By Cathy Cazares, parish contact representative
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!