Summer is a great time to go outside and just have fun! Children around the world have shared some of their favorite games with us, and today we bring you games from Colombia!
During the summer, festivals and fairs spring up all over the world offering guests delicious snacks, games, entertainment, and more.
The story is no different in Guatemala, where families of sponsored children come together once a year to create CFCA’s annual Market Day celebration.
Graciela, her husband and their two girls live on top of a mountain in the beautiful countryside of Cali, Colombia.
It is quiet and peaceful in the rural area where they live.
Graciela’s two daughters, Viviana and Gloria, are sponsored through CFCA.
Some time ago, we posted this question on our CFCA Facebook page:
“Fill in the blank: My sponsored friend has taught me to __________________.”
We asked and you answered!
We received some inspiring answers, and several are listed below for your enjoyment!
Photo credits for this report go to Bob Hentzen and CFCA-Guatemala staffers Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel.
CFCA sponsor Laurie Chandler recently returned from a visit to Santa Barbara, Honduras, to visit her sponsored friend, Fredy.
Laurie traveled on an individual sponsor visit to meet Fredy and spent some quality time with him and his family.
Laurie shares her travel experience with us and how meeting Fredy left her smiling all day long.
By Steve Taylor, CFCA volunteer and sponsor
Sally Steiger is a loving woman who gratefully shares her love with William, her 11-year-old sponsored child from the Philippines, who likes to be called “Yam.”
Sally is a lector at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Newport News, Va., and a retired federal employee with more than 30 years of service.
She is also a talented musician and plays the harmonica, ukulele and keyboard.
Sally achieved all these things without the use of her eyes because she was born blind.
In the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, children gather to pass the time and to just be kids.
With bragging rights on the line, they pull marbles from their pockets and begin to play bano, which is Swahili for marbles.
“The game is very interesting and I feel proud when I win,” said Paul a youth sponsored through CFCA.