World Water Day – Just Add Water

Guest post from CRF President, Milton Jones.  Check out his blog Through Orange Colored Glasses. UPDATE: Since the original posting of this blog one year ago, hundreds of people have given to make sure others have access to clean water. CRF has been able to drill multiple wells in the Horn of Africa. And our wells have given access to clean, plentiful water to thousands of famine refugees. A little over a month ago, I stood in Turkana, Kenya at the dedication of one of these wells… I saw the product of our donors’ sacrifice and I saw joy on every face. Thank you for giving. Your support is changing lives and transforming communities. Here’s a video from Turkana. Turkana… Read more »

A Mixed Blessing

I have often wondered where the term, “a mixed blessing” came from. It seems counter to what a blessing really is. How could there be negative attachments to blessings? Maybe “negative” is too strong a word, maybe I can use the word, “challenge” to describe the situation. This is the time of year when school starts in Kenya and other countries in Africa. The Kenyan school year starts in January and ends sometime in November. The kids go to school year-round, and only have a big block of time off around Christmas. With the new school year, we receive requests to help get school fees paid for our secondary school students. This is much like high school for the U.S…. Read more »

Miracle in the Desert

Guest post from CRF President Milton Jones’ blog, Through Orange Colored Glasses. The first day of my new job was one of the most sobering of my life. My first task as president of CRF was to get some children supported who had been waiting for a sponsor. On the top of the list was a little girl named Maurine. She was from an place called Barwessa.  When I investigated her needs, I found out that she had died waiting for a sponsor. She had starved to death because of the lack of food and water where she had lived.

President for a Day

By sponsoring a child through CRF, you can save lives and give amazing opportunities to children who have very little chance of breaking free from the chains of poverty.  Sisi Margoth Urbina, a sponsored child in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is an incredible testament to the power of your support.  Our Honduras program director sent this short story about Sisi, and we want to share it with you.

Emmanuel’s Sacrifice

 This is a guest post from CRF President Milton Jones’ blog, Through Orange Colored Glasses. Sacrifice. It means that you give up something. But it means that you give up something that you miss. If I don’t really suffer a loss–it may be a gift, but it isn’t necessarily a sacrifice. Emmanuel makes sacrifices.