Feb 19 2008

The movement is moving every hour of every day

Adjusting to the time difference is a common challenge when we visit CFCA projects in Africa and Asia.

At night you stare at the ceiling wishing you could sleep. And during the day you fight to stay awake.

This goes on for a couple of days until enough time goes by to convince your body that day is day and night is night.

I’m in India now, and I keep in touch with the CFCA office in Kansas by e-mail mostly. I am usually out in the sponsored communities all day, so late at night is the best time to catch up on my email.

That’s no problem, though, since I’m not tired anyway. Jet lag has its benefits, too.

When I’m in India late at night catching up on e-mail, the work day is beginning at the CFCA office in Kansas. This type of communication is a concrete reminder of the global nature of our work.

With projects in Latin America, Africa, South Asia and East Asia, CFCA is truly a round-the-clock operation.

Many CFCA programs occur on the weekends (when more sponsored families are available), so the work is also an everyday kind of thing.

Think about this: CFCA programs are quite literally being implemented almost every hour of every day.

That means that whatever time it is when you are reading this, a CFCA program is going on and trying to help a child have a better life. It’s exciting (and a little exhausting) to work for an organization that never sleeps.

The feeling inside CFCA these days is one of being part of a large wave that is growing and gaining strength each day.

But spending time in the communities where the real work is happening makes it abundantly clear that the waves of this movement are already crashing onto the shore. Hour after hour and day after day CFCA project staff and sponsored families are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children. Like the relentless waves crashing on shore one after another, their humble efforts are reshaping the landscape of our world.

Somewhere in the world, every hour of every day Don't underestimate a mom These women are changing the world

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