, a child gets closer to sponsorship

By Cathy Cazares, parish contact representative

For Cathy and her coworkers, ringing the bell means a child is one step closer to sponsorship.

For Cathy and her co-workers, ringing the bell means a child is one step closer to sponsorship.

We love to hear bells ring on the parish contact team!

Bells ringing? Whatís that all about?

Well, a former co-worker came up with the idea. When a pastor at a parish accepts our request and invites CFCA for a weekend visit, and then we confirm the availability of one of our CFCA presenters for the weekend, we ring a bell. It means we are one step closer to getting more children, youths and aging individuals sponsored.

Even getting a pastor on the phone to ask him if he would be open to inviting a CFCA presenter can be quite difficult. Pastors are very busy people. When we actually get the opportunity to speak with them and they accept our offer to share the work of CFCA, we are quite happy.

When a pastor accepts, and we confirm the availability of one of our presenters, we head for the bell. The bells are attached to the cubicle wall of our workspace, and we are ever so happy to get up out of our chairs and ring that bell!

That is why, ìEvery time a bell rings, a child gets closer to sponsorship.î

So, here on the parish contact team, if we hear bells ringing constantly, that is a very good thing!

This is the final of four entries in the parish contact series. Read more here:
Part 1: The diary of a parish contact
Part 2: Learning is an evolution
Part 3: ‘Lord, … help me do your work’

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0 thoughts on “Every time a bell rings, a child gets closer to sponsorship”

  1. We have had several sponsored children & youth over the years. Looking forward to hearing about our newest sponsored child in the next few weeks! It’s always exciting to get the folder of information in the mail!

  2. What’s the best way to invite a CFCA priest to our parish? Does the invitation need to come from our pastor first?

    1. Dear Lee,

      Thanks so much for such a great question. If you are interested in having one of the CFCA priests come visit your parish, you can contact our volunteer coordinators at CFCAOutreach@cfcausa.org. Please include contact information for your parish, as well as where you are located, and our volunteer coordinators will be able to work with you to get something set up. We certainly appreciate your interest in having a CFCA priest visit your parish.

      Jordan K.
      Sponsor Services

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