Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. – Zechariah 4:10 NLT – Isn’t that the Christmas story? A small beginning. It was a baby in a manger. People despised the humble start of the Christ child. Others ignored it as insignificant. Others still wanted to stop the influence of this God in flesh because it was not the manner in which a King would present Himself. But the Lord wasn’t finished with the small beginning. Indeed, He was rejoicing to see the work begin. I recently heard Phoebe Miriam give her testimony. She couldn’t stop quoting this verse. Phoebe quit using her last name because of the abuse she received from her… Read more »
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As we were driving a Land Cruiser through one of the most remote deserts on earth, we spied a group of guys walking across the parched ground. We immediately wondered who they were. We thought that we should drive over to check them out—but then again—these men could be dangerous. But we went over anyway. As we got closer to them, they spread out and circled our car. Then they marched around it. It was pretty scary. As you can see in this picture, these weren’t the kind of people I saw walking around in Amarillo,Texas. It also didn’t help that they were carrying spears.
As I finished speaking at a church the other day, someone came up to me and said, “And you plant churches too?” Yes, we do. When I speak, I guess I sometimes forget to mention all the churches we plant. Most everyone knows CRF is a relief organization. We help destitute children, and we drill wells where there is no water. But we are very holistic and don’t want people to miss out on the gospel. Our greatest desire is for our sponsored children to grow up loving Jesus. I tell so many stories about Francis Bii and his dynamic work with children in Eldoret, Kenya. But did you know that his ministry has planted over 70 churches in the… Read more »
You know what sponsorship means to you. But what does it mean to a sponsored child? Do they truly understand what you are doing? Are they grateful? I recently heard Loureen, a sponsored child in Kenya, express what sponsorship did for her. I think it will make you even more glad to be a sponsor! – Milton Jones, CRF President Today is a wonderful day in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for sponsoring me. I came from the dustbin. When I was first taken to the orphanage in 2002, I got my sponsor. You gave me a school uniform. You paid my school fees. If it wasn’t for you, I don’t know where I would… Read more »
We think you will love this talk given by Elina, a sponsored child at Oasis of Hope High School in Kisumu, Kenya. The prayer, friendship and financial support that sponsors give their children make an impact that is impossible to overemphasize. By helping children find their talents through education, sponsors give the lasting gift of hope! A sponsor is someone who agrees to pay money to support a person so they can succeed and reach higher heights in education and talent. Sponsorship impacts the lives of students in three ways. EDUCATION. Many people go to school through the support given by CRF sponsors. In most cases, after they finish their education, they give back to society. Sponsorship has shown me… Read more »