Thankful for my Sponsor

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 »

Girls Count Too!

We were so humbled to hear thanksgiving from Elizabeth, a sponsored child in Kitale.  Sponsorship helps all children know that they are loved by God and they are valuable because they are His children. Sponsors, I want to thank you. It is not easy to sponsor somebody you don’t even know. It has really cost you a lot. Thank you for your academic support. I never knew I could have gotten an education because I came from a very humble background. CRF sponsored me when I was very tiny and shaggy. Today I am very smart, just because of your concern for me. My guardians couldn’t provide for my needs, especially because I was a girl. As a girl, the… Read more »

The Impact of Clean Water

We have been overwhelmed by the prayers and support of our donors to have helped us drill more than 75 wells in Kenya. You have enabled us to bring clean water and the Living Water to those in desperate need! As you read the following stories of impact, join with us in thankfulness for what God has already done and in prayer for the millions more who still lack access to clean water. Miton The 1000+ Masai people in this area have not had access to clean water ever since their hand dug wells dried up more than 10 years ago.  They were walking many miles for water and every attempt to dig for more water was unsuccessful. Once we… Read more »

What I Needed Was Always Here

Luke was his name. He was an elder of a tribe in Barwessa. He had asked me to sit down with him and have some tea. I thought it might be safe — especially since we had just drilled for some clean water. Luke had some things on his mind. He wanted to have a little talk. I first knew of the dilemma of Barwessa the day I heard that kids there were eating rats. They had no other food because they had no water. It was a big famine. Only the rats were surviving. CRF drilled six water wells in Barwessa. Then we planted a church. And we started a school. Things were indeed looking up. Luke wanted to… Read more »

Hope lives in Samabul

We’re happy to share this update from our mission team currently visiting CRF sponsored children in Kenya! Our team traveled for two hours across unpaved roads, rocked back and forth by the endless movement of our matatu. We waved at shrieking children as we passed by in our packed van, and we eventually arrived in a village that is the origin of our director in Eldoret, Francis Bii. Samabul is a rural region. Without a car, the distance to the city of Eldoret is incredibly difficult. Most people survive by farming small pieces of land, even quarter acres. When crops fail, there is nothing. Before sponsorship, children are often expected to continue the path of their parents – working the… Read more »