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Jan 8 2013

CFCA 2012 blog numbers in review

Thanks to WordPress for preparing a 2012 annual report for our blog, Around the World with CFCA.


Here’s an excerpt from WordPress:

15,000 cans of diet soda were consumed at New York Fashion Week. This blog had about 140,000 views in 2012. If these were cans of diet soda, theyíd power 9 Fashion Weeks.

In 2012, there were 286 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 950 posts. There were 844 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 109 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks so much to our readers! Please help us increase our activity in the coming year by checking back regularly.

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Dec 27 2012

And CFCA’s best 2012 blog post is …

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We asked, and you voted!

Recently we invited our readers to vote on which was our best blog post of 2012.

All of the posts were wonderful, but as always, there had to be a winner.

ëWhy I believe in sponsorshipí by Kristin Littrell, CFCA correspondent, came in first place.

A close second (with only 4 votes making the difference) was from CFCA writer/editor, Veronica Batton with 18 small gift ideas to send in your Christmas card.

In third place was Diego in Colombia gets his bicycle.

Thanks, again, to everyone who responded to our survey.

Happy New Year, and we hope 2013 brings more and even better stories to the CFCA community!

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Dec 22 2012

CFCA in the blogosphere: Patheos.com

CFCA blogIt’s our privilege to announce this recent blog post that features CFCA:

Patheos.com – ‘A Good Measure’ by Lisa Hendey

It has been such a blessing to partner with Lisa Hendey, who began featuring a monthly invitation on CatholicMom.com in 2012†to consider sponsoring a friend through CFCA. Here’s an excerpt from her recent blog post about this partnership:

In sponsoring a CFCA friend, you donít simply throw a dollar per day at a problemÖ you enter into a real dialogue with a real person. The family who adopts little Joseph this month will provide for some of his financial needs, but they will also pray with him, hear regular updates from him via personal letters and photos, and hopefully build a relationship that will bless their own family as much as it blesses Joseph.

Read the full post here

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Dec 10 2012

Vote for CFCA’s best 2012 blog post!

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We want to hear from you! Out of these top blog posts for 2012, which would you consider the No. 1 post?

The nominations are:

1) ‘Why I believe in sponsorship’

“That, in a nutshell, is why I believe in sponsorship. Because thatís what sponsorship does: It creates relationships that defy geographic, cultural or socioeconomic boundaries. It connects a mom in the U.S. with a young girl in Haiti in such profound ways that my friend was remembering and bragging on Nirhva’s birthday, just like she would her own daughter’s.”

2) 18 small gift ideas to send in your Christmas card

Veronica from CFCA explores creative ways to send a little something to your sponsored friend, something that fits in a package no larger than 9 by 12 inches, weighs less than a pound and is less than an inch thick.

3) What do sponsored children want to know in letters?
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Dec 7 2012

CFCA in the blogosphere: Zena, Elizabeth and Bill

CFCA blogIt’s our privilege to announce three recent blog posts that feature CFCA:

Nothin’ but SocNET: chatting about social networking

CFCA trip – What do you want me to share during my trip?

Blogger and CFCA social media advisory board member Zena Weist is about to travel to Guatemala for her first awareness trip. Zena is writing a series of blog posts about her trip and her sponsorship of 18-year-old Angelica through CFCA. The posts will be published on her blog each Tuesday until she leaves for Guatemala on Dec. 26. Check back on CFCA’s blog and Zena’s blog to see real-time updates from her trip.

Read some of what she wrote last week:

I am going to meet Angelica ó our sponsored daughter who we have been “talking” with via letters for the last 14 years! This is going to be amazing for me. I honestly don’t have the words. And if technology and the local wifi holds up, I’ll be sharing it with you in real-time or near real-time.

Read the full post here

Water Rolls Uphill ó Rise and Dream: A CFCA Documentary

CFCA’s first documentary film, “Rise and Dream,” was released earlier this year. More than 1,000 movie night kits have been distributed.

Many thanks to one blogger who wrote about her family’s “Rise and Dream” movie night, which took place in her home. Read more

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Sep 19 2012

How can we make the CFCA blog better for you?

CFCA blogCommunication is at the heart of our relationship with you. We want to be sure the content on our blog is useful, captivating and informative.

To that end, we’ve created a short reader survey. It’s only four questions long:

1) What do you like about the CFCA blog?

2) Right now we usually post to the blog once a day. Do you think this is too much, too little, or just right?

3) What types of posts do you want to see more of?

4) What suggestions do you have for improving the blog? What would make your reader experience better?

Please click here to take this survey, which will be open for two weeks. Your comments and time are greatly appreciated!

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Aug 4 2012

CFCA in the blogosphere: Loving simple living + Realization of a dream

CFCA blogIt’s our privilege to announce two recent blog posts that feature CFCA:

Loving simple living: CFCA

This blogger heard about CFCA through a sponsor, Teresa, who runs a small business with her husband in raising alpacas. Here’s an excerpt of what Teresa had to say about sponsorship:

We sponsor Pablo from Peru. We chose a child rather than an elderly person because we feel an education will help out for future generations, too. We chose Peru because that is the native land of alpacas and because I remember a little Spanish from my classes in high school. We started sponsoring him last year in November 2011.

Read the full blog post here

‘Realization of a dream’

Many thanks to Joe Filoramo for blogging about his recent trip to Guatemala! One of the many activities he did there was to visit his family’s sponsored friend, Olivia, and her family.

As nice as the view of the town was, its inhabitants were the object of my visit.

After around an hour-and-a-half drive, I pulled up in the town center, met one of the workers from the CFCA (Christian Foundation for Children and Aging), and was escorted up into the middle of town to a small home, where I met Juana, the older sister of my familyís sponsored child Olivia. Juana called up to the house in the Mayan language Kakchiquel, and a moment later, I saw Olivia.

Read the full blog post here

We invite you to click on these posts and comment on them. This helps show our support for these bloggersí efforts to tell others about our work!

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