Year End Letter – Milton Jones

When I think of 2013, I will always remember it as the year that CRF and Bread for a Hungry World merged. Bobby Moore contacted me with the vision of us becoming one. We dreamed together, listed the pluses and minuses, saw how similar we already were, and then knew that we would be better together than apart. I don’t know how a union could have come together more smoothly than this one. Truly, God was behind it.

Typhoon Yolanda Relief

UPDATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 – 3PM CST Donate Now On November 7th, 2013 the strongest typhoon ever recorded struck the islands of the Philippines. Super Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) destroyed millions of homes and killed more than 5,200 people with sustained winds comparable to an F3 tornado. Yolanda hit very close to home for CRF. When Bread for a Hungry World merged with CRF earlier this year, we inherited a child sponsorship program on the island of Cebu called Arapal Children’s Home. This program supports about 100 children in the local area. Yolanda’s eye passed just a few miles north of the children’s home and destroyed much of our facility. And in the wake of the… Read more »

Streams in the Desert

It hasn’t rained in six years in parts of Turkana, Kenya. So women and children are carrying jars on their heads after traveling miles just to get water. Did you know that women and children carrying water like this have to make this walk twice a day. On an average, it is a four-hour walk to get water. It is their only choice. It is why most children don’t go to school. They have to carry water. And the water is most often a Trojan horse. Do you remember that story? It was the gift that was hiding their death. Inside their container is a mixture of water, dirt, algae, camel and goat feces, bacteria, mosquito larvae, and other insect eggs,… Read more »

Try to Remember

- 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 »

UPDATE: Help Tornado Victims

May 23, 2013 It’s been a couple days since the terrible disaster in Moore, OK. Here is an update on what CRF is doing. We have partnered with the Disaster Response Team (DRT) for our on-the-ground effort.   The team has been in Moore since day one and is busy bringing help and hope to the hardest hit areas in Moore by providing spiritual, emotional and physical care. To GIVE to the continued relief effort, please visit our donation page. To GO to Moore as a volunteer relief worker, you can sign up here and we will contact you with more information Volunteers are needed in the following areas: Distribution      -      Property Clean Up Rebuilding/Repair of Properties    … Read more »