By Shanxi Omoniyi, CFCA correspondent
A letter from my sponsored friend always makes for one of the best moments of my day.
I love to sit somewhere quiet, pore over the words from another country, and think about the time and effort it took for that paper to wind its way from a remote location in Kenya to my mailbox.
Sometimes, though, the letters raise more questions.
By Kristen Littrell, CFCA correspondent
Have you ever placed a letter to your sponsored child in the mailbox and wondered how many people and places, cars and planes are required to put that letter in your sponsored child’s waiting hands? Read more to find out!
Q: When should I send my sponsored friend a Christmas greeting?
A: Typically, letters sent by regular mail can take six to eight weeks to reach your sponsored friend.
During the holidays, it can take even longer.
By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa
Sorting through the parcels and letters, Lawrence Maina goes through each of them keenly and logs them in the record books.
He smiles as he reads through the lines written by sponsors to their sponsored children.
Lawrence is the driver at CFCA’s project in Nairobi, Kenya, but he also helps open the letters and parcels that come through the project office.
Did you know that every year, we process more than 1 million letters from sponsored friends to their sponsors?
That’s tremendous cause for celebration! Behind every letter is a special story and friendship that we treasure.
Here are three sponsored children in El Salvador who recently received letters from their sponsors. Their smiles say it all.
Norma is 8 years old. She enjoys attending school and playing with her friends. Photos, like the one Norma is holding from her sponsor, are a fun, meaningful and practical way to deepen ties between sponsors and sponsored friends.
Developing a sense of friendship and mutual encouragement is one of the most rewarding aspects of sponsorship through CFCAís Hope for a Family program.
Don’t wait – write a letter to your sponsored friend today!
I am a huge fan of crafts. If it involves fabric, creativity or hot-glue guns, you can almost guarantee I’ll be crafting it at some point down the road.
When we posted 18 small gift ideas to send in your Christmas card, we received so much positive feedback from our sponsors, I thought it would be fun to start a D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) tutorial on small craft items to send to your friend.
So, here it is! Unbound’s first D.I.Y. post: 10 steps to a friendship bracelet.