Relief in a Time of Famine

In Africa, 20 million people in 26 countries are suffering due to severe drought and famine. Many world leaders fear that this will be the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. To respond to this desperate need, Cross International is working with our church-based partners to provide food, relief and the hope of the Gospel. In ...

Back to School

14. August 2017 From the Field 0
  Children are getting ready to return to school, both here in the United States and in Haiti. Haitian kids begin classes about two weeks later than schoolchildren in America. But no matter where a child goes to school, whether he or she is rich or poor, the excitement over a new school year is ...

These “God Moments” Keep Us Going

19. July 2017 From the Field 0
  Over the last few years, some of our ministry staff have begun gathering to share “God moments” they’ve experienced in the course of their work. These sharing times are opportunities to set aside the stresses of fundraising and reflect on how the lives of staff, donors and beneficiaries have been touched in profound ways. ...

Summer Doesn’t Have To Bring Hunger

School’s out for the summer! It makes me think back to my childhood, when I would count down the days until summertime freedom. I loved attending Vacation Bible School, hanging out by the pool and taking family road trips. I always equated summer with fun, family and relaxation.   Only after joining Cross International did ...

Images from Southern Haiti

As someone who has been traveling to Haiti for four years ‘s — and who has witnessed the incredible resilience of that country’s people — it is impossible for me to be objective about the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Almost 10 months have passed since the killer storm battered Haiti’s southern peninsula, and there are ...

Women of Hope

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 As a staff writer with Cross International, one of my most memorable visits came in Guatemala when I visited the women at Casa de Vida, a shelter for ...

Reflections on a Nicaraguan Student

A couple of weeks ago, as I attended my fifth-grade son’s open house, I marveled at how much technology American children have at their disposal. It was the end of the year, and the kids were turning in the laptops their school had provided for homework. Yes, school-provided laptops! I compared this to my experiences ...

From Bully to Worshiper

It can take a lot of perseverance to bring about true emotional and spiritual healing, but Case Bernabe is willing to make that sacrifice of time and energy. Our friends at this Christian orphanage and school know that loving the vulnerable means more than just protecting children from external threats. It also means addressing internal ...

A Challenge to do “40 Days of Good”

On Tuesday evening, I set out on the same route home I drive every day – a left, a right, another right and on to the highway.   But as I pass a warehouse I’ve seen thousands of other times on my daily drive home, the routine of my life is thrown off track; the bubble ...