Thank You, Linda!

It seems inconceivable. It touches your tear ducts. It makes you give thanks for the past. And you want to do the most you can do to honor Linda Purdy. Yes, she is retiring from CRF. But her leadership and love for children will keep on going for years into the future—in fact forever. The plaque that the CRF board gave her says it so well — With our Deepest Appreciation to LINDA PURDY Whose Compassion For Children, Gifts Of Leadership, And Vision For Helping The Poor Have Guided CRF For 33 Years APRIL 15, 2016 We congratulate Linda Purdy on these 33 years of service to Christian Relief Fund. When you think of CRF, how can you not think… Read more »

What Your Letters Mean

From Sarah Nicholson, a missionary working with CRF in Kenya: When you write to your sponsored child, they finally understand that someone on the other side of the world cares about them. When I show up at school with letters to hand out, the excitement among the kids is contagious. I just say a name, and they all run to find their friend and tell them the good news that they have received a letter! After the child reads their letter, they pass it around to their friends so everyone can share in the joy. For children who don’t have anyone in Kenya that loves them enough to invest in their life, this letter represents God’s provision in their lives…. Read more »

I Miss My Mom

I miss my mom. She died last year when I was over in Haiti. No one exemplified James 1:27 more than the life of Helen Jones. I am who I am because of her. She gave me an example, encouraged me, and helped me in every phase of my life. More than anything I want to honor her with my life and work. When she died, a lot of people made donations to CRF in her memory. I love flowers, but I really like CRF even more. And with the money given a school was built on Mt. Elgon in Kenya. David Marangach thought it was a great idea to remember my mom with this building on the campus of… Read more »

2015 Year End Letter

2015 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 it is all said and done, CRF is all about the children. We sponsor children in about 20 different countries and help in nearly 30 countries. We have 86 different CRF works around the world. We sponsor 6,805 children in a full-time capacity but help many thousand more through feeding, disaster relief and providing education. By the time we reached 2015, bringing clean water became one of the major ministries of CRF. This has happened because of the incredibly generous gift of a rig to drill deep wells, matching… Read more »

Too Special to Open

I never could eat my chocolate Easter bunny. It was just too special. I would usually leave it in the box. So I knew exactly how Isaac Silva felt. Christian Toruno and Rafael Romero took me to the community around our CRF school called “Las Maripositas” near Leon, Nicaragua. That’s where I met one of our sponsored children — Isaac Silva. Upon meeting him, he quickly ran inside his little house and brought back his Christmas present. He was so proud of it and honored to show it to me. But it was still in the box. Why? It was so special he simply couldn’t open it. Esteban Valle, our director there, had bought Isaac a toy truck. What a great… Read more »