We’re honored to share this guest post from Amy who is a member of the CRF Blogging Network. She is a big advocate for adoption and orphan care. She shares the Lord’s heart for loving the fatherless! Check out her blog at Greater Expectations: Phil and Amy’s Adoption Journey. ________________________ I think as humans, we can only handle so much information at once. It is easy to overlook suffering because there are so many people with so many different needs. We get overloaded if we look at the numbers, like an estimated 153 million orphans worldwide (this number could be less; it is hard to estimate the actual number) or an estimated 146 million children in developing countries are underweight,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Devotions
Well, we certainly believe CRF works. And we’re sure that you think it works. But every once in a while, it is nice to have some confirmation and validation. There have been two recent articles written that evaluate works like CRF (especially child sponsorship). We wanted to let you know what they said in case you didn’t see them. The BBC News published one of them, and Christianity Today wrote the other. More than nine million children around the world are sponsored by organizations like CRF, and these recent reports have determined that sponsorship indeed does improve children’s lives.
This is a guest post from CRF President Milton Jones. You can read all of his posts on his blog, Through Orange Colored Glasses Katherine looked beautiful. She was wearing a pink dress, and she even had a big white bow to go with it. She was wearing a sash to make her look like Miss America—or should I say Miss Kenya. They had built a little runway for her to walk down (kind of like a beauty pageant). Actually, they brushed the dirt a little bit, but it was effective. Katherine was the last one. Other boys and girls from our school in Eldoret preceded her down the runway. But she had the privilege of being the finale. And… Read more »
- This is a blog post by CRF President Milton Jones. – I learned something new about children in poverty today. Surely, I already knew it — but it caught my attention in a vivid way this afternoon. A sponsored child at the Sovereign School in Cap Hatien, Haiti gave me a note. She had been a delightful girl and very helpful in things that I was doing there. She even tried to teach me Creole. But when I got the note, there was an “Uh Oh!” that went off in my mind. I just knew that she going to ask me to give her something. I figured she would hit me up for some money. Slowly I opened the… Read more »
When people find out that I’m a teacher, they often tell me that teaching is a “noble profession”. Teaching can be exhausting work at times. The classrooms are crowded, the hours often reach beyond the school day and into the evening, sometimes parents are very demanding and difficult to deal with, and all of this is for less than desirable pay. But my complaints stopped when I met Joan (pronounced “Jo-ann”). Joan’s story is like so many stories in Kenya. She was born in the city of Eldoret. Her mother was a single parent and Joan never knew her father. Later, when her mother married and moved to a different area, Joan was left with a grandmother. However, living in… Read more »