At the CRF office, we’re continually inspired by the ideas our partner churches come up with for encouraging their members to make an impact. Whether it’s sponsoring more children or raising funds for a school, health center or water well, it’s incredibly exciting to see a congregation fully committed to changing the lives of children in need for the glory of God!

We wanted to share some recent stories to express our gratitude for the creativity and compassion we see across ALL of the amazing churches we partner with, and to maybe inspire you to incorporate CRF deeper in how your church reaches out to the world!


—  LCBC Church  –  Pennsylvania  —

We are so grateful for the Harleysville, PA campus of LCBC church. They are fully committed to sponsoring children in Honduras. This campus has about 1,000 members and they sponsor nearly 300 hundred kids. That’s an average of more than one per family! They even join us on a Honduras mission trip each summer where they can meet their sponsored children!

We love the way the church displayed all of the children available for sponsorship in their lobby by using clothespins, twine and wooden pallets! The display was also covered with photos and testimonials from families who had already chosen to sponsor a child. Thanks LCBC!


—  Palo Alto Church of Christ  –  Florida  —

It seems like everyone at Palo Alto Church of Christ contributed a creative idea for their water drilling fundraiser this spring. Children carried water jugs and encouraged everyone to contribute their spare change. A group of men built a working well on the stage! Then someone built a six-foot tall water tube complete with continuous bubbles and LED lighting to serve as a visual reminder of the church’s progress toward their goal.

And don’t forget the youth group! They learned that the sum of every number between 1 and 100 is 5,050. Slightly more than the $5,000 it costs to drill a well with CRF’s matching gift program. So they put out envelopes numbered 1-100 and asked everyone to take an envelope and return it with that number of dollars. So far they have raised enough for 3 wells! Thanks Palo Alto!




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