4 Million New AIDS Orphans

Sponsor an AIDS Orphan Today! “Over Medicalized.” That’s what they are calling the response to the current AIDS pandemic. At the 19th International AIDS Conference, it was reported that we had an “unintended catastrophe.” If you have read my responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis, you have certainly heard of my elation at the use of Anti-retrovirals in the treatment of HIV in order to prevent the virus from turning into AIDS. One of the most successful parts of this medical treatment is a program called PMTCT (Prevent-Mother-To-Child-Transmission). This program has been so successful that over 95% of the babies born to mothers with HIV/AIDS have not contracted the virus. This has been one of the most impressive breakthroughs in the… Read more »

Sponsors’ Lives Change

It’s not every day that you get to ride a camel. And it certainly isn’t every day that you get to ride a camel in Kenya with one of your best friends. But one day Ken Welke and I rode a camel together. I will never forget that trip. But it wasn’t camels that changed Ken’s life. It was children. Ken lives in Everett, WA where he is CEO of Welcome Communications, a supplier of communication products and accessories. I often think that Ken was misnamed. If I were naming Ken, I would call him “Barnabas.” There is simply no one more encouraging than Ken Welke. He is the epitome of a positive and optimistic person. And he has found… Read more »

Helping Emmanuel

The stories about Emmanuel are legendary. He has helped thousands of orphans at Eruli, Bungoma, and Mt. Elgon in Kenya. We call them Emmanuel’s Kids. His ministry with CRF is expanding daily and is due to open up a new high school this month.  Follow the donate link below to read more about his story. But even helpers need help. Emmanuel now has thyroid cancer. Doctors tell us that it will require some pretty extensive surgery and radiation to cure the cancer. He needs your prayers. And he needs some financial resources to make this happen. When he retired from teaching in the public schools, Emmanuel lost his insurance. We need Emmanuel! We believe that his surgery can be successful…. Read more »