Message from Annie: We need your prayers!

05. July 2011 Africa 2
Annie Chikhwaza is asking for prayer for a little boy at Kondanani Children’s Village in Malawi. Nine-year-old Isaac had one of his eyes removed because of retinoblastoma – a condition that most likely would have killed him, had he been living in the humble village of his biological relatives. But now Annie says there are ...

Living Water in a dry land

03. June 2011 Africa, Water 0
Why is this group of traditionally-attired Zambian women staring at a construction vehicle? Because the Cross-sponsored piece of machinery is about to make their lives a whole lot easier. Until now, the women have had to walk long distances to fetch unsanitary water from the nearest source and carry it home on their heads – ...

Positive Impact in Mozambique

It’s always amazing to me when I see evidence of how Cross-supported ministries are having a positive impact on people’s lives all around the world. Seeing that impact firsthand in the field is a blessing, a blessing I want to share with you through the story of a young man I met in Mozambique. Hassane, ...

Saving Lives with Medical Care

In today’s high-tech world, it’s hard to imagine that millions of poor people around the world lack access to even basic health care facilities. For families in developing countries, stocked pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals might be dozens of miles away, and even if facilities are nearby the poor usually can’t afford their services anyway. What’s ...

Building Up God’s Kingdom

On Wednesdays, Cross staff members gather after devotions to hear from our International Projects Officers, the men and women who oversee our relief and development efforts and work with our ministry partners in the field to best serve the poor. Yesterday we heard from Tara McKinney, our Africa International Projects Officer. In her presentation, Tara ...

Reacting to Injustice

The recent conflicts in countries throughout the Middle East offer a glimpse of what can happen when people feel they’ve been treated unjustly. The result of perceived injustice can range from peaceful protests that bring about change to dangerous riots or clashes between citizens and the government. As it does on so many topics, the ...

Proof that Africa can change

Mozambique has been called an “African lion” – not because it is strong, but because it is stronger than it once was, having achieved modest economic growth and overcome bloody conflicts that plagued the country from the 1970s to the early 90s. Our recent visit to Mozambique confirmed that image. We felt encouraged by the ...

Founded on a Rock

Cross International was blessed this week with a visit from one of our long-time mission partners, Annie Chikhwaza. Annie founded and currently operates Kondanani Orphanage, a loving home for abandoned and orphaned children in AIDS-ravaged Malawi. She’s truly doing God’s work in one of Africa’s toughest countries. She told us that one woman dies every ...

Receive, and you shall Give

Grace Ministries Mission evangelical church has a new leader with a big heart, and big plans, for the poor. Recently, Cross staff met up with Bishop Stanley Simunyola in Lusaka, Zambia, where he told us about the roots of his passion: a Christian teacher from his childhood. As a boy growing up in poverty, Stanley ...