April 6, 2011
CFCA allows me to see what my donation is acutally doing. I have been sponsoring a boy in India for 7 years. I receive at least 3 letters from him per year and one picture. The first 3 years there were no smiles on the pictures, now he smiles so big and is dressed so nice with clothes provided by the hostel, were he lives and goes to school, due to living so far from the hostel. Because of my sponsorship his room and board, his clothing, his schooling and a compensation for his family is taken care of. He also gets to celebrate his birthday and Christmas through my sponsorship. He and his family are so very greatful, as he mentions in his letters. He tells me about his schoolwork, and how he is doing. He promises me he will work very hard in shcool to show me how happy he is to be there. He tells me about his sisters and brother and mom and dad, what their home is like, that they now raise a few pigs, and when he goes home he helps his father work in their small field. They live in a grass hut, with a dirt floor, no electricily or running water. His letters are signed "Your loving friend." He draws a beautiful picture on everyone of his letters. I am so excited when one of his letters comes. His letters, and those to him from me are all translated by on of the staff at the hostel.. I am so amazed that CFCA can organize all the corespondence that travels between the sponors and their child or adult, and send out the yearly pictures. This is why CFCA is the best charity. You can form a bond with the person you are helping and actually see what your donation is doing. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers work at the CFCA headquarters in Kansas City, and one of it's founders, 80 year old Bob Hentzen, is now walking 8,000 miles across Latin America to encourage sponsorship.
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It is so rewarding to see the excitement of new sponsors I have brought to CFCA, because I know what I have gained from my sponsorship, and now others will feel it too.
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It would be nice of there were more ministers and priests to go to churches to give presentations, as that is how I found out about CFCA, but I realize there are not that many to go around. I think they are received at churches better than a lay person, but I will keep trying.
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Donor & I have given 3 CFCA presentations at neighboring churches securing sponsorships for 5 children and one older adult. I hope to continue these presentations.
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