Celebrating Freedom

This weekend, many Americans will express thanks for their freedom as they celebrate Independence Day. The idea of freedom means different things to different people: freedom from want, freedom from oppression, freedom to succeed, freedom to say and do as we please. As Christians, we understand freedom in a very exciting way. Ephesians 3:12 says, ...

Born into hunger and disease

It was obvious to Charity’s parents that something was wrong. All babies cry, but not like this. Charity was crying all the time and seemed to be in severe pain, so they took her to the doctor. The diagnosis turned out to be a common one among poor Zambian families: tuberculosis, often the first warning ...

Treasures among the trash

Sixteen-year-old Christopher’s village doesn’t just border the city dump – it has become an extension of it. While many poor Zambian families grow small gardens in their yards, Christopher’s neighbors fill theirs with garbage, which they dig through for expired food and recyclable goods. The smell attracts flies that seem to be better-fed than the ...

Remote Chance in Zambia

Our project officers must travel to incredibly remote places to reach some of the projects we support—but they’re well worth the effort. Take the Chikankata catchment area in Zambia, for example. That’s where our ministry partner is spearheading the Chikankata Water Project to give wells, latrines, and health training to each of 35 villages. Getting ...

Africa’s Changing Spiritual Landscape

If you’ve ever wondered where the most religious place on earth is, a new study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has an answer: sub-Saharan Africa. More specifically, the countries south of the Sahara Desert and north of South Africa. Researchers found that a large majority of Africans consider religion “very important.” ...

A new kind of Lent

On Wednesday, many Christians began observing Lent, a time of prayer and fasting during the weeks leading up to Easter. Although some denominations don’t recognize Lent, the practice has a long history among both Protestants and Catholics. There’s a tradition that during Lent, Christians will give up a particular luxury they enjoy, such as unhealthy ...

Chikankata Clean Water Project – Zambia

04. September 2009 Africa, Water 0
Anthony Watson and Gift Munkombwe from the Chikankata Clean Water Project took some time to thank our Cross donors for their support. Cross helps to provide wells, latrines, rubbish pits, and hygienic dish racks, plus health education, for impoverished rural communities in Zambia. Check out this new video report from Anthony and Gift on the ...

Meet John M Ng’andu

Bishop John M Ng’andu of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia has seen firsthand the devastating consequences of HIV/AIDS for children in Africa. He recently sent his sincere thanks to Cross International and our benefactors for supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in his Grace Ministries program. Click on the video below to see what he had ...