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 »
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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 »
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 »
Check out our 2012 Annual Report to see highlights from last year! Let me tell you about how CRF helped get stuck people ‘unstuck’ this year. People in the Horn of Africa were stuck. It had not rained in five years. So CRF developed the greatest water ministry in our history. We brought in food and water to the most devastated places like Dadaab andTurkana. We drilled wells. We started farms. We built schools. We planted churches. It may seem like a drop in the desert, but CRF saved thousands of people who would have died without the water that you gave through CRF.
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 »