By Harrison Garcia Ruiz, CFCA communications liaison in Colombia
For sponsored children, meeting their sponsors is a dream come true.
Margarita Torres was planning to go to Colombia recently to visit family.
Before she left, she worked with the CFCA office in Kansas to coordinate an individual sponsor visit with her sponsored child, Santiago.
“It was very emotional to meet Santiago and his family,” she said. “To meet him personally was really nice and knowing more about his daily tasks at school, what he likes, how is his relationship with his family, etc.”
The visit also encouraged Santiago to continue his studies and make plans to achieve his life goals.
Margarita reminded Santiago that a good education is the key to having a successful future. She encouraged him to always be close to God.
Editor’s note: CFCA offers the opportunity to coordinate individual sponsor visits for sponsors who cannot go on mission awareness trips to meet their sponsored friend.
More than 550 travelers went on individual sponsor visits, just in 2011!
We prefer 90 days notice but need a minimum of at least 30 days to arrange a visit, so we can determine whether the family and staff are available.
If you’re interested in such a visit, please contact our Sponsor Services team at (800) 875-6564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.