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    • Thank you for making a difference


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      Children, youth, elders and families around the world keep you in their prayers. Your CFCA sponsorship makes a life-changing difference. All year, your support has told someone that you believe in them and that they're not alone. Thank you for helping families around the world break through the bonds of poverty. Not a CFCA sponsor, yet? Learn how you can make a difference: www.hopeforafamily.org

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      • Sandra: A daughter's pride


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        Sandra, 17, has been sponsored thought CFCA's Hope for a Family program for ten years. Over that time, she's witnessed her mom transform into a leader in the community by participating in a local mother's group. For information about CFCA, visit: www.hopeforafamily.org

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        • Feeling like a child again - Santa Ana, El Salvador


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          When Margarita, 72, became sponsored through CFCA's Hope for a Family program, she started receiving water therapy. The therapy sessions have helped her feel healthy, make new friends and "feel like a little girl again." To learn more about CFCA, visit: www.hopeforafamily.org

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          • We remember Bob Hentzen


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            *** We remember Bob and invite you to share your memories of him in a video response. Also, if you have a video of Bob or from an event or an Awareness Trip, please tag it with #BobHentzen.*** Robert K. Hentzen was the president and a co-founder of CFCA, an international nonprofit organization working to help families break the bonds of poverty. Bob passed away on Oct. 8, 2013. He was a beacon of hope to hundreds of thousands of people around the world, His spirit and vision will live on through each person he touched and the work that CFCA continues to do. This tribute features the song, "Spirit of the Pilgrims," written and recorded by Bob, To learn more about CFCA's work and Bob's life, please visit hopeforafamily.org.

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            • She provides for her family


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              In Guatemala, where tortillas are the staple food at each meal, prep time is considerable. One mother told us that her son eats 11 tortillas per meal - tortillas that she makes by hand! CFCA sponsorship helps lift some of the burden from families so that children can finish school and parents can see their dream come true: giving their children a better life. Learn more about Christian Foundation for Children and Aging and sponsor today: www.hopeforafamily.org

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              • Fueling Families


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                CFCA-Kenya staff member Lillian Naka visited the organization's international headquarters in Kansas City, Kan. She talked about her role as a Mothers Group Coordinator and how mothers of sponsored children work hard to create a path to self-sufficiency by launching small businesses. Lillian shared a story about Marie, the mother of a sponsored child in Madagascar. Through the support she gets by participating in a CFCA mothers group, Marie is changing her family's future by making and selling environmentally friendly charcoal. To learn more about CFCA, please visit www.hopeforafamily.org.

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                • An instrument for music and change


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                  The kubing is one of the distinctive sounds of indigenous music in the Philippines, and crafting the instrument by hand has become a time-honored art form. At Talim Island, families in CFCA's Hope for a Family program have formed a livelihood project to sell the handmade instruments for the benefit of the entire community. To learn more about CFCA, please visit: www.hopeforafamily.org

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                  • Field Notes Colombia: Dreams of mothers


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                    CFCA Project Director Jose Rodriguez recently returned from a trip to Colombia. During the trip he met with a group of mothers who shared their dreams by writing them on cards. Rodriguez was moved by the array of dreams. The mothers expressed their passion for helping their families become self-sufficient, for seeing their children finish school and have professional careers and for participating community leaders to help other families achieve their dreams, too. Learn more about CFCA: www.hopeforafamily.org

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                    • Field Notes Bolivia: More than a dance


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                      When CFCA sponsors travel to meet their sponsored friend in another country, it's a life-changing moment. They share stories, traditions and cultures. In that sharing, so much feeling and love is conveyed. And that love is shared in many ways: through hugs and laughter, through food and through dance. Find out more about CFCA at www.hopeforafamily.org

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