Freely You Receive, Freely Drink

Blue Hills. That’s what they called it. I couldn’t find anything blue. And I certainly didn’t see any hills. But we were there because they told us that there wasn’t any water. Blue Hills is right outside of Cap Hatien, Haiti. It’s not that far from the airport, but it seems like it takes forever to get there because of the lack of roads. We had been contacted by some church members about their lack of water, so we had drilled a well there. Now I was going with a team to see if they needed water purification so the people didn’t get cholera. After the team had put up some overhead tanks and was working on the system, I… Read more »

Want to Work for CRF?

No, we are not hiring right now. Yes, I was trying to get your attention. But we do need a lot of help. I guess you could say we messed up. I guess you could say I messed up. I guess you could say we were let down. But the end of the story is that a lot of children need help. When we first began our work in Eldoret, Kenya—I was sitting in a room of 150 AIDS orphans. All of them needed to be sponsored. I didn’t know in the beginning if we had the leadership there to do a CRF program. So I told them that we would try a program with 30 children and if it… Read more »

Don’t Play with Matches

“Don’t play with matches.”  It seems like your mother told you that a million times when you were growing up. Why didn’t his mother give him the message? Because he is an orphan. Should he have known anyway? Probably so, but nevertheless, the boy played with matches and the CRF orphanage in Benjamin, Haiti burned down. Benjamin is a place of extreme poverty. CRF has 137 children there. We praise God that none of the children were hurt. This is the place where we just got the water in “the Deep Hole” story of a few months ago. But the new well was too far away to get a bucket brigade and save the building. We lost beds, clothes, books,… Read more »