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 »

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 »

Hey, I Lost My Sponsor

I got a friend request on Facebook the other day. I couldn’t believe who it was. He certainly didn’t seem old enough. And how in the world did he get on a computer? I remember him as a little kid. I remember him as an AIDS orphan at the Lakeside Orphanage outside of Kisumu, Kenya. But now he is grown up. Now he has a job. Now he is able to talk to me on Facebook. His message was simply a message of gratitude. And he wanted to know about the well being of his two sponsors. Yes, two sponsors. He was thankful for both of them. I knew both of his sponsors. One was family. One was a friend…. Read more »