Choose Life!

20. October 2014 From the Field 0
Asked which country has the highest suicide rate, most people would never think to answer “Guyana.” But a new World Health Organization report puts the “Land of Many Waters” at the top of the list, even above North Korea when adjusted for population age (it ranks third without this age adjustment). The study focused on ...

Forming the Character of Christ

12. August 2014 From the Field 0
Every classroom has that one special child – the one who tests the limits of your patience and mercy as if it’s their God-ordained calling to raise your blood pressure. At the El Camino Sunday school in La Independencia, Peru, that child was Adiel. Last year when Cross staff visited this small but impactful ministry, ...

A Word for the New Year

03. January 2014 education 0
What’s your “word” for the New Year? Did you know you’re supposed to have one? In keeping with the current trend of compressing every thought into a Twitter-sized soundbite, some have decided that traditional New Year’s resolutions just won’t do. Instead, you can opt for a New Year’s word. It’s a more abstract alternative, and ...

Typhoon Haiyan: Hope amid the Horror

25. November 2013 Asia, Disaster Relief 0
In an email we’ve just received from our partner CCT, which has sent a medical team to the Tacloban city evacuation centers, we’ve learned that the city’s vice mayor is actually a Christian pastor of a local church. What a blessing that a Cross International partner has been able to connect with a like-minded local ...

What if this had happened there?

09. July 2013 Medical 0
A couple weeks ago, a motor-scooter accident I had on the way to the office gave me a new perspective on asphalt – a very, very close one. God spared me from serious injury, and I was able to pick up the bike and ride it the rest of the way to my destination, but ...

A Canadian in Guatemala

One way to cut the cost of international travel is to nix the return flight. David McCormick, a 27-year-old Canadian, went to Guatemala on a mission trip and never came home. Instead he found a new life with Cross International partner Casa Bernabe, which provides shelter for orphaned, abandoned and abused children. David serves as ...

Play Time!

Fun times at Camp Hope in Ecuador! Many of the children living at Camp Hope would be suffering in isolation – hidden away in their homes by ashamed parents who can’t afford the demands of their care, or simply abandoned to the streets – if not for this Christian shelter for physically and mentally handicapped ...

The greatest story ever told

Improvising with the few stage props available to them (from a cardboard manger scene to a bicycle donkey), the kids at Elohim Evangelical School in Arequipa, Peru, reenacted the life of Jesus. Many of the children come from very rough backgrounds of poverty, abuse and neglect. But for a little while they got to be ...