It’s Not Over Until…

… the orphans are sponsored. What did you think we were going to say? The number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is down. There was only one new case last week. School is going to start again this week. Hopefully, the economy will finally take a step forward. CRF has been thanked over and over again for the part we played in helping the victims of the Ebola crisis. And we did play an important part in bringing relief for the glory of God. But it’s not over. MacAnthony Siaker, our CRF leader in Croezerville, reminded us of the tragedy that people are forgetting. When this many people have died, many orphans are left behind. Building orphanages isn’t… 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 »

A Choice No One Should Have to Make

It is with our deepest sorrow that we tell you that Jeremiah Cooley died of Ebola. Jeremiah worked for CRF helping orphans in Croezerville, Liberia. A week after his death his wife also died leaving four children as orphans. Now MacAnthony Siaker, our CRF director, has to make a choice. Do you take in the four new orphans from Ebola to the orphanage or not? If you don’t, they will be isolated and probably starve to death. If you do, you risk the deaths of the other orphans that you are taking care of. But it’s not just Jeremiah’s orphans. Others are coming and seeking refuge. No one should have to make this choice. There are no rules. There are… Read more »

A Day in a Life in the Ebola Crisis

— Thoughts gleaned from experiences of children in Monrovia, Liberia.  — I am so glad to be in school! I will never forget the day Arthur David came to me and told me I was sponsored by CRF. I would now get to go to Ford-Madden Christian Academy. Ford-Madden is one of the best schools in Liberia. To me, it is the best. Not only do I get an education—I also get food to eat. I come from a poor family. My father was killed in the war when Charles Taylor took over the country and became president. I also lost my brother to the conflict. Taylor kidnapped him and made him a soldier even though he was just a… Read more »

UPDATE: Ebola Relief

UPDATE: September 15, 2014 The Ebola pandemic in West Africa, specifically Liberia, has greatly impacted CRF and our sponsored children.  Liberia is still in lockdown to prevent the further spread of Ebola.  The need is great, but your prayers and donations are making a huge impact!  Here is a report from Brother Maxwell J. Whea, a minister at Smythe Road Church of Christ in Monrovia, Liberia. In response to the Ebola pandemic, the Smythe Road Church of Christ hosted three days of prayer services as a means of calling on God for His divine intervention in Liberia. Up to 90% of those infected with Ebola die, but as Christians our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood… Read more »