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 »

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 »

Stopping on the Side of the Road

Do you remember that VBS song “Roll the Gospel Chariot Along?” If someone is in the road, what do you do? You stop and pick him up. That song could have been written about Moise Toussaint. Moise Toussaint is our CRF director in Cap Hatien, Haiti. He takes care of 600 children, directs an old folks home, preaches at a church, does welding and even leads a marching band for children. Here’s how I first met Moise. Shortly after the Haiti earthquake, I arrived to help with the disaster. We were driving a huge truck from Port au Prince to Cap Haitien to get medicine and tents. It was a twelve-hour drive through mountains and bandits on some of the… Read more »

Graffiti

Graffiti on the walls. What do you expect? It’s Mexico. There are gangs around. There are drug cartels in this place. And what would you expect the graffiti to say? Gang names? Bad words? Not CRF, that’s for sure. Yet if you go down the streets of Saltillo, you might find the unexpected. There’s a big graffiti version of CRF on the wall. Where did it come from? Why is it there?