What Do You Do When You Don’t Have a Preacher?

Sometimes we drill a well, and we go ahead and plant a church without a preacher. We do everything that we can do to get them one as soon as we can. But we drill wells so quickly (in six days on average), and it takes some time to train a preacher (usually a year). So what do we do in this in-between time? That’s where Proclaimers come in. You may not know what a Proclaimer is, but they have become invaluable where we plant churches. A Proclaimer is like a boombox only it has the Bible recorded on it. You can get them in nearly any language with a native person who speaks that language reading God’s Word. They… Read more »

CRF Got a Christmas Present Too!

WHAT DID CRF GET FOR CHRISTMAS? MORE MATCHING FUNDS FOR WATER WELLS! We are happy to announce that our matching funds for water wells have been renewed for 2018! Every single dollar you give for water wells will be matched! And for every $5,000 we receive, we will be able to drill another well! Over the last few years, CRF’s water ministry has been able to provide clean water to nearly 200,000 people. We never could have come this far without God’s faithfulness, our matching funds, and every donor who has given to help us make clean water access a reality for someone in need. We are so grateful to all of you! We know it can be difficult to… Read more »

The Domino Effect of Clean Water

For the past few years, news about the famine in the Horn of Africa has been a frequent subject of our newsletters. That’s because it’s one of the largest humanitarian crises facing the world today! And you never let the news fall on deaf ears. Thousands of donors have given sacrificially to help others have clean water to drink. From student groups to individuals—from $10 to $10,000—we’ve been able to match each dollar to drill a well for every $5,000 given, thanks to some generous grantors! The big day finally arrives!  Funds are sent to our team in Kenya, the community gathers to pray over the drilling crew, the work begins and, before long, water erupts from the ground in… Read more »

Welcome Philip to the Water Team!

Philip Keter recently joined Hope Water Foundation International (HWFI), our Kenya-based water drilling company, to manage the operations and local management of the company. Along with Andrew Brown from the CRF office and our whole crew in Kenya, Philip is working to increase the effectiveness of our water drilling efforts so we can create an even bigger impact for communities in need! We’re so excited to have him join the team because of his passion for our work as well as his skill and experience in managing drilling companies. Philip was raised in a Kenyan middle-class family. His parents were schoolteachers, which gave him the opportunity to get a great education. One day when Philip was in high school he… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Pray

At CRF we certainly are grateful for your generous donations, and we couldn’t do what we do without them. But don’t forget to pray for us too. You have heard about our extraordinary water well drilling efforts in Turkana, Kenya. Dennis Tenai, our Hope Water International leader, tells about one of our unsuccessful efforts. Yes, sometimes you don’t get water. And how tragic it is when you don’t get water in a desert where it hasn’t rained in nearly seven years. The Turkana people were watching our drillers with hope and anticipation of getting water for themselves and their goats. After it was apparent that there was not going to be water flowing, Dennis said that an old man came… Read more »