How far would you go to spread God’s enduring message? Seventy-five-year-old Bob Hentzen traveled 8,000 miles. On foot.
President and co-founder of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) which serves people living in extreme poverty in 22 countries, Hentzen hoped that by walking from to Chile from his home in Guatemala, he could help raise awareness about his cause. Instead of asking others to walk with him, he asked that they sponsor a child selected for them by CFCA.
During Hentzen’s arduous journey across highways and deserts, he was fortunate enough to meet with some of the 182,000 families his organization supports. He said, “If the Lord gave me good health and long legs, it was for a reason. By walking with people living in poverty we are saying, ‘You are not alone; we are listening to you and learning from you.’”
Help the poor for the commandment’s sake, and in their
need do not send them away empty-handed.
Nurture my empathy for the poor, Lord.