By Mary and Douglas DeLong, CFCA sponsors
Our journey began 12 years ago when we sponsored a Chilean child through Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.
Little did we realize what a journey it would be, or the experiences we would have.
When we started sponsoring Jannier he was 2 years old, and his mother would write us letters.
As he got older, she would include drawings that he had colored. Once Jannier was able, he started writing the letters himself.
We would include pictures of our own family with our letters and, in turn, would receive pictures of him.
His pictures joined the other pictures of our family on the refrigerator, and our son and daughter called him their little brother in Chile.
Jannier and his mother, Miriam, became part of our extended family.
At the end of September my husband, Doug, and I traveled on CFCA’s trip to Valparaiso, Chile, to meet Jannier and his mother. Read more