Craig Cooper was a great man of God and a long-time partner with CRF as the director of our child sponsorship programs along the Southern border of Texas. He passed away in late March, and we miss him dearly.

After a 20-year banking career, Craig embraced his true calling. His role as Director of Missions at the Pharr Church of Christ and as a partner with CRF touched the lives of many thousands of people. More than a dozen church plants in the Valley and Mexico are among the fruits of his labor!

We are grateful for the years we spent in partnership with this faithful servant of God — a man who cared deeply about the welfare of children and the “least of these.” We also remember his great humility. In fact, in his obituary, his family communicated Craig’s spiritual posture by using Psalm 115: “Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.”

Please join us in prayer for the family of Craig Cooper and for the thousands of lives he impacted for the glory of God. We will miss his leadership, but we know that the same God who worked through Craig will help us continue the work.