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 »

2014 Year End Letter – Milton Jones

2014 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 I think of 2014, I will always remember it as the year of WATER for CRF. We have drilled wells in the past, but last year was different. We were so graciously given a rig in 2013. But 2014 is the year we truly became a full-fledged water ministry. In fact, our water ministry has a name—Hope Water International. During this last year, we drilled nearly a well a week. Over 40 wells were drilled in areas of the Horn of Africa where it hadn’t rained in around seven… Read more »

The Christmas Gift You Really Want

Maybe you can look back on a Christmas of the past and remember a gift that was incredibly special. It was just what you wanted. Did your parents ever give you one of those? I was thinking of one of those. Of all the memorable gifts, I think my favorite was the one of 1966. My dad had promised me that if I ever shot a certain score on the golf course that he would get me a new set of clubs. And I had shot the score. But 1966 wasn’t the best year for the Joneses financially. And then in December, they came to the pro shop. A brand new set of matched woods and irons made by Royal…. Read more »

Kenneth Vaughn – A CRF Legend

What do you do with the rest of your life? If you are 67, it’s about time to rest and retire—unless you are Kenneth Vaughn. Then, it is time to go to Africa. Certainly, all of us want to end well. And that is why we need to pay attention to the life of Kenneth Vaughn.