December 9, 2011

CFCA in El Salvador opens new project center

New center in El Salvador
The CFCA project in Santa Ana, El Salvador, opened its new administrative center Dec. 1.

SANTA ANA, El Salvador – The CFCA project in Santa Ana, El Salvador, officially marked the opening of its new administrative center Dec. 1 with a blessing of the building, grounds and the workers. The blessing was led by CFCA preachers who were in El Salvador on a mission awareness trip.

"The challenges and hopes we have are great, but we know what is possible, always remembering that God is with us," Santa Ana Project Coordinator Yessenia Alfaro said. "This is the reason for the blessing of our staff and of the families."

Four months have passed since CFCA President and Co-founder Bob Hentzen inaugurated construction of the center on rural property located about six kilometers from downtown Santa Ana.

The administrative center unites the project's administrative staff with communications staff that used to be located in four separate offices.

"CFCA is a foundation based on creating community," said Henry Flores, director of the El Salvador communications center. "Being in different offices made it hard to do that. Now, together we can dream and plan in one place, where all ideas and contributions are welcome. Uniting these teams will strengthen our work and reduce our rental costs."

A second building, still under construction, will serve as a dormitory for sponsors, families and staff members visiting the area. Completion is forecast for late February.

Alfaro said the center represents the realization of a dream envisioned in 1985 when CFCA began working in El Salvador.

CFCA serves about 12,500 children, youth and aging members through the Santa Ana project in El Salvador. The project celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010.

Ana Cristina Canana, a communications intern for CFCA in El Salvador, compiled information used in this article.