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 »
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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 »
In the past, sending our sponsored children to high school has been a difficult issue for CRF. (Click this link to find out why.) But this year CRF has been blessed to find solutions to our secondary education issues in Kenya. Our 3 largest programs in that country now have high schools for our sponsored children. Here is some more information about our new schools!
Sponsor an AIDS Orphan Today! “Over Medicalized.” That’s what they are calling the response to the current AIDS pandemic. At the 19th International AIDS Conference, it was reported that we had an “unintended catastrophe.” If you have read my responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis, you have certainly heard of my elation at the use of Anti-retrovirals in the treatment of HIV in order to prevent the virus from turning into AIDS. One of the most successful parts of this medical treatment is a program called PMTCT (Prevent-Mother-To-Child-Transmission). This program has been so successful that over 95% of the babies born to mothers with HIV/AIDS have not contracted the virus. This has been one of the most impressive breakthroughs in the… Read more »
The stories about Emmanuel are legendary. He has helped thousands of orphans at Eruli, Bungoma, and Mt. Elgon in Kenya. We call them Emmanuel’s Kids. His ministry with CRF is expanding daily and is due to open up a new high school this month. Follow the donate link below to read more about his story. But even helpers need help. Emmanuel now has thyroid cancer. Doctors tell us that it will require some pretty extensive surgery and radiation to cure the cancer. He needs your prayers. And he needs some financial resources to make this happen. When he retired from teaching in the public schools, Emmanuel lost his insurance. We need Emmanuel! We believe that his surgery can be successful…. Read more »