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 ...

Amazing Love

17. January 2013 children, Medical 0
Our friends at Camp Hope Orphanage in Ecuador have been caring for a teenage girl – let’s call her “Maria” – who suffers from cerebral palsy and has the mental capacity of a 3-year-old. Whenever Maria goes to church and the time comes for prayer requests, she always raises her hand and says, “Momma.” Sounds ...

Advancing the Great Commission

15. January 2013 AIDS orphans, children 0
Jennifer Bapp is the administrator assistant at the Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre (RCHCC), a Guyanese shelter where Cross has been sponsoring the care of HIV/AIDS-infected and affected children. Jennifer tells us: I joined the home in 2005 and I am still here enjoying every minute of my work. I enjoy my job because ...

Frank Pastore (1957-2012)

27. December 2012 Prayer, spiritual 0
Please pray for the family of Frank Pastore, Christian radio talk show host and good friend of Cross International, who went to be with the Lord last week after succumbing to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The 55-year-old former major league baseball pitcher loved Cross’ work and played an instrumental role in many fundraising ...

Christmastime is here!

25. December 2012 Advent, Christmas 0
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Or is it? After two months, if not more, of holiday planning, shopping, decorating, baking, etc., Christmas can seem almost anti-climactic – the cool down after the marathon. No more gifts to wrap, no more credit cards to max out, no more grumpy shoppers to wrestle for ...

Finding family at Casa Bernabe

20. November 2012 Latin America, orphans 0
Cross International staff recently dropped in on our friends at the Casa Bernabe orphanage in Guatemala. One resident, 18-year-old Marisol Ramos, graciously took some time to share her testimony of how God has blessed her during her seven years at the Christian shelter. Recalling the loneliness and lack of love she felt as a child ...

Love in Action

16. October 2012 Asia 0
What happens when Christians step down off their soapboxes and start to actually practice the love they preach? I suppose there’s more than one answer to that question, and I suppose it depends on what God’s love is calling us to do. But I’d like to share one concrete example of how a ministry’s effort ...