Their sponsorship started out like most. They sponsored Marisela after a CFCA preacher visited their parish.
“Things weren’t financially great at that time,” Ed Bartolomeo said. “It was tough paying our bills. We were getting by. But we thought if we don’t go to dinner once a month, we could easily support this little girl.”
They sent their monthly contribution, wrote occasionally and sometimes sent small gifts to Marisela.
Their sponsorship experience was transformed, however, when they met Marisela and her family in 2011 on their first CFCA mission awareness trip.
Read all about it on our website: Sponsors meet friend after 14 years of sponsorship