A lot of things have changed since CRF was founded in 1971. But one thing will never change. 

CRF is all about giving hope to children living in poverty.

Everything that we do – whether it’s increasing water access, providing disaster relief, or planting churches – begins with our desire to help children grow up to be like Jesus.

As we look back on the past five decades, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for all those who have partnered with us in this important work – especially the thousands of you who have sponsored a child directly!

If you don’t already know, child sponsorship is one of our core programs at CRF. Through our sponsorship program, orphans and vulnerable children are supported intellectually, physically, spiritually and socially. And because CRF sponsorships are one-to-one, this support is reinforced by a personal relationship of prayer, letter-writing and encouragement.

Late in 2020, we discussed as a team what would most honor CRF’s past and strengthen CRF’s future during this anniversary year. The answer was immediately obvious. We need to keep helping children!

Since the majority of our new sponsorships have always come from speaking at churches, our sponsorship growth has been slower than anticipated during the pandemic. We’re needing your help now more than ever to sponsor children who have been waiting for a long time.

In celebration of fifty years of giving hope, we are launching a sponsorship challenge: 500 Sponsorships to Celebrate 50 Years

Join with us through one of the ways listed below or visit christianrelieffund.org/500 to learn more. Can you help us reach our goal of sponsoring 500 new children by July?

Sponsor a Child

If you haven’t become a sponsor yet, we encourage you to change a child’s life by sponsoring them today!

If you are already a sponsor, could you consider sponsoring one more child?


If you have any friends or family members who might be interested in becoming sponsors, could you share this opportunity with them? We’ve included a card along with this newsletter to make it easy! 


Most of all, would you join us in prayerful anticipation of what God is going to do in the lives of 500 more children and 500 sponsors over the coming months?