We are taking the light of Christ to the poor of our time.
Our journey as an organization began when our founders returned from a decade of missionary service in Brazil. While on furlough in late 1999, they felt called to start a mission that worked among the poor, enabling national missionaries that have a heart for their people. The first meeting of the board of directors was held in March of 2000. Since that time CRI has grime from one project in Mozambique to over a dozen, from one staff member to over 50 and from one program that delivers aid to over 20.
What We Do
We look for four outcomes or results from our work. They form the acronym CARE. Staying for Care, Awaken, Raise, and Enable. All of these outcomes lead to the Church being grown, worldwide. Care â€” The most urgent spiritual and physical needs in our world begin with children. We care and educate them, their families, and their communities. Awaken â€” As we were awakened to the needs of the poor, so our goal is to awaken God's people to compassion and generosity by sharing our experience. Raise â€” We provide to those who are open to making life-directing decisions exposure to God's Word combined with overseas experience at our project sites. Enable â€” We recruit, train, send and support both international and western missionaries.