The Savior of Shepherds and Kings

The most wonderful season of the year has arrived.  It’s Christmas time! My job at Cross International has given me a new perspective on the first Christmas. Before I started visiting our ministry partners in developing countries, I had a very simple view of Christmas. I thought of Jesus’ birth as cute and cozy – ...

New Homes, Transformed Hearts

25. July 2016 housing 0
On a recent trip to Guatemala, I met the Mendoza family, who recently received a sturdy concrete home through the generosity of Cross International benefactors, and our ministry partner, Hope of Life. Before Cross stepped forward to help, the family was living in a crumbling, broken-down shack.  Now they have a safe place to raise ...

Easter is for Broken People

24. March 2016 Easter 0
On a recent trip to Guatemala, I heard stories of God’s faithfulness, love and redemption in the least likely of places — a shelter for victims of domestic violence.  In this case, the Cross International ministry partner is Casa de Vida and its mission is to provide a safe haven for women who have “walked ...

The Strength of God’s People

20. November 2015 Latin America, Water 0
I just got back from visiting one of Cross International’s long-time partners – Amigos for Christ in Nicaragua – and I’m thrilled by the miraculous things God is doing through that amazing ministry! With help from Cross and its donors, Amigos for Christ installs clean water systems in poor rural villages, immediately improving the standard ...

The Real Life of a Haitian Teenager

12. October 2015 education, Food, Haiti 0
Remember what it was like to be a teenager? You couldn’t pay me enough to go back to that time in my own life! Navigating the jungle of changing hormones, college applications and peer pressure was rough — but imagine what it’s like to be a poor teenager in a developing country? Rather than worry ...

Happy Graduation Wesh!

It’s that time of year again—graduation season. Here at Cross International’s south Florida offices, we were recently visited by a special high school graduate from Canaan Orphanage in Haiti: Wesh Elisseau. When we first met Wesh, he was only 6 years old and a bundle of energy. Today, he’s a bright 17-year-old with an incredible ...

Wisely Using Our Resources

As a woman who enjoys a good sale, I’m always trying to get more “bang for my buck” by shopping at stores that offer discounts, deals and promotions. Not only do I want to make my money go farther, but I want to honor God as I manage the resources he has entrusted to me. ...

Hiding His Word in their Hearts

11. March 2014 children 0
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. – Psalm 119:105 Last week, Gladys and Pastor Henri Gaetjens visited the staff of Cross International at our South Florida offices. This amazing husband and wife team serve at Canaan Orphanage in Montrouis, Haiti, and they have been trusted ministry partners of ...

Powerful Kindness

08. October 2013 Africa 0
I was reminded of the power of Christ-like kindness when I read about Olipa Kumbuyo, a beneficiary of Cross International ministry partner ADNZ Home-Based Health Care in Zambia. The Christians at ADNZ are ministering to victims of AIDS and other chronic illnesses by visiting the sick in their homes and providing food, care kits, counseling, ...