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Aug 15 2011

Reflections from CFCA sponsor: Live slow enough

This is a guest post from Sandy Clingan Smith, who has been a CFCA sponsor since 2008.

She traveled to Guatemala this summer with the high school youth from her church, Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, where she was thrilled to meet her sponsored child, Jacoba.

Sandy, center, is a marketing professional and lives with her husband and children Kasey, right, and Alex, left, in Brentwood, Tenn. Her refrigerator is filled with pictures of the four additional CFCA children they sponsored during the trip!

She will lead the church’s next trip to the CFCA Center in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, in 2014. Sandy blogs at http://calledeabrazos.wordpress.com.

I’ve been back home just over a week now, and normal life creeps in with its own force.

Can I remember to eat simply, as the Mayans do? Can I remember the value of money ñ and how much hope that can provide in Guatemala? Can I remember to savor every moment and every encounter with another human being? Read more

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