What Your Letters Mean

From Sarah Nicholson, a missionary working with CRF in Kenya: When you write to your sponsored child, they finally understand that someone on the other side of the world cares about them. When I show up at school with letters to hand out, the excitement among the kids is contagious. I just say a name, and they all run to find their friend and tell them the good news that they have received a letter! After the child reads their letter, they pass it around to their friends so everyone can share in the joy. For children who don’t have anyone in Kenya that loves them enough to invest in their life, this letter represents God’s provision in their lives…. Read more »

MacAnthony—Liberian Legend

Croezerville (pronounced Cruiser-Ville) sounds like a drive-in in a 50s movie. But it is anything but a place of fond nostalgia or glee. No, the memories are bad—and the present has not been much better. In the past, Charles Taylor invaded this area of Liberia cutting people’s arms off and kidnapping children to make them child soldiers and terrorists. In recent years, it has been known for the Ebola epidemic that has killed so many and left numbers of orphans. MacAnthony Siaker is the director of the CRF program in Croezerville. He knows what it is like to live in poverty and bad situations. MacAnthony’s father had three wives and was a farmer. He was able to get his kids… Read more »

Coming Full Circle

They have the same last name. They have the same journey. They have the same occupations. And now they are doing the same thing. And they are right back where they started. The stories of Samson and Samuel Methari (no kin just the same name) start and end with CRF. I don’t have a “before” picture of Samuel, but the one of Samson is priceless. CRF started in India. A few years after it began, Samson (the shirtless boy in the old photo) was brought to our children’s home. He was poor and had no food to eat. He came with his sister (to his left) who was also blind. Not long after this, a little destitute girl named Jyothi… Read more »

2015 Year End Letter

2015 was a great year!  If you haven’t read our Annual Report yet, you can find it here. Here is a year end letter from our President Milton Jones. ____________________________________________________ When it is all said and done, CRF is all about the children. We sponsor children in about 20 different countries and help in nearly 30 countries. We have 86 different CRF works around the world. We sponsor 6,805 children in a full-time capacity but help many thousand more through feeding, disaster relief and providing education. By the time we reached 2015, bringing clean water became one of the major ministries of CRF. This has happened because of the incredibly generous gift of a rig to drill deep wells, matching… Read more »

Small Beginnings

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 »