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 »

World Water Day

Every year in March, the UN hosts World Water Day. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. And it’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. Thanks to the provision of God and the support of our donors, CRF has been able to provide clean water wells to tens of thousands of people over the last few years. Our drilling rig in Kenya averages a new well every week. And wherever we provide clean water we also preach the Living Water: Jesus Christ. We are humbled that God is using CRF for such an important work…. Read more »

Give-A-Goat

Bad water and malnutrition. It seemed to be the source of Lopei’s polio. Lopei Chudang had a series of tragedies. She lived in the village of Nadabal where it hasn’t rained in nearly seven years. In the midst of one of history’s greatest famines, Lopei also lost her husband. And she had seven children. It was extremely difficult to support her family, and then the unthinkable happened—her polio affected her foot to the extent that it prevented her from walking. And it also prohibited her from working. Her situation looked hopeless. But then two incredible events happened. Her little village in Kenya received a water well from Christian Relief Fund. Now, at least, she and her family would not die… Read more »

A Family Well

You’ve got to love the Gary and Marci Ayers family. Listen to their story — After reading Max Lucado’s book, we have been dreaming of and praying for ways to “outlive our lives.” For more than 3 years now, one of the opportunities that God placed in our hearts was to drill a well for clean water in a desolate area of Africa. When we read about the matching grant through CRF, we quickly became ecstatic that the Lord had made a way for us to drill a well despite our limitations. Although we could by no means do this alone, we knew that if we gathered our family together and transmitted the excitement, we could drill a well together… Read more »

Be Like Casey

I was going into a gorgeous building at Ole Miss. It was on one of the prettiest campuses I’ve ever seen. Casey Coston told me that Kelsey Raymer and Kelly Litzelfelner and some sorority girls from Alpha Omicron Pi wanted to talk to me about drilling a water well in the Horn of Africa. So I walked into the sorority house. I expected to talk to a few members of the chapter. But to my surprise—all of them were there. It looked like there were a hundred people sitting on the floor. They listened intently. They asked questions. And then they gave enough to drill a well. They wanted to help girls who didn’t get to go to school because… Read more »