Tag: international

Field Notes- India
Jul 19 2013

Field Notes — India: The gift of hospitality

CFCA Project Specialist Sara Asmussen, right, visits with mothers of sponsored children in Chennai, India.

CFCA Project Specialist Sara Asmussen, right, visits with mothers of sponsored children in Chennai, India.

Watch this video to learn more about the Hope for a Family program and how we help sponsored friends and their families around the world.

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Jul 17 2013

What postage should I use to send a letter to my sponsored friend?


Q. I would like to mail my sponsored friend a letter. Is there a Forever stamp for international mail?

A. We’re so glad you asked!

In January 2013, the United States Postal Service presented the Global Forever First-Class Mail International Stamp.

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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jul 12 2013

Trip to Honduras ‘touches the heart’ of a CFCA sponsor

In an effort to meet and finally connect with her sponsored friends, Rosa and Franklin in Honduras, CFCA sponsor Theresa Farmer was inspired to go on a CFCA awareness trip.

An account of Theresa’s travel experience in Honduras follows!

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Sponsor a youth
Jul 10 2013

Indian teen receives chance for brighter future

CFCA sponsorship program

Pooja, left, studies at home with her teacher, Miss Valentina.

Pooja, a sponsored youth in India, studies her school subjects in the hopes of one day becoming a teacher.

Not so long ago, Pooja’s dreams did not seem attainable because of the obstacles created by her disability, but through CFCA sponsorship Pooja has overcome the challenges that stood before her.

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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jul 5 2013

Sponsors are important voices of encouragement

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Thank you to the 18 volunteers from Church of the Risen Christ in Denver for your support of CFCA’s sponsored friends and their families.

One of the most important things our sponsors can do on a CFCA awareness trip is spend time with the families who are working hard to find a path to self-sufficiency.

You are important voices of encouragement. Plus, meeting the families is a ton of fun!

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Learn more about CFCA awareness trips

Sponsor a child today!

Jul 5 2013

Guatemala awareness trip: ‘Sponsors witness the personification of courage’

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“Bob’s Notes” are reports from CFCA President Bob Hentzen, who regularly accompanies awareness trip participants. You can see Bob’s full update on his Facebook page.
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Independence Day
Jul 4 2013

When are all the Independence Day celebrations around the world?


Fireworks in Guatemala

July 4 usually means fireworks, outdoor grilling and paying tribute to our blessed country.

But what about Independence Day in the countries where we work?

Read more to find out when Independence Day is celebrated around the world.

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Nonprofit work
Jul 3 2013

Teens support CFCA scholars in Guatemala

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Education is a path out of poverty. Teenagers from Denver are helping make that path a little smoother for some of their peers in the CFCA Scholarship Program this week in Guatemala.

The teens from the United States worked alongside Milton, a CFCA scholar, to prepare soil for planting celery, lima beans and pumpkins during a unique CFCA awareness trip.

The teens ended the day with a feeling of satisfaction knowing they helped out a new friend, and they left with some cool souvenirs — gifts from Milton’s parents.

Click here for more information on how to sponsor a youth or support scholarships for students.

Unbound Awareness Trips
Jul 3 2013

‘We were greeted and had a bunch of confetti thrown on us!’

CFCA sponsor Bethany Schweitzer recently returned from a CFCA awareness trip to Guatemala and gave a first-hand account of how it feels to change a child’s life through sponsorship.

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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jul 2 2013

Vegetables in the fields mean food on the table

Farming is a way of life for many of the 84,000 people CFCA serves in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.

And by the end of June the tomatoes are ready to be picked.
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