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 ...

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 ...

Great News from Guyana!

01. March 2012 AIDS orphans 0
The kids I met at the Ruimsvelt Children’s Home & Care Center in Georgetown, Guyana were a happy bunch—normal, well-adjusted kids from tots to teens. You’d never know they were all either affected or infected by AIDS. I got to know a set of siblings there who I’ll call Sandy and Roger (not their real ...

A Loving Home

01. December 2011 AIDS orphans, children 0
Yesterday morning Cross International Projects Officer Fernando Marquez shared about his recent trip to Guyana. He was particularly moved by the children living at Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Center (RCHCC). There, he fell in love with the sweet-spirited children, who are all either infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The disease is one of the ...

Praise Report from Mozambique

Yesterday morning, Cross staff listened as International Projects Officer Tara McKinney shared photos and stories from her recent trip to Mozambique. She visited one of my favorite projects for orphaned and vulnerable children that Cross supports with help from our generous friends, a ministry called Reencontro. Tara shared a story that really touched my heart ...

“My burden is light”

Have you ever tried to carry a bundle of firewood on your head? Or balance a bucket of water? I get a headache just from wearing a snug baseball cap, let alone using my skull as a transportation device! But you’d be surprised what a person can do when there are no other options. And ...

The Importance of Fellowship

Fellowship is a common theme throughout the Bible, particularly in the New Testament after Christ’s ascension into heaven as new believers joined together to form churches. The words of Hebrews 10:24-25, for example, discuss the importance of fellowship among believers: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good ...

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 ...

From Hurting to Healing

“I wish my mother was alive today to see this house.” That’s what David Massinga said through his tears when he and his sisters first moved into a new home given to them by Cross International and its generous benefactors through one of our ministry partners in Mozambique. The Massinga children were hurting — badly! ...

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 ...