I Have Another Daughter

We’re excited to share this firsthand account of a sponsor meeting their child with you. Casey Coston is a longtime child sponsor and a campus minister at Ole Miss University. Do you know why I wanted to travel to the small village of Benjamin, Haiti? I have another daughter there! Let me explain. Benjamin is only 40 miles from Cap Haitien, a large city on the northern coast of Haiti, but it takes at least 4 hours to drive there due to very rough roads. This year it took 7 hours. The scenery is breathtaking. The jungle is dense. And the rivers are wide. While the trip is always tough, this year it was even worse. At one point, we… Read more »

Have a Good Idea? Remember CRF!

Matthew Blake makes great salsa at Matchstick Salsa. His “Find Your Perfect Match” campaign not only encourages consumers to choose the heat intensity that best suits them, but also reminds buyers that each jar purchased is matched with a donated meal for a Kenyan CRF orphan. The children of Josh and Caresse Wood are budding artists. They put on an art show for the people of Amarillo recently at our CRF headquarters. Orphans from our new school in Metkei, Kenya are being supported with their proceeds. Dyron Howell of Eli Lilly and Snack Pak 4Kids is on his way to Eldoret, Kenya for business. But he is going to be traveling with a bunch of nearly indestructible soccer balls to… Read more »

Welcome Kevin!

God has been preparing Kevin Wasner for all of his life to be the new Executive Director of Christian Relief Fund. My first knowledge of Kevin came when Rick Atchley told me of one of the members of the Hills Church who had written— “Ever since Milton Jones’ last visit to The Hills, I believe I’ve been prompted to get involved with CRF or a ministry like it. The feeling was stirred again when I read a recent CRF newsletter story chronicling Milton’s recent trip to Liberia. I could see, hear and even smell the scenes he was describing, as my wife and I used to live in neighboring Sierra Leone.” Of course, it was Kevin. Rick’s analysis of him… Read more »

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 »