In this two-part video, Stacy King, Unbound trip coordinator, describes her journey to India on an Unbound awareness trip — the trip of a lifetime.
Recently, Jose Rodriguez, project director for Colombia at CFCA headquarters in Kansas, traveled to Colombia to visit with mothers of sponsored children.
During the workshop, mothers gathered to answer a question: “What is your dream?”
Many women had the opportunity to share what they were interested in pursuing and CFCA had the chance to help them make it happen.
Watch the video to learn more about how CFCA becomes a catalyst for these women to achieve their dreams.
Jose Rodriguez, CFCA’s project director for South America, talks about his recent visit to Bolivia where he witnessed the work being done by two CFCA scholarship students, Juan and Jhaneth. The students are helping to give back to their own communities by working with families to build greenhouses and teaching local mothers to read.
When Lilliana Seskis, Sponsor Services phone team manager, went on a mission awareness trip, she was in the midst of the very beautiful Costa Rican countryside. But it wasn’t the scenery that impressed her the most about her trip, it was witnessing the dedication of the Costa Rica staff members. Through their hard work and endless support, they have become a second family to sponsored members.
During the mission awareness trip to Colombia, Adrian Velazquez, manager of parish outreach, saw how art and dance play an essential role in the development of the children. These creative outlets are helping the children grow in many positive ways, making this a benefit that goes beyond the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter.
Dan Pearson from international programs department traveled to Haiti to assess the CFCA program there. Pearson reports that the country’s lack of a basic infrastructure makes it difficult to earn a living. Yet despite the many hardships Haitians face, he sees a strength and courage from the people that inspires reverence and respect.
You can also watch Notes from the field #8 ó Haiti on our Vimeo channel.
Haitians have a strong oral tradition. Watch this short video slideshow of Haitian proverbs.
Check out all of CFCA’s Notes from the field series.
Tim Deveney, manager of preacher relations, introduces us to parents Don Enrique and DoÒa Angelina in El Salvador. Although the couple was unable to attend school when they were young, Don Enrique and DoÒa Angelina value learning and make great sacrifices to provide their children with an education.
Editor’s note: Hazel was sponsored during a parish appeal on Jan. 24, 2009. Learn how you can volunteer to help at a parish appeal.