CRF Got a Christmas Present Too!



We are happy to announce that our matching funds for water wells have been renewed for 2018! Every single dollar you give for water wells will be matched! And for every $5,000 we receive, we will be able to drill another well!

Over the last few years, CRF’s water ministry has been able to provide clean water to nearly 200,000 people. We never could have come this far without God’s faithfulness, our matching funds, and every donor who has given to help us make clean water access a reality for someone in need. We are so grateful to all of you!

We know it can be difficult to comprehend the huge impact of clean water “on the ground” in the places where we work, so we wanted to share this thank you report from a mission compound in Kenya that we recently partnered with to drill a well.



A very common sight at our mission house is to see women and children carrying 40-pound jerry cans on their heads as they leave the well where they get water for their daily needs. Both people and animals heavily use this well. It is normal to wait in long lines and then have to shoo camels, goats and cows away in order to get to the water. The location is muddy and vey unsanitary. Those who are close enough to walk for water are fortunate. Many have to dig down in the dry riverbeds to find water. The water they find is often full of parasites, disease, animal feces, and dirt.

Clean water—what we take for granted as we stand under 15 minute showers—is life to them.

We teamed up with CRF to drill a new well at our mission compound. We wanted to express our great appreciation to CRF for partnering with us to provide a source of clean water to the Pokot people in the village of Kamketo, Kenya. Our thanks to CRF’s staff for making all of the arrangements to have a well drilled. The well is working great, and the Pokot people are so very thankful for it. It brings more people around the mission compound and is a great outreach, providing both physical water and the opportunity to share the Living Water with them.

Thank you seems so inadequate for what has been provided to us. CRF does an amazing work. We hope to partner again with you in the next year or so to bring water to at least two other villages that do not have access to water. God bless you!

- Tierney Christian Mission


Every dollar you give will be matched to double your impact!

Our Ongoing Relief Work

CRF is continuing to help in South Texas. We have partnered with Disaster Response Team.  We are currently in the rebuilding stage. Our team will probably be there for years.  If you want to join them in rebuilding, contact us. Rebuilding is always the most expensive part of disaster relief, so we could use more funds to help.

Carlos Carbajal (right) grew up as one of our sponsored children in Honduras. He now has a powerful ministry in Miami. Carlos led a team to help Hurricane victims in Immokalee, Florida. This was one of the poorest places in the US before the hurricane; now it is worse. Hardly any assistance went to this area until Carlos and CRF helped.

The earthquake near Mexico City may have led to more fatalities than all other recent disasters.  Eli Garcia, our CRF director in Piedras Negras, has led a relief team to feed, encourage and help rebuild this devastated area.  They have especially focused on the Cholula, Puebla area that was incredibly impacted by the earthquake.

Most people don’t even know that Haiti was hit by Hurricane Irma. But if you saw our CRF schools, churches, and roads—you would know that it was hit. Bobby Moore and Milton Jones (seen here with a new water tank) have been in Cap-Haitien, Haiti making sure that our buildings and water sources are restored.

And that’s not the end of it. Probably no one was hit harder than Puerto Rico.  And then there were the fires in California. CRF was out of teams to send, but we are supporting teams with some of our partners to do as much we can to help those impacted by these tragedies.



It’s Bed Time!

I have slept most of my life on a waterbed. I guess I’m just an old hippie, but I like them. However, Barbie talked me into buying a new bed. It’s a traditional bed, and I hate to admit it—but it is so comfortable! Whether it is comfort, relaxation, sleep, or whatever—it’s like this bed has changed my life. It wasn’t that expensive, but what an investment it was. If you are bed shopping, contact me, and I’ll tell you about it.

I love my bed, and I can’t imagine what it would be like not to have it. I don’t even want to go back to my waterbed. And I certainly can’t imagine not having a bed at all. Yet, that is the case with a bunch of our children. They don’t have beds. And if they do, they have to share them with too many other children. Kevin Wasner told me he visited a school recently and saw five kids in a single bed. That’s too many!

Lately, we have been building a lot of schools with dorms. And in many locations, we just don’t have enough beds for the children. It’s time for beds. When children don’t have a bed, they obviously don’t get a lot of sleep. But they are also tired which makes it hard for them to concentrate in school. Can you imagine sleeping on a hard floor? Wouldn’t it make your efficiency worse?

At a seminar, I heard a guy plea for “a bed for every head.” I like that. Could you help us to make sure that every one of our CRF children has a bed?

You can buy a mattress for only $25. If you wanted to add a mosquito net, you could do so for another $10. If you could help us with a bunk bed frame, it would be $100.

I got a new bed. I think that it’s time to get our kids new beds too. Can you help? A bed can help change the life of one of our kids. — Milton Jones, CRF President




Give Your First Christmas Gift!

Yes, we know it’s only October, but in just a few short weeks, Christmas will be here! Children all over the world will climb into bed, force their eyes shut and anxiously await the gifts that will be under the tree. Maybe you remember similar experiences from your childhood.

But can you imagine being a child and not getting a present? It happens all over the world. But CRF is trying to do something about that.

At CRF, we have the joy of giving Christmas gifts to thousands of children every year! It’s one of the most exciting things we get to do. And we want to invite you to join us!

Every year, every child in the CRF program receives a $10 gift at Christmas.

While $10 might not seem like much, it is the first gift many of our children ever receive. Their faces light up with joy, and for just a moment the weight of their circumstances is lifted. They know someone cares enough to give them a present!

By providing a Christmas gift for a child, you are telling them that they are not alone – someone cares. And most of all you are telling them that their Father in Heaven will always provide for them.

Could you give a little extra this holiday season to make sure our children have a little extra hope on Christmas morning?




SPONSORS: Your donations for Christmas gifts will first be credited to your sponsored child(ren)’s account(s). Every additional $10 you give will provide a gift for a child who is unsponsored or whose sponsor did not send a gift.

Hurricanes: Asking the Right Question

Five hundred gallon water tanks were blown off the roof. Then the roof was blown off. Roads collapsed and washed away. Water wells were contaminated. Water sources were completely under water.

This is what Bobby Moore and I saw as we observed the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in northern Haiti. And this wasn’t as bad as the damage in Puerto Rico, the Florida Keys or south Texas.

Martin Luther King, Jr. in his last sermon talked of the story of the Good Samaritan. He said the parable revolved around two questions. Upon seeing the distressed man on the side of the road, the priest and Levite asked, “What will happen to me if I help?” Dr. King said that was the wrong question.

When the Good Samaritan walked by—he asked the right question. “What will happen to HIM if I don’t help?”

We need to be asking the right question when it comes to the devastation from these hurricanes. We have heard the cries from Puerto Rico. The cries from places like Haiti have hardly been heard. “What will happen to them if we don’t help?”

Please help. CRF is working with Disaster Response Team in Texas to rebuild homes after the destruction of Harvey. We are helping in partnership with other relief efforts in the Florida Keys and Puerto Rico. We have our own group in Haiti helping with construction and water projects. You can donate, or you can volunteer and go to a site to help. — Milton Jones, CRF President