This is a guest post from Emily’s blog Emily is Smiling. Emily has interned at CRF and has visited our works in Kenya. We hope her post will move you like it moved us. __________________________________________ In my Bible I keep a photograph of a little girl who shares my name. We’ve never met. I know a little bit about her, but not much. Her name is Emily. She lives in the slums of Kenya, Africa. She is two years old and hungry. Her father abandoned her. Her home is a single room made of mud and grass with eight people living inside. Emily has most likely never owned a pair of shoes or a single toy. She doesn’t know if she’ll ever… Read more »
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“May Your Christmas be more Glorious than Grand!” One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is to watch “A Christmas Carol.” But we don’t just watch any version of it. Every single year we watch “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.” It’s my favorite. We sing the songs together. We laugh at the same stuff year after year. And it really isn’t that bad a rendition of Dickens’ classic novel. The theme of Magoo’s Christmas is summed up in a song. It is the one about “figgy pudding” if you remember it. But the chorus has all the animated characters singing in jubilation — “May your Christmas be more glorious than grand!” And perhaps that is the essence of how we miss… Read more »
Little Milton – by Milton Jones, CRF President He was wearing an orange shirt. I think he had borrowed his shirt just because he was coming to see me. He lived in a slum. He was hoping to go to a school for AIDS orphans. He was poor. He had a big tumor on his back. And he wanted to meet me. He came over to shake my hand. And I asked him his name. “My name is Milton,” the little boy said. Here was little Milton in the orange shirt. And he was standing beside Big Milton in the orange shirt. He had so many strikes against him. I had so many things going for me. Why him? Why… Read more »
CRF is partnering with DRT to bring relief to the people hurt by the devastating hurricane that hit the Northeast. Our outreach will take place in Monmouth, New Jersey and Union Beach, New Jersey. To help with the devastation a Semi Tool Trailer is being set up to furnish all the tools and supplies needed to rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed. A Mobile Kitchen will also be located in the area to give food to those who cannot currently cook or have meals at their houses. We will also have a housing and shower trailer to give volunteer workers a place to stay while they are helping. Please send your funds and gifts to CRF as soon as… Read more »
We thank God that Hurricane Isaac has not been as catastrophic as Hurricane Katrina, but many people have still lost their homes and possessions in this disaster. We are continuing to partner with Disaster ResponseTeam to provide emergency food and care to those affected.