Giants Come in All Sizes

Janeth Moncada was a special woman of God and my sister in Christ. She lived and worked for CRF in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Janeth lived to serve her God above all else. I was honored to attend her burial service on January 23rd, not far from the neighborhoods where she worked tirelessly for children and families through CRF for 29 years. She was a wonderful mother to her own and hundreds more children who received her love, correction, training, and encouragement over the years.

When It Rains It Pours

When it rains it pours! But at least you hope you get water out of it and not troubles. No, in the Horn of Africa it rains troubles. Parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia have not received water in over six years. The people there believe that God has turned off the faucet. A few years ago CRF started bringing relief to this area. We brought in food. We brought in water. Schools were started. Churches were planted. Then we stepped it up—we were given our own water well drilling rig and started drilling like crazy. But things just kept getting worse. I don’t know how. How can something be worse than terrible? Yet the people there say it is… Read more »

Meet Vincent Ojuok

Vincent is one of the Clinical Officers at the Jones-Ringroad VCT and Health Clinic. He has held that post since 2011. He has proven himself to be a very calm leader in the clinic, which can be a very busy and overwhelming place. His main responsibilities are to ensure the proper handling of incoming patients. He screens them and determines the best plan of action required to help meet their medical needs. He also liaises with the doctor at the clinic to determine the best protocols for the very difficult cases that come into the clinic. He is the main breadwinner for his family and his extended family. Vincent is married and has a 15 month old at home. He… Read more »

Martha’s Sacrifice

I recently returned from a visit to see the CRF programs in Liberia. People have been asking me how it was. I have mixed feelings about the country. Historically, Liberia should have all the amenities, government, economy and services like the US. It was founded by freed slaves after our Civil War. But it doesn’t. After years of corruption, abuse, their own Civil War, dictators, coups, and neglect, Liberia is a country that has so many needs. If I had to sum it up, it is as if a developed country slipped back into becoming a developing country again. But the people have tremendous hope; they see a better Liberia on the immediate horizon. I feel it too. I met… Read more »

Gratitude in Any Language

As I stepped into the building, I couldn’t see much. It felt dark because the windows all seemed to be small, and the old building was darkly painted inside. It was quiet, but every once in a while I could hear what sounded like muffled voices, which I followed to a small, dark classroom. The students were learning math. The teacher was teaching in sign language, and the kids were answering back out loud. When they saw me, they all stopped, looked at me, and then started signing, “I love you!” in American Sign Language. We all know that sign…hold up your hand with your thumb, index finger and pinkie all extended and your ring finger and middle finger down…. Read more »