Christian Foundation for Children & Aging: Our Sponsored Child Abi

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A couple weeks ago I read a post by Tina at My Priceless Fishers Blog about their family sponsoring a child in the Philippines through Christian Foundation for Children & Aging. I was touched by her story and looked into it for our family.
The CFCA was founded in 1981 by lay Catholics acting on the Gospel call to serve the poor. They state:

Our faith teaches us that we are one human family, and that we have a responsibility to the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters, wherever they live or whatever faith they may be.

For almost 30 years, Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) has brought hope to families living in poverty in the 22 countries (within Mexico and the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Africa and Asia) where we work. Founded in 1981 by lay Catholics acting on the Gospel call to serve the poor, we have grown into a movement of more than 250,000 sponsors who are supporting more than 300,000 children, youth and aging friends worldwide.

I was impressed by the work that CFCA does and the percentage of funds that goes to the program vs the administration. I also liked the fact that we’d be able to write to our sponsored child and keep in touch with them through the program. (However, your personal info is kept confidential.) I talked to Brian and made sure the cost fit into our tithing budget and all looked good.

Since we have so many boys in the house I thought it would be nice to sponsor a girl that Bella could write to as well. We chose the country of Mexico and I picked a couple of cute little girls in need of help. I let Bella look over the profiles and pick the one we should sponsor. Of all the smiling faces and cute grins Bella chose a girl close to her age that didn’t look very happy. Her name is Abigal, or as her friends like to call her, Abi.

We took Abi’s photo and placed it on our home altar as a reminder to pray for her each day. We’re hoping that our prayers, our letters and our monthly sponsorship for her education and personal needs will help to brighten her day and give her a better future. We’ll keep you posted about our journey with Abi. :-)

For information about how you and your family can sponsor a child in need, visit The Christian Foundation for Children & Aging

5 Comments

  • tinafisher5 says:

    Wonderful Bobbi! I think we are both going to love sponsoring a child. You might even be able to visit your sponsor child. Wouldn’t that be great?
    I have to tell you that I loved your Pinterest page so much that I actually signed up! I haven’t done anything with it yet. It reminds me of the days when I would clip my favorite things from magazines too add them to a 3 ring binder. I really loved the photo section.
    Thanks for sharing both!
    God Bless!

  • Greetings from CFCA!
    I’m Shanxi Omoniyi, the organization’s web editor and writer. I was thrilled to see your blog post about Abi and that you mentioned us.
    Thank you so much for your support, and welcome to the CFCA community!
    Blessings,
    Shanxi

  • bobbi says:

    Your welcome, Shanxi. I’m happy to be part of the family now. :-)

  • bobbi says:

    We do love it! I read your latest post about the letter you received. Brought a tear to my eye. It’s amazing how much we receive when we give to someone else.
    Glad you joined pinterest. I’ll be looking for you on there!

  • Stacy says:

    This sounds like a great group with a great cause. Keep it up!

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