Welcoming the Orphan

07. May 2013 Uncategorized 0
At the age of 13, Raul Mamani could barely write his own name. His mother was deceased, his father had abandoned him at a hotel, and he had spent much of his life up to this point working in the fields instead of studying. That was then. This is now: a smiling, hopeful young man ...

Healed Bodies; Healed Souls

18. April 2013 Asia, Medical 0
Medicine cabinets in churches. It’s an idea that’s not as glamorous as building a clinic or doing surgeries, but it is extremely practical and it’s meeting a real need among Vietnam’s poor for basic, readily-available medicines. It’s also a great way for Christians to reach out to their neighbors. We recently received a testimony from ...

Trusting in Jesus

16. April 2013 education 0
12-year-old Jonathan Farinango is a voice for hope from the slums of Quito, Ecuador. Jonathan wrote to us about how he and his family have been blessed through the Moses Project, an outreach of Iglesia Cristiana del Verbo (Christian Church of the Word). Cross International has been partnering with them to feed, educate and evangelize ...

Called to Die and Live

28. March 2013 Easter 0
Two thousand years ago, a common Jewish peasant did something that most peasants have been known to do. He died. Then on the third day, he did something different; something that set him apart from rich or poor, slave or free. He stood up and kept on living. Today, that Jewish peasant, Jesus Christ the ...

Protestants and the Poor

26. March 2013 poverty 0
It turns out that evangelist Luis Palau shares something in common with the new Catholic Pope Francis I – they’re both from Argentina. What’s more, despite the obvious theological differences, they are also personal friends. Recently, Dr. Palau did an interview with Christianity Today about his insights, from a Protestant perspective, on the Pope. A ...

Living with HIV

19. March 2013 AIDS, AIDS orphans 0
We recently received stories of some of the children Cross International is supporting with food, clothing, shelter, education and other needs at the Ruimveldt Children’s Home & Care Center (RCHCC) in Georgetown, Guyana. Both are HIV-positive, which carries a heavy stigma in their country. The ministry requested that we omit the children’s names and photos ...

Disabled but Valued

28. February 2013 children 1
Earlier this month, evangelist Nick Vujicic announced the birth of his first child – a healthy baby boy. Nothing especially newsworthy about an evangelist procreating. But the part that’s sure to raise eyebrows is that Nick Vujicic has no arms or legs! To those who believe a handicapped life is a life not worth living, ...

Grace Abounds

26. February 2013 Latin America, The Gospel 0
Between towering snowcapped mountains and the bustling streets of Arequipa, Peru, lies the land of the outcasts. If not literally, at least practically. Nowadays, the local taxis won’t even take you there, as our international projects officer Fernando Marquez recently discovered while trying to access the arid mountainside – a sort of colonized wasteland of ...