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 »

Disaster Relief Updates

Sometimes people get mixed up on what CRF stands for. Many people think the “C” is for children. That is understandable since we focus so much on children. Some think that our “F” stands for fun. That is understandable because when you see our sign outside the building the last letter is sometimes covered by a shadow where it looks like Christian Relief Fun — and we do have a lot of fun around here. But the “R” is pretty clear — it’s relief.  It’s true that people may forget that about us — but when there is a disaster, CRF brings relief. Currently, CRF is involved heavily in four relief projects. If you are touched by the needs in… Read more »

Singing in the… Desert?

As we were driving a Land Cruiser through one of the most remote deserts on earth, we spied a group of guys walking across the parched ground. We immediately wondered who they were. We thought that we should drive over to check them out—but then again—these men could be dangerous. But we went over anyway. As we got closer to them, they spread out and circled our car. Then they marched around it. It was pretty scary. As you can see in this picture, these weren’t the kind of people I saw walking around in Amarillo,Texas. It also didn’t help that they were carrying spears.

Help Syrian Refugees

You have probably been seeing Syria in the news a lot lately. You have heard the numbers—12 million Syrians have been displaced by war. But did you know that half of those displaced are children? These displaced children have an increased risk of sickness, hunger and exploitation. At Christian Relief Fund, we are committed to bringing the hope and provision of God when disaster strikes. And we are especially focused on helping children. CRF is responding to help refugees of the conflict in Syria. We are currently accepting donations to our Disaster Relief Fund as we assess how we can best serve those affected by this crisis. We will have more details about our relief efforts as the situation continues… Read more »

UPDATED: Nepal Earthquake

UPDATE: 6/9/15 When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in late April, thousands of CRF supporters began praying and donating—and our disaster relief team immediately packed their bags. Aided by your prayers and support, our medical response team arrived in Nepal as soon as possible and began working tirelessly to provide medical care and hope to earthquake victims. Gigie Carranza, one of our team members, kept a diary during her time in Nepal. We wanted to share some highlights with you: May 6, Wednesday: Dr. Evelyn and I were roused from our sleep by an aftershock. Yesterday we visited a small, poor village outside of Kathmandu that had not yet received support. We played with the children, gave food packs to… Read more »