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 ...

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 ...

Hope in a Kenyan Slum

01. February 2017 From the Field 0
I’ve traveled extensively for Cross through the years, but I’ve never seen an example of urban poverty as horrible as the Kibera slum.  Kibera is one of the biggest slums in the world, with an estimated population of 1 million people living inside the maze of broken down shanties and piles of garbage. I can’t ...

The Savior of Shepherds and Kings

16. December 2016 From the Field 0
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

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

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 From the Field 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 From the Field 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 ...