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Aug 2 2013

Dreams around the world

A sponsored child in Guatemala

Bradly, a CFCA sponsored child in Guatemala, dreams of becoming a builder.

By Paul Pearce, CFCA director of global strategy

The other day I was talking to Ramiro Zelada, a co-worker who was born in Guatemala, about the word “dream.”

He told me that in Guatemala, those living in poverty think of dreams as something that will never come true.

And in the cases of people who are just trying to make ends meet day to day, dreams can be a reminder of a horizon that is unreachable.

“Dreaming,” Ramiro said, “is a luxury we can’t afford.”
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Jan 21 2013

Dream with us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Paco WertinBy Paco Wertin, CEO of CFCA

“Free at last, free at last, thank God, we are free at last,” echoes in my heart.

And “we shall overcome, someday …” practically sings itself out loud on this holiday celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I take a moment to be still and let these words and their music wash over me and call me forth to recognize in my sisters and brothers the dignity that sets us free and sends us down the road, side by side, working together for better days.

Join me in giving thanks to God for the gift that this man has been and continues to be for us all, enticing us toward that community of the beloved where compassion, service and responsibility are the order of the day.

And pray with me: “With you, O God, we are a liberating force of love in our world today!”

Peace to one and all, deep down and all along the way.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo courtesy of www.thekingcenter.org.


Today, to honor Dr. King’s legacy, we encourage all dreamers in the CFCA community to share their dreams. We invite you to visit the CFCA “Rise and Dream” website and inspire others with your own dream ó big, small, profound or humorous.

And, while you are there, read the dreams of others, including the 13 young scholars who share their stories in the CFCA documentary film, “Rise and Dream.”
CFCA sponsored children dreaming