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. Continue reading

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Aug 6 2013

Games children play in Guatemala

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 Guatemala!

Learn how to play an old street soccer game, marbles and jump rope — Guatemala style!

Get the rules and go play!

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Aug 2 2013

Dreams around the world

A sponsored child in Guatemala

Bradly, a CFCA sponsored child in Guatemala, dreams of becoming a builder.

By Paul Pearce, CFCA director of global strategy

The other day I was talking to Ramiro Zelada, a co-worker who was born in Guatemala, about the word “dream.”

He told me that in Guatemala, those living in poverty think of dreams as something that will never come true.

And in the cases of people who are just trying to make ends meet day to day, dreams can be a reminder of a horizon that is unreachable.

“Dreaming,” Ramiro said, “is a luxury we can’t afford.” Continue reading

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Jul 8 2013

Tilapia lemon soup (Guatemala recipe)

Tilapia lemon soup from Guatemala

Tilapia lemon soup from Guatemala … mmm!

Through the help of CFCA livelihood programs, many families in Guatemala have now started a new career with a tilapia farm! Oscar Ventura Tuch, CFCA staffer in Guatemala, works with families who raise tilapia, and he shares his grandmother’s traditional recipe with us!

Eat in solidarity with your sponsored friend – Get the recipe now!

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Jul 5 2013

Sponsors are important voices of encouragement

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Thank you to the 18 volunteers from Church of the Risen Christ in Denver for your support of CFCA’s sponsored friends and their families.

One of the most important things our sponsors can do on a CFCA awareness trip is spend time with the families who are working hard to find a path to self-sufficiency.

You are important voices of encouragement. Plus, meeting the families is a ton of fun!

Related links:

Learn more about CFCA awareness trips

Sponsor a child today!

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Jul 5 2013

Guatemala awareness trip: ‘Sponsors witness the personification of courage’

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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. Continue reading

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