Rise and Dream: An Unbound story

Rise and Dream: An Unbound story

Written by: Barclay Martin, Unbound coordinator Looking back, we pause to honor the roots of our work and the compassionate movement that has bloomed under the name CFCA. As we look to the future, we continue to walk alongside thousands ...
 ‘She was only 9 then, and look at her now’

‘She was only 9 then, and look at her now’

Written by: Erica Braker, marketing manager The room was so quiet you could hear the taxies whizzing by outside. The audience at Mary’s Nativity Parish in New York was all ears as Bob Hentzen spoke about his sponsored friend Shaima ...
The world is about to change, take part

The world is about to change, take part

Written by: Barclay Martin, CFCA A young man named Yhebron just graduated college, and the world is about to change. From the shadows of the uncertainty and violence that have plagued his home for generations, this young man from Zamboanga, ...
'After every rain there is always a rainbow'

‘After every rain there is always a rainbow’

Written by: Erica Braker, Marketing Manager “Being a sponsored child started as a dream,” Rose, a former CFCA sponsored child from Zamboanga, said. “I always told my parents how lucky and grateful those children were.” One day, Rose was very ...
An orchard of courage grows in the Philippines

An orchard of courage grows in the Philippines

Patrick Rosal is a poet, teacher and the son of immigrants from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. He has dedicated much of his literary life to writing about growing up as an immigrant family in New Jersey. But last ...
Typhoon Haiyan: How you can help

Typhoon Haiyan: How you can help

Written and published by CFCA Nov. 12, 2013 As the world watches the heartbreaking plight of people who are suffering in the Philippines, the questions we hear hundreds of times a day at CFCA are, “Is my sponsored friend all ...
CFCA families report safe after super typhoon

CFCA families report safe after super typhoon

MANILA, Philippines — Early reports from CFCA projects indicate sponsored friends and their families are safe after one of the strongest storms ever recorded hit the Philippines. “Yolanda left a lot of damage,” said Risa Verena, Manila project coordinator. “Nevertheless, ...
Bob Hentzen left his mark on all he met

Bob Hentzen left his mark on all he met

By Erica Braker, marketing manager and Rise and Dream tour manager The world recently lost a legend, a visionary, a “rock star” as some called Bob Hentzen. I first learned via Facebook that Bob had passed away suddenly in Guatemala. ...
Dreams from mothers

Dreams from mothers

Recently, Jose Rodriguez, project director for Colombia and Paul Pearce, director of global strategy at CFCA headquarters in Kansas, traveled to Colombia to visit with mothers of sponsored children. During the workshop, mothers gathered to answer a question: “What is ...
Bob Hentzen’s life celebrated in Philippines

Bob Hentzen’s life celebrated in Philippines

By Loretta Shea Kline, CFCA communications editor QUEZON CITY, Philippines — About 1,000 families and staff members from three Philippine projects filled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Quezon City in an outpouring of love for Bob Hentzen, CFCA ...