Happy Graduation Wesh!

It’s that time of year again—graduation season. Here at Cross International’s south Florida offices, we were recently visited by a special high school graduate from Canaan Orphanage in Haiti: Wesh Elisseau. When we first met Wesh, he was only 6 years old and a bundle of energy. Today, he’s a bright 17-year-old with an incredible ...

A Special Gift

09. April 2014 children, Haiti 0
Last week I was able to spend the afternoon with the adorable kids at Haiti Home for Children, a 30-year ministry where orphaned children are brought into a loving “family” they can call their own. We received updates on their progress, were introduced to new members, and even had time to play outside under the ...

Hiding His Word in their Hearts

11. March 2014 children 0
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. – Psalm 119:105 Last week, Gladys and Pastor Henri Gaetjens visited the staff of Cross International at our South Florida offices. This amazing husband and wife team serve at Canaan Orphanage in Montrouis, Haiti, and they have been trusted ministry partners of ...

Mission trip to Nicaragua

25. February 2014 children, Water 1
Recently, when I was on a mission trip in Nicaragua, I was struck by how subdued all the little children were at each of my stops. I could certainly understand. After all, I would be intimidated if strangers walked into my village. But one would think you would still meet one or two outgoing kids. ...

Transforming Lives with Education

06. September 2013 children, education, Haiti 0
In recent weeks, most children in the U.S. have been making their way back to school to begin classes again after the summer vacation. You might be sad (or a little relieved) to see your kids go back to the classroom, but you can’t deny how blessed we are as Americans to have this important ...

Partner Spotlight: Rainbow Network

23. July 2013 children, Food 1
Cross International’s ministry partner Rainbow Network provides for the needs of the poor in Nicaragua through five areas of outreach: food, housing, health care, education and microenterprise. In all, about 42,000 people are helped by Rainbow Network’s programs – and many of these are children. In the rural area of Nagarote alone, more than 1,200 ...

A New Legacy of Hope

18. June 2013 children 0
Dayana Louis Juste is 8 years old and in second grade at a Cross International-supported Divine Shelter School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Described by her teacher as sweet and smart, she is also a committed student, and is satisfied with nothing less than an “A” grade. Though equally hardworking, without an education Dayana’s mother struggles to ...

Walking in the way of love

If you ever wondered what Ephesians 5:2 looks like in Creole, here it is: Se pou nou viv ak renmen nan kè nou, menm jan Kris la te fè l’ la, li menm ki te renmen nou, ki te bay lavi l’ pou nou tankou yon ti mouton yo ofri pou touye pou Bondye, ofrann ...

Hello from Guatemala!

16. May 2013 children 0
The kids at Casa Bernabé send warm greetings and heartfelt gratitude to Cross International and our supporters. Case Bernabé is a Christian orphanage that rescues orphaned, abandoned and abused children, with the goal of showing them the love and freedom they have in Christ. The ministry’s director Donie Hernandez recently wrote: We take every step ...