Aug 9 2010

‘Encuentro’ unites CFCA staff from different countries

An update from Henry Flores, director of the Communication Center in El Salvador, during July 24 and 25. Peter and Teddy, mentioned in the update, will be joining with Walk2Gether shortly.

July 24

It is 3:30 a.m. and I’ve just arrived at the Bolivia International Airport of Santa Cruz, on my way to Cochabamba, Bolivia. The CFCA’s Hope for a Family Program continues to build options for its members into their own and individual process to self-sustainability; this is why, during this week, staff members from different countries will get together in what we call ‘Encuentro’ ó encounter ó where we will learn and teach each other about the many initiatives and programs being implemented at the different projects.

It is very exciting to be part of this worldwide community of compassion, and I am looking forward to this week of learning, feeling excited about the many ideas, projects and programs that will be developed from here to all the families of CFCA around the world.

July 25

After a very good night of sleep to recover the energy for travelling more than 24 hours yesterday, this morning I met Peter, CFCA coordinator in Nairobi, and Teddy, project coordinator in Uganda. We had a wonderful conversation and learned from each other about the challenges that our countries, and especially women in each of them, have to face.

Teddy is a very young smart girl who, to my surprise, had been sponsored by CFCA and now she is the project coordinator. And Peter, a 40-year-old man, has been working very hard in creating opportunities for the mothers in his project to find a path to self-sufficiency.

I am always surprised by the potential that is unlocked by CFCA in each of its staff members. God has blessed us all to be part of this community.

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  1. Greetings Henry,
    Please give my best regards to Peter and Teddy, as I met them when I traveled to Kenya last September. All of you continue to be in my prayers as you work to serve the poor of the world. Each of you are the light that shines in their lives bringing them hope and inspiration to create change.
    God’s Blessings, Sherry

  2. Hello Henry. I hope you have a very wonderful Encuentro there in Bolivia. I would be interested in hearing more from Teddy about challenges in Uganda because my church has just become a sister parish with a parish in Uganda. Take care, Mert

    1. We so appreciate all your comments. Mert, thanks for sharing with us. We are also looking forward to hearing more from Teddy. She will be visiting Kansas City soon, and we hope to ask her about many things, including the challenges her country is facing right now. We should have a lot of good information to share with you in the coming months!

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