Your impact through World Vision Canada in 2018

Have you ever wondered if your support of World Vision is really making a difference? Well wonder no more! Check out the video clip below to see the amazing impact that you and the many other supporters of World Vision Canada are making around the world.

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Now you can email your sponsored child

If you are like me, sending a letter to your sponsored child is a challenge. I want to write, but I never seem to find the time.

Now there is an easy solution – send an email!! It is really fast and simple. Just go to the World Vision Canada website ( and go to “Login/Create an Account”. If you have an account, simply login. If not, it only takes a few minutes to create your account. Once you are into your acount, go to “My Sponsored Children”. Then, click on the photo of your sponsored child, and you will see an option to send an email. You can use a standard letter provided, or write your own. You can also upload a photo.

It only takes a few minutes, and your sponsored child will really appreciate hearing from you. Even better, your sponsored child will send a message back to you. What a great way to connect with your sponsored child!

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Stay connected with Haiti

I received a message from World Vision yesterday saying that the COBOCOL Area Development Program will soon become self-sufficient, and that I can send a farewell email to the children I sponsor there.

I will miss Obenky and Luckenson. I have sponsored them for many years, and have looked forward to their photos and annual updates. I am proud of the progress they have made, and I celebrate with them their transition to self sufficiency.

So what is next? If you sponsor a child in COBOCOL. you will soon receive a notice from World Vision celebrating the move of this community to self-sufficiency, and offering you another child to sponsor.

You should be offered a new child to sponsor in Haiti. If you are offered a child to sponsor somewhere else, may I suggest you call World Vision and  ask to sponsor a child in Haiti. By doing so, you will maintain our connection between Fredericton and Haiti.

As much as I will miss Obenky and Luckenson, I look forward to “meeting” my new sponsored children.

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FreddyLink will soon bid farewell to COBOCOL

COBOCOL will soon be ending their 15+ year journey from poverty to self sufficiency. This means that the partnership between FreddyLink and COBOCOL will come to an end in the next few months. This parting fills us with joy, pride, and also a touch of sadness.

We are filled with joy that COBOCOL has made it successfully to the end of this journey. This success is the fruit of much hard work and dedication. We are so thankful that they now have a firm foundation on which to build their future, a future filled with many hopes and dreams.

We are proud to have contributed to their success. FreddyLink partnered with COBOCOL in 2010, midway through their journey. COBOCOL has a special place in our hearts as it was the first Area Development Program or ADP that FreddyLink partnered with, and it has been wonderful to watch this community prosper.

We are also filled with sadness. Many of us have developed strong ties with our sponsored children in COBOCOL, as well as with the members of the community we have connected with over the years during our visits. We have been blessed by our connection with this community, and it will be a great loss for us to lose those connections.

Though we will soon bid farewell to COBOCOL, the members of this community will remain in our hearts, and we hope they will be blessed for many years to come.

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