Powerful Kindness

08. October 2013 Africa 0
I was reminded of the power of Christ-like kindness when I read about Olipa Kumbuyo, a beneficiary of Cross International ministry partner ADNZ Home-Based Health Care in Zambia. The Christians at ADNZ are ministering to victims of AIDS and other chronic illnesses by visiting the sick in their homes and providing food, care kits, counseling, ...

Lives Changed in Mozambique!

We recently received an encouraging report from our ministry partner Reencontro in Mozambique! Reencontro shares God’s love with orphans and vulnerable children through housing, education, food and health care. The six children in the Congolo family, Alberto, Jamie, Amelia, Ana, Daniel and Alexandre, live with their AIDS -infected parents, who are also stricken with tuberculosis. ...

The Gift of Grace

08. January 2013 Africa 0
Working at Cross International, I am blessed to witness imitations of Christ’s love every day, through the care and commitment of our ministry partners overseas, as well as our generous supporters here at home. One example of this Christian compassion is exemplified by our partners, Grace Ministries, in Lusaka, Zambia. Our friends at Grace Ministries, ...

Amazing Grace

18. December 2012 Africa 0
Cross International receives many heartwarming stories from our ministry partners overseas. They typically spotlight a child who is thriving after receiving food and an education, or a family who is experiencing newfound comfort after being given a new home. But recently a story of a different kind passed over my desk and touched my heart. ...

Alive and Thriving

06. December 2012 Africa, orphans 1
This is three-month-old Henry. He’s blessed to be alive.  His mom died after giving birth prematurely to a set of twins. By the time his uncle brought them to Kondanai Village, an orphanage in Malawi that Cross International supports, they were hanging on by a thread. Sadly, Henry’s twin sister died at the hospital. Henry ...

“I was sick and you looked after me”

15. November 2012 Africa, Medical 0
When ADNZ Home Based Health caregivers found 41-year old Loveness, she’d been bedridden for more than a year. She got diagnosed and put on medication to keep AIDS at bay. A lot of folks in her shoes can’t take the meds, though, because they must be taken on a full stomach — a rare luxury ...

Turning Tragedy into…Training

09. October 2012 Africa, Water 0
As Honiger Cheelo watched his wife and son waste away with acute diarrhea, he had no way of knowing their chronic illness was caused by unseen bacteria in the stream water they drank. Due to a widespread lack of information about health and hygiene, villagers assumed someone put a curse on them. Although it was ...

Conquering AIDS with the Gospel

21. September 2012 Africa, AIDS 0
In Zambia, Cross is helping a local Christian ministry provide home-based care for HIV/AIDS patients and the chronically ill. It’s a grassroots program that’s spreading Christ’s love through neighbors-helping-neighbors. I’d like to share an inspiring testimony we recently received from ministry staff member Esther Phiri: Having worked in a secular organization, it was normal to ...

Thanks from an orphan in Zambia

17. August 2012 Africa, orphans 0
Letters like this remind us why we are so passionate about what we do. It’s from an African orphan we’ve supported through Grace Ministries, our partner in Zambia: “My name is Yessy aged 14 years. I was born in a family of two girls and one boy. I am the last born child in our ...

Dare to Dream

12. June 2012 Africa, children 0
Can you imagine being a kid with no dreams for the future? Last weekend, as I watched my little nephews pretend they were basketball stars during the final NBA playoff game, I couldn’t help but think of the countless orphans I used to see during my time living in Malawi. Malawi is a small African ...