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
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 of Linda? Her kindness, direction and affection for children have permeated every area of our organization.

Baxter Loe, the founder of CRF, hired Linda back when she was a teacher because of her technological ability. He wanted Linda to help get CRF moving toward the future. Well, it sure happened. It is hard to comprehend the growth of CRF since she has been here. CRF has grown from a humble start in India with a few kids to thousands of orphans and destitute children around the world. As our executive director, Linda made sure that these children were not only accounted for with integrity but also loved.

We thank God for Linda and want to honor her for her many years of service and also for what is even more important to CRF—the spirit and attitude that she brings that has touched every aspect of Christian Relief Fund. It has been contagious in the office in Amarillo and has transformed our works with children around the world.

Linda will still be around Amarillo when she is not with grandkids in Lubbock. No one could ever stop her from helping CRF. She still will be a great blessing to our work. She simply won’t be directing the daily work of CRF. And she will be missed immensely.

Thank you, Linda!! Our donors, children and staff love you! You are the best!

— Milton Jones on behalf of CRF’s Staff, Board and Children





(Click the image below to see photos of Linda’s history at CRF!)