Tag: thoughts

Video: How do you talk about Unbound?
Jul 2 2014

How do you talk about Unbound?

People ask us all the time how they can help spread the news about Unbound. We’ve found one of the best ways is by word of mouth, and what better way to share Unbound with your friends and family than through video?

To help inspire you, we’ve created a video of our own staff members as they talk about Unbound.

Watch our video, then create your own. Don’t forget to share it with us on Facebook or Twitter!

 

Want to know more ways to share Unbound? Check out our Volunteer page to learn more.

2014 blogger trip to El Salvador
Jun 6 2014

Day 5: Bloggers witness realities of El Salvador

Unbound blogger trip 2014

The 2014 blogger trip team on their last day together.

By Victoria Brown, social media coordinator

Unbound’s first blogger trip has been a life-changing experience for me. It’s opened my eyes to the realities of people living in poverty.
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2014 Unbound bloggers trip
Jun 5 2014

Day 4: Living with strength and grace

Unbound blogger trip

Ana Teresa and her family in El Salvador.

By Kristin Littrell, freelance writer

As I reflect over the last few days traveling in El Salvador for the Unbound blogger trip, one thing continuously comes to mind: the strength of mothers.
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2014 Unbound blogger trip
Jun 3 2014

Day 2: Meeting Josselyn

Unbound blogger trip

Kristin meets Josselyn, her sponsored friend through Unbound in El Salvador.

One of the writers on the Unbound blogger trip meets her sponsored child and finds inspiration.


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2014 Unbound blogger trip
Jun 2 2014

Day 1: Adventures ahead for a one-of-a-kind blogger trip

2014 Unbound blogger trip

The bloggers prepare for their first day of travel and adventure in El Salvador.

This trip is no ordinary blogger trip. Just like the Unbound program provides personalized benefits for each sponsored friend’s specific needs, each writer has a personalized itinerary for the week.


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2014 Unbound blogger trip
May 30 2014

‘I need families of El Salvador to remind me’

2014 blogger trip to El Salvador

Beginning June 1, a team of bloggers and journalists will travel with Unbound to El Salvador and share their experiences with you.

Kristin Littrell, freelance writer and former Unbound staffer, is looking forward to co-leading Unbound’s first blogger trip and will write about her experiences for our blog.

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Oct 17 2013

Bob Hentzen’s life celebrated in Philippines

Bob Hentzen’s life celebrated in Philippines
By Loretta Shea Kline, CFCA communications editor QUEZON CITY, Philippines — About 1,000 families and staff members from three Philippine projects filled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Quezon City in an outpouring of love for Bob Hentzen, CFCA…


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Mar 25 2013

Trip to Costa Rica represents ‘a symbol of love’

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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.

It is a tremendous joy and privilege to be in Costa Rica with our sponsored friends and their families, colleagues and 31 enthusiastic sponsors. Read more

Mar 21 2013

Family inspires CFCA staff member on awareness trip

Family in Costa Rica

Uriel, and Abdelino with their mother, Hilda, and father, Danilo.

By Leslie Hernandez, CFCA Sponsor Services

Leslie Hernandez works for CFCA as a bilingual communications liaison in Sponsor Services. Read Leslie’s story of hope as she helped a family in Costa Rica realize their dream of building a dignified home.

I participated in a Costa Rica awareness trip last July with CFCA, and the experience changed my life.

I met Abdelino and Uriel, two brothers sponsored through CFCA, and fell in love with their family.

This family lives in poverty and struggles against great odds, yet they are happy and humble people.

Abdelino and Uriel live with their mother, Hilda, and father, Danilo, in a remote village east of the capital, San Jose.

Residents in this region have little or no access to potable water, electricity or paved roads.

The main source of employment in this area is a banana plantation that only offers seasonal jobs. In Limon, bananas and plantain are one of the region’s top sources of income. However, the banana plantation only offers seasonal employment that is never promised and provides a very low pay. Read more

Mar 20 2013

Trip to the Dominican Republic: ‘This is like coming home’

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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 Dominican Republic staff and to Bob Hentzen.

For me it is always a joy to travel with people who deeply believe in CFCA and deeply love their sponsored friends and their friends’ families.

From north to south in the Dominican Republic, CFCA sponsors on this trip were fortunate to visit each of their sponsored friends in their homes. A good number of these sponsors have helped our CFCA preachers at weekend church presentations.

Others have organized CFCA Sponsorship Sundays at their church or have shared the work of CFCA in their own communities.

Trip participants from this group continued this magnificent outreach by requesting more than 60 folders with family profiles and photos of children, youth and aging friends waiting to be sponsored.

They will take the folders home with them in hopes of finding sponsors for the young and old who are on our waiting list.

A bit of background

CFCA has been working in the Dominican Republic since 1982. CFCA currently serves 5,945 sponsored friends and 105 scholarship students, with 1,117 individuals waiting for sponsorship. Read more