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Crusaders for the Fatherless

Who We Are

Crusaders for the Fatherless was started by a family of faith who felt the calling of the Lord to work with orphans in Colombia. David Richardson, founder and President, has worked with other orphan non-profits for many years, but felt the strong calling to focus on this ministry with his family. He has joined with his sister, Charlotte Parrack and her husband Roy, to form Crusaders for the Fatherless.
 
All three have been to Colombia and fallen in love with the fatherless children there. The needs are many, and so 'Crusaders' was born out of a dream to not only do the will of the Lord and help the children, but to work closely with family to accomplish these goals.
 
David has built strong ties and relationships with the people and government of Colombia. He is the first Colombian International Padrina from Texas and works closely with  Colombian resources, to pool their efforts on behalf of the children.
 
In the book of Luke, from the New Testament, we read, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6-7). In some places around the world, children in orphanages may be considered only as valuable as simple sparrows. But, God, because of His great love, has not forgotten any of them.
 
Though the cause of the millions of orphans in the world may overwhelm us, God knows each one of those children and loves them dearly. Each one of us on the leadership team has a relationship with this God of the Bible. We believe that adoption was God’s idea. We were lost and orphaned, and God sent his son Jesus to provide a way for us to be adopted into His family. And, we desire to have a heart like His.
 
The #1 goal is, and always will be, the children.
 

Pictured here is David with his God Daughter, Lida, who was instrumental in helping him begin the Padrino program. With David's help, Lida has a safe place to live and is also attending college and working.

Charlotte is David's sister, and she is pictured here with Lida, her niece and David's God daughter.

Vice President, Roy Parrack, David's brother-in-law, who fell hard for the children of Colombia. Roy is married to David's sister for 34 years and has 5 grandchildren.

Secretary/Treasurer Charlotte Parrack, with one of her God daughters that her and Roy will be adopting soon.
Our VP Roy Parrack dancing with his God daughter, soon to be Hija!