Celebrating Human Rights

This week marks the 60th anniversary of Human Rights Day, a holiday celebrated internationally to promote human dignity and the belief that everyone deserves certain basic freedoms. Human Rights Day was created in 1950 to commemorate the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted two years earlier on December 10. The declaration ...

The fight against AIDS continues

Did you know there are 33.3 million people currently infected with HIV? Did you know that 2.5 million of those people are children? Did you know that the poorest parts of the world are disproportionately plagued by this devastating – but preventable – disease? In recognition of World AIDS Day, which falls on December 1 ...

Ready, Set, Shop!

For many of us, Christmas began last week with the annual Black Friday shopping spree and continued into this week with “Cyber Monday,” one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. The early Christmas season is a time of huge profits for retailers and huge savings for consumers. The intensity of all this ...

With a thankful heart

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. ~ Psalm 107:8-9 These verses from the Psalms are an excellent reminder of why we give thanks to God — not just on Thanksgiving, but every ...

Founded on a Rock

Cross International was blessed this week with a visit from one of our long-time mission partners, Annie Chikhwaza. Annie founded and currently operates Kondanani Orphanage, a loving home for abandoned and orphaned children in AIDS-ravaged Malawi. She’s truly doing God’s work in one of Africa’s toughest countries. She told us that one woman dies every ...

Clinging to Faith

In the midst of his suffering, Job cried out to the Lord in despair and even anger, emotions most people can easily relate to. What Christian hasn’t felt that God has tested him or her with what we think are unreasonable hardships? Job, too, believed the tragedies that happened to him—the death of his children, ...