We featured Diane Palmer, a CFCA sponsor, in December 2010 on our blog.
She is climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, to raise $15,000 for five charities, including CFCA.
She recently published a blog post about the experience of meeting her sponsored child, Jaysie.
“I was overwhelmed thinking my small donation each month is providing this family with so much hope and a brighter future,” she wrote.
We wanted to pass on this amazing story from one of our sponsors, Diane Palmer from Wichita, Kan.
She is going to climb the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet), starting Jan. 16, 2011!
Her goal is to raise $15,000 for five charities, including CFCA.
“I chose CFCA because I believe wholeheartedly in what CFCA is doing around the world to provide a ‘heads up’ rather than just a ‘hand out’ to thousands of children and aging people,” Diane writes.
“I also am a very frugal person and like to see that in charities that I donate to. †CFCA does a superb job in using the donations wisely to get the most benefit from every dollar that is contributed. †For CFCA to have an overhead of only 4 percent is applauded in this day of bureaucracies and government boondoggles.”
After climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, she will participate in CFCA’s mission awareness trip to Kenya from Feb. 19 to March 2.
She will get to meet her sponsored friend in Kenya during that time.
“My goal is to continue to sponsor a child or an aged person one at a time as my budget allows,” she writes. “I plan to do a mission awareness trip to Guatemala in 2011 or 2012 to visit the young man I sponsor there. †I can’t think of a better way to say I care about you than go see him in person!!!”
Schools can follow Diane’s adventures during her time in Kenya.†If you know of any students who would be interested in touring Africa virtually with Diane, including a safari in the Serengeti, please visit her blog at http://www.adventurediane.blogspot.com.
Godspeed, Diane, from all of us here at CFCA!