Haiti — Where the Rains Don’t Stop.

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti with a devastating blow in early October, but the hardest hit area was in the Southwest. Most of CRF’s works are in the Northeast part of the island. We thought we were in the clear. However, after the hurricane hit, it started raining in the areas where CRF is most heavily located. And it didn’t stop for weeks. Currently, it looks a lot like the devastation in Louisiana after Katrina hit. All of this was happening during the run up to the US elections. As a result, the media didn’t cover it much, and CRF didn’t get many funds to help with this horrible disaster. You can see how much damage the rains have done. And… Read more »

Hurricane Matthew – How You Can Help

UPDATE: OCTOBER 12, 2016 – 11:00 AM One week after Hurricane Matthew passed over Haiti, the death toll has surpassed 1,000. Thousands more are injured. And now another problem is endangering everyone in the country—cholera. Haiti already had one of the highest cholera rates in the world before the hurricane, but the massive flooding caused by Matthew’s rainfall has amplified the spread of the waterborne disease. Many hand dug wells have been contaminated and are no longer safe for drinking. The World Health Organization is sending 1,000,000 cholera vaccine doses to Haiti in an attempt to prevent a larger outbreak. CRF is now focusing on providing food and clean water to those who no longer have a safe water source… Read more »

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 »

Place of (it’s getting closer to) Joy!

As we have communicated, CRF is moving in the direction of obtaining Place of Joy in Cap Haitien, Haiti. It will be the biggest facility that we have. Currently, it is a sad place where children have been abandoned with no food and no supervision. We are trying to change all that. But Place of Joy is much more than a place with tremendous potential—it is full of children with tremendous potential. Find out how you can help us bring joy back to Place of Joy! This is Jeffery.  He is a 12 year old street kid who one day was riding his bicycle and bumped into a car.  The driver got out of the vehicle and slammed Jeffery on… Read more »

How Close is Your Water?

I’m never been more than a few minutes from clean water where I live in Amarillo. Usually I’m only a few seconds from clean water that is free for me to drink. And yet I hear people complain about water all the time. They think that the free water doesn’t taste good enough. So they go and buy bottled water that probably cost more per gallon than their gasoline. But in Labelmere, Haiti—there is no clean water close, and there is none to buy even though you couldn’t afford it if there was. Dorvil Djounio, one of our CRF partners in Pignon, recently went to Labelmere and took some of our short-term mission group from Mississippi with him. It’s over a… Read more »