Too Special to Open

I never could eat my chocolate Easter bunny. It was just too special. I would usually leave it in the box. So I knew exactly how Isaac Silva felt. Christian Toruno and Rafael Romero took me to the community around our CRF school called “Las Maripositas” near Leon, Nicaragua. That’s where I met one of our sponsored children — Isaac Silva. Upon meeting him, he quickly ran inside his little house and brought back his Christmas present. He was so proud of it and honored to show it to me. But it was still in the box. Why? It was so special he simply couldn’t open it. Esteban Valle, our director there, had bought Isaac a toy truck. What a great… Read more »

We Plant Churches Too!

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 »

Out of the Dustbin

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 »

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 »