A grandmother’s love

As anyone who has spent time in Africa can tell you, grandmothers are the unsung heroes in the fight against AIDS. They may not discover a cure, headline a benefit concert, or legislate for sex education, but they are doing the hardest part – raising their orphaned grandsons and granddaughters whose parents have died of ...

Bringing Light to Haiti

Christ called us as Christians to be “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Hundreds of our donors took that passage quite literally when they helped us provide “light” to Haiti. Recently our staff distributed solar lanterns and Bibles translated in Creole (Haiti’s official language) to hundreds of earthquake survivors living in tent camps throughout ...

Haiti Earthquake: One Year Later

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless in Haiti. The images and stories pouring out of the Caribbean country — which lies a mere 750 miles off the Florida coast — were heartbreaking. The Haitian people have endured unimaginable pain, ...

Their New Year’s Resolution: Survive

I have a friend who used to work in the fitness industry, selling exercise equipment. He told me that his company put almost all of its marketing budget and sales energy into selling products during December and January. Why? – because New Year’s resolutions about physical fitness are what stimulate most of their profits. Sadly, ...

Counting our Blessings

As New Year’s Eve approaches, we are amazed at how God has blessed us this year, and we are thankful for the sacrifices our donors have made while facing economic hardships at home. In his annual Christmas speech, Cross International President Jim Cavnar praised the incredible generosity of our supporters. While many Americans are giving ...

A Life Lesson from Joseph and Mary

When God told Joseph and Mary about the forthcoming birth of Jesus, they could have resisted the news. After all, conceiving a child out of wedlock was a serious matter. But we know they each accepted the noble assignment with tremendous faith and trust. Joseph “did what the angel of the Lord commanded” (Matthew 1:24) ...

God’s Christmas ornament

If you saw a red globe in the night sky earlier this week, don’t panic! You didn’t drink too much egg nog, and the end of the world is not at hand. What you witnessed was a lunar eclipse, an uncommon event in which the moon passes through Earth’s shadow. A lot of people are ...

A basic need for God

You wouldn’t expect an atheist head-of-state to put religious leaders in public schools. But Australia’s atheist Prime Minister Julia Gillard is doing just that. Not only does she support state funding for chaplains in both public and private schools – she is promising to expand the program! Gillard doesn’t want to convert kids to Christianity ...