Tag: photos

Aug 23 2013

Sponsor visit a ‘gift and blessing’ on Honduras awareness trip

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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.

Photo credits for this report go to Bob Hentzen and the CFCA-Honduras staff.
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Sponsored mother
Aug 22 2013

The inspiring life of Graciela

CFCA in Colombia

Graciela welcomes us to her humble home.


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.
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5 things learned from sponshorship
Aug 21 2013

5 things my sponsored friend taught me

Five sponsored boys in El Salvador.

Five sponsored boys in El Salvador.

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!
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Aug 9 2013

‘Voices of hope’ on a Guatemala awareness trip

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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.

Photo credits for this report go to Bob Hentzen and CFCA-Guatemala staffers Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel.
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Unbound Awareness Trips
Aug 7 2013

CFCA sponsor becomes an ‘agent of positive change’

CFCA individual sponsor visit

Fried fish and plantains; it’s what’s for lunch.

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.


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Aug 1 2013

Trip to Costa Rica touches the soul

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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.

Photo credits for this report go to the CFCA-Costa Rica staff and Bob Hentzen.
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Sponsor a child
Jul 31 2013

Serving as Sally’s eyes and heart

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.
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bano
Jul 30 2013

Games children play in Africa: Bano (Swahili for marbles)

Bano in Kenya

Jorun (left) and Paul, CFCA sponsored youth in Kenya, play bano, which means marbles in Swahili.

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.

Get the rules to play Bano now!

Jul 26 2013

Nicaragua awareness trip brings ‘great opportunity for learning’

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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.

Photo credits for this report go to Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel, CFCA-Guatemala staffers, the CFCA staff in Managua and Bob Hentzen.
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Send this, not that
Jul 25 2013

Send this, not that: A guide for mailing items to your sponsored friend

Send this, not that!

Send this, not that!

Crayons can melt during shipping. A great alternative is colored pencils.

Have you ever wondered, “What can I send to my sponsored friend in the mail?”

If so, this post’s for you!

Read more and find out how to “send this, not that!”