Look at that little punim!
I keep meaning to mention the Christian Foundation for Children and the Aging. My husband and I signed up with them about a year and a half ago, and became acquainted — long distance — with little Miguel Angel, who seems fortuitously named for this family of Archangel devotees! I have to scan a new picture of him, as he’s grown a lot since this one, and seems full of beans and vinegar in the new snapshot!
CFCA is a terrific organization we encountered through the church — you can sponsor children of any age, or aged adults who are living in terrible poverty and need help. I was able to meet some of their reps last year, in Pittsburgh, during the CPA convention and they encouraged me to go to Central America sometime to meet Miguel and his family. You can do that! I don’t know if we’ll be heading down that way any time soon, but I’ve since spoken with other CFCA donors who have had the chance to actually meet and develop real relationships with the folks they sponsor — it seems like something totally worth doing. In the meantime we enjoy receiving updates on our wee Miguel who, it turns out, likes to play soccer.
Soccer. Sigh. I must send him some baseball stuff….
UPDATE: By pure co-incidence, Lisa Hendy is writing about CFCA today, too. On her facebook thread, there is a discussion of mission trips!