The Savior of Shepherds and Kings

The most wonderful season of the year has arrived.  It’s Christmas time! My job at Cross International has given me a new perspective on the first Christmas. Before I started visiting our ministry partners in developing countries, I had a very simple view of Christmas. I thought of Jesus’ birth as cute and cozy – ...

Hope for the Hungry

30. June 2016 children 0
  Cross International president Jim Cavnar recently had a chance to visit the children at the Esperanza de Vida (Hope of Life) emergency nutrition center in Guatemala. It’s great to see smiles of the faces of these precious girls and boys who, if not for the intervention of this Christian ministry, might not be alive ...

Grace Ministries

08. September 2015 Africa, children, education 0
When Beauty Phiri’s mother died of AIDS, her father abandoned her and her sister, and the devastated children were split among separate caregivers.  Beauty went to live with her elderly grandmother while her sister went to live with another family. Beauty rarely sees her sister anymore. Sadly, Beauty’s plight is common in Zambia and other ...

Starving child rescued

This rural Guatemalan family has been deeply concerned about their little daughter Rosa. At 2 months old she weighs only five pounds. That’s because she was borne with cleft palate, which prevents her from being able to nurse. The man praying with her mom is Carlos Vargas, founder of Hope of Life, one of the ...

Video: Guatemalan kids learn to give God thanks

The children praying in this video benefit from Operation Rescue’s feeding program in a rough part of Guatemala City. There, the kids are also able to play, take a cooking class, and learn about Jesus. It’s one of several ministries that receive the food and valuable supplies we ship to Guatemala. In the video, the ...

Choose Life!

20. October 2014 children 0
Asked which country has the highest suicide rate, most people would never think to answer “Guyana.” But a new World Health Organization report puts the “Land of Many Waters” at the top of the list, even above North Korea when adjusted for population age (it ranks third without this age adjustment). The study focused on ...

Forming the Character of Christ

12. August 2014 children, education 0
Every classroom has that one special child – the one who tests the limits of your patience and mercy as if it’s their God-ordained calling to raise your blood pressure. At the El Camino Sunday school in La Independencia, Peru, that child was Adiel. Last year when Cross staff visited this small but impactful ministry, ...

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 ...