We want to hear from you! Out of the top 10 blog posts for 2010, which would you consider the No. 1 post?
And the nominations are:
1)†ëMagic beltí†makes Ecuador walkerís pain disappear
CFCA accounting manager Bill Hansen joined Bob Hentzen during Walk2gether in Ecuador. The 21-mile days were no challenge for Hansen until excruciating back pain left him immobile. Bob’s “magic belt” enabled Bill to finish the walk pain free.
2)†Brother writes letter after sponsored youth dies
“Our whole family grieves his death, but we know that he is an angel of Jesus and he takes care of us from heaven.” So writes Santos SalomÛn’s brother to Santos’ sponsor after Santos died in an accident: “He said there is no better medicine than God and a smile.”
3) Cleaning Cinquera
After hiding in the mountains for 12 years during El Salvadorís civil war, residents of Cinquera returned in 1992 to find their beloved town destroyed. Today CFCA sponsors 500 children, youth and aging in Cinquera, and the town is a model of community cooperation and pride.
4) Regina’s gift to her sponsoring family
“Years ago, a priest came to our parish in Hannibal, Mo. He spoke of CFCA and the dire need of children and elderly around the world. Our girls asked, ‘Can we adopt a sister, PLEASE?!!’ We found it hard to say no. Actually, it was God saying yes to a blessing in our lives. My husband and I thought we could make some small difference in a childís life; we didnít realize the difference Regina would make in ours.”
5) Going back to school at 74
“Today I have some homework in Spanish. I have to answer the following questions: Who am I? What do I want to be? I am not going to answer much. What I will write is: ‘I am Flor de Maria. I am 74 years old. I want to be a lawyer. Granted, this isnít up to me. This is up to God.’ “
6) Juan Antonio ñ the dancing man
Ever wanted to see an 83-year-old dance? Here’s your opportunity! Meet Juan Antonio, a vibrant man in El Salvador sponsored through CFCA.
7) Walk2gether brings out hope on the highway
“At CFCA we talk about hope a lot. Itís in the name of our sponsorship program: Hope for a Family. But have you ever actually witnessed hope? I hadnít until I visited Ecuador and walked with Bob and CFCA families on Walk2gether. Hope was everywhere.”
8) From beneficiaries to partners
“Nonprofit organizations often divide their stakeholders neatly into two categories: donors and beneficiaries. But CFCA has always viewed things a little differently. The word ìbeneficiaryî implies someone who passively receives assistance from another person. But sponsored members and their families are not passive. They are some of the most active people I have met.”
9) El Salvadoran man, 103, explains how to live a long life
Need we say more?
10) Miguel reads a poem
Watch this video of an incredibly eloquent 8-year-old, and be amazed! Miguel, a third-grader, read this poem to CFCA President Bob Hentzen and others on the second evening of Walk2gether.
The No. 1 post that the majority of our readers choose will be given a place of honor on our blog, and it may be repurposed for our promotional and marketing materials.
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Thanks, and we appreciate your help!