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Remembering Ken Welke

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“Outdo one another in showing honor” (Rom. 12:10) No one did this better than Ken Welke. He made everyone feel special. We are going to miss Ken so much after his recent passing. Ken is the perfect example of why you should go on a mission trip with CRF. When Ken went to Kenya, he ended up sponsoring seven kids and got a life dream to build a high school there. Ken’s sponsored child, Kevin Owuor, caught his encouraging spirit. Here is what Kevin wrote to Ken and his wife Julie. I was once a street boy who could eat rotten food, sleep in the cold and drink wasted water. One who could be called a thief, one who could… Read more »

Remembering Craig Cooper

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Craig Cooper was a great man of God and a long-time partner with CRF as the director of our child sponsorship programs along the Southern border of Texas. He passed away in late March, and we miss him dearly. After a 20-year banking career, Craig embraced his true calling. His role as Director of Missions at the Pharr Church of Christ and as a partner with CRF touched the lives of many thousands of people. More than a dozen church plants in the Valley and Mexico are among the fruits of his labor! We are grateful for the years we spent in partnership with this faithful servant of God — a man who cared deeply about the welfare of children… Read more »

Stories from the Drought

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The drought keeps getting worse all across the greater Horn of Africa. Stephen O’Brien, the UN humanitarian chief, announced that the world is facing the largest threat of famine since 1945, which is only declared when at least 30% of a population is acutely malnourished, and two adults or four children per every 10,000 people are dying each day. Here are just a few of the stories we’ve heard from our friends who are working across the region. Please join us in praying and financially supporting those in need of relief from this disaster!   ____________________________________________________________________   Jim Beck — Malindi, Kenya Please pray for my people in Kenya. News of food shortages at our schools tells us that our… Read more »

The Worst Famine Since WWII

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I certainly paid attention to the news. It was six years ago, and I was being told that the worst famine in 60 years was occurring in East Africa. Over and over again, I was being informed about the people starving to death. It changed everything in my life. CRF started sending food, buying goats, and developed a brand new water ministry. Hundreds of wells were drilled. Thousands of goats were given. Truckload after truckload of food was distributed. And you gave to make it all possible. Your help saved the lives of the dying in the Horn of Africa! And now the famine is back. In some places it never left. But I can’t seem to locate this story… Read more »

Welcome Philip to the Water Team!

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, US Office.

Philip Keter recently joined Hope Water Foundation International (HWFI), our Kenya-based water drilling company, to manage the operations and local management of the company. Along with Andrew Brown from the CRF office and our whole crew in Kenya, Philip is working to increase the effectiveness of our water drilling efforts so we can create an even bigger impact for communities in need! We’re so excited to have him join the team because of his passion for our work as well as his skill and experience in managing drilling companies. Philip was raised in a Kenyan middle-class family. His parents were schoolteachers, which gave him the opportunity to get a great education. One day when Philip was in high school he… Read more »