CFCA celebrates 29th anniversary
November 22, 2010
Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) officially turned 29 years old on Nov. 20.
CFCA, a leading sponsorship organization serving people of all faiths in developing countries, was incorporated in 1981 by lay Catholics acting on the Gospel call to serve the poor.
Today its Hope for a Family sponsorship program is in 23 countries around the world.
"The founding of CFCA is a gift from God and the hard work of many hands," said Paco Wertin, CFCA chief executive officer. "We are all co-creators of CFCA."
CFCA President and Co-founder Bob Hentzen also commented during his walk through Peru:
"From the Panamerican Highway in Peru, I send prayerful greetings to each of you on the occasion of our 29th anniversary. Please know of our love and gratitude."
Hentzen is presently south of Lima and heading for Arequipa. He is in the middle of Walk2gether, a journey of 8,000 miles through 12 countries from Guatemala to Chile. The walk is to show support and solidarity with CFCA's sponsored members and their families.
CFCA serves more than 300,000 children, youth and aging persons with the support of more than 250,000 sponsors.