Nourishing Bodies and Spirits

05. August 2015 From the Field 0
These hungry kids live in a really rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Most of them come from tumultuous family situations with alcoholic, drug addicted parents who don’t supervise or provide for them. They’re often left to fend for themselves. They learn to survive by selling candy or hustling whatever they can on ...

Praying for our Partners

15. July 2015 From the Field 0
We already pray for our partners on Tuesdays — which is truly a privilege — but last week our staff dedicated an entire day to lift up our partners in prayer. At any point during the work day, there was a group of staff from a variety of departments gathered together. We prayed for our ...

Starving child rescued

This rural Guatemalan family has been deeply concerned about their little daughter Rosa. At 2 months old she weighs only five pounds. That’s because she was borne with cleft palate, which prevents her from being able to nurse. The man praying with her mom is Carlos Vargas, founder of Hope of Life, one of the ...

Of Nazis and Lent

10. March 2015 From the Field 1
One of our founding board members, Pastor Jimmy Dodd, led our morning devotions today, and it was inspiring. He told the story about the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after the fall of the Nazis. When arriving Allied troops tried to tell the prisoners they were free, they couldn’t get them to leave. Due to the language ...

Video: Guatemalan kids learn to give God thanks

19. February 2015 From the Field 0
The children praying in this video benefit from Operation Rescue’s feeding program in a rough part of Guatemala City. There, the kids are also able to play, take a cooking class, and learn about Jesus. It’s one of several ministries that receive the food and valuable supplies we ship to Guatemala. In the video, the ...

Where two or three gather in my name… I am with them.

16. January 2015 From the Field 1
Wherever believers gather, Jesus is present (Matthew 18:20). It holds true for this congregation worshiping at Hope for New Life Church outside Kampala, Uganda. This unique facility doubles as an orphanage. Children live upstairs where they are raised by a resident pastor and his wife, with the help of paid caregivers. (The children really enjoy ...

“God knows how to do things!”

11. December 2013 education 0
When I read this note we got from a student at New World Christian School, a ministry we support in Ecuador, I felt a twinge of gratification.  While we strive to meet the material and practical needs of the poor (something we can see and measure), our goal is to make a spiritual impact as ...

Heartfelt thanks

04. July 2013 thank you 0
In this short clip, Donie Hernandez, director of Casa Bernabé in Guatemala, gives a heartfelt “Thank you” to those who have supported the ministry through Cross International. We’ve partnered with the ministry since 2007 because they do such wonderful work.  Casa Bernabé takes in orphaned, abandoned and abused children and nurtures them in a loving, ...

What’s the catch?

02. July 2013 Water, Women 0
Nguyet used to spend a good portion of her small income as a fruit-picker on water. It took six large containers a day to meet the needs of her and her three small children. And it wasn’t that great. It had a lot of iron and sediment.  “I would let a can of water settle ...