A New Holiday Is Going Down the Drain!

Today is a holiday. Did you forget it? Maybe you didn’t even know, but it is worthy of note. And if you really understand it, it’s worthy of celebration. This is the first year that this holiday has been officially recognized by the UN. What is it? Today is World Toilet Day. We nearly forgot about it until our friends at the Water Center at the University of Oklahoma reminded us about it and helped us remember why it is so important. Did you know that a child dies every minute for lack of a toilet? Bill Gates has seen the importance of this so much that he is offering a huge sum of money for anyone who can come… Read more »

Typhoon Yolanda Relief

UPDATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 – 3PM CST Donate Now On November 7th, 2013 the strongest typhoon ever recorded struck the islands of the Philippines. Super Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) destroyed millions of homes and killed more than 5,200 people with sustained winds comparable to an F3 tornado. Yolanda hit very close to home for CRF. When Bread for a Hungry World merged with CRF earlier this year, we inherited a child sponsorship program on the island of Cebu called Arapal Children’s Home. This program supports about 100 children in the local area. Yolanda’s eye passed just a few miles north of the children’s home and destroyed much of our facility. And in the wake of the… Read more »

Spiritual Adoption

This guest post was written by Emily.  Emily is an intern for Christian Relief Fund as well as a member of the CRF Blogging Network. She blogs at Emily is Smiling. ——— “Do you know my sponsor?” This was a question I heard probably two hundred times during my two weeks in Kenya with CRF this summer.  Wherever I went, children would gather around me to ask questions about what it is like to live in the United States. They all assumed I knew their sponsors personally.“Please tell my sponsor I am praying for her.  Tell my sponsors I love them very much!”  Every child I encountered knew their sponsor by name. I thought this was sweet, but the impact… Read more »