Christ the Hope of the Rich and Poor

27. December 2016 From the Field 0
It felt wrong to reach for my water bottle. The thirst was a perpetual itch just beyond hand’s reach. Throughout the week, we’d been traveling from one remote Zambian village to the next — each a nearly identical sprawl of thatched-roof houses, dirt paths and sun-scorched farmland. We were here to meet families in urgent ...

They’ve never tasted clean water…until now!

16. November 2016 From the Field 0
Not long ago, the clean, refreshing water you see in this photograph was an impossibility. Mothers and children had to walk three miles to a murky, parasite-infested stream to collect their entire day’s water supply for drinking, cleaning, bathing and cooking. The sight of women making the brutal journey barefoot, often in the dead of ...

Into the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

25. October 2016 From the Field 2
Cross International’s Haiti disaster response team is currently hard at work delivering meals and other crucially needed aid to survivors of Hurricane Matthew. During its travels, the team has listened to firsthand accounts of that terrifying experience. One couple told how their house began to fall apart in the middle of the night. After one ...

CROSS RESPONDS TO BELIZE HURRICANE

12. August 2016 From the Field 0
Floods and high winds impacted ministry partners and left many poor families in need of aid. Immediately after Hurricane Earl swept across Belize on August 4, our staff mobilized to help, working with in-country Christians to get aid to those in greatest need. Our mission team flew to key areas and reported flooded streets, ruined ...

No Giant too Big!

13. July 2016 From the Field 0
Like many 14-year-old boys, Pablo* likes to draw superheroes. His favorite hero is Sentry, who has the power of “one million exploding suns.” Now that is a skill you don’t see on a lot of resumes! Pablo knows that, as a child of God, he doesn’t have to rely on super powers. He’s learned the ...

Hope for the Hungry

30. June 2016 From the Field 0
  Cross International president Jim Cavnar recently had a chance to visit the children at the Esperanza de Vida (Hope of Life) emergency nutrition center in Guatemala. It’s great to see smiles of the faces of these precious girls and boys who, if not for the intervention of this Christian ministry, might not be alive ...

A House Church in a Minefield (Literally)

  Ho Phay doesn’t fit the profile of a successful pastor. He doesn’t sport a fashionable haircut or designer clothes, he doesn’t write an edgy blog, he doesn’t put out bestselling books about the five keys to a winning life, he doesn’t have a trendy youth group with a name like “Elevate” and there is ...

The needy in our backyard

17. December 2014 From the Field 1
If you eat a tomato during the winter months, it’s very likely it was picked by an immigrant farmer in Immokalee, Florida. This rural area, located about a two-hour drive north of our Florida headquarters, is known as the tomato capital of America. Sadly, it’s also famous (or infamous) for its checkered history of worker ...

Taking it to the streets

09. December 2014 From the Field 0
You learn how much you really value the Gospel when you’re preaching it at knifepoint. Most of us have never faced that kind of danger, but I recently met a Guatemalan Christian who has had multiple brushes with death in the line of ministry. While joining him for his street feeding outreach, I got a ...