Sponsored youth Douglas and his mother, Olga, are pictured outside the new Nadine Pearce Center in Guatemala.
By Loretta Shea Kline, managing editor at Unbound
A spirit of welcome fills the new Nadine Pearce Center, where families in eastern Guatemala gather as part of their local Unbound community.
Nadine was one of the co-founders of Unbound known for her warmth and hospitality. So it’s fitting that the center named in her honor is a home base for families and staff members from Unbound.
“It’s our center,” said Olga, whose son Douglas is sponsored through Unbound. “It’s like having a new home.”
The CFCA community is in mourning for one of our co-founders, Nadine Pearce, known around the K.C. headquarters as “Mama Pearce.”
Nadine passed away around noon Monday, Jan. 30.
Read the CFCA news report: Nadine Pearce, CFCA co-founder, dies at 87
“We are so grateful for the gift that Nadine Pearce is for CFCA and for each of us ñ sister, mother, friend ñ accepting everyone just as they are and encouraging us to be our best,” said Paco Wertin, CFCA chief executive officer.
Nadine was a familiar face here in Kansas City. She knew many employees by name and was a weekly volunteer.
She was proud to help process and send about 1.4 million letters from sponsored children to their U.S. sponsors annually.
We commend Nadine to Godís loving care and support her family with our prayers. She died exactly two months after her brother and CFCA co-founder Bud Hentzen passed away.
Thank you so much for your support during this difficult time.