Typhoon Haiyan: Hope amid the Horror

25. November 2013 Asia, Disaster Relief 0
In an email we’ve just received from our partner CCT, which has sent a medical team to the Tacloban city evacuation centers, we’ve learned that the city’s vice mayor is actually a Christian pastor of a local church. What a blessing that a Cross International partner has been able to connect with a like-minded local ...

Remembering a Day We’ll Never Forget

On this day two years ago, the Haitian people cried out in unspeakable pain. It’s a day I will never forget—and I know the Haitian people will never forget it either. January 12, 2010 began like any other day in Haiti. There was nothing remarkable about it at first. Children went to school, parents went ...

Bringing Light to Haiti

Christ called us as Christians to be “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Hundreds of our donors took that passage quite literally when they helped us provide “light” to Haiti. Recently our staff distributed solar lanterns and Bibles translated in Creole (Haiti’s official language) to hundreds of earthquake survivors living in tent camps throughout ...

Haiti Earthquake: One Year Later

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless in Haiti. The images and stories pouring out of the Caribbean country — which lies a mere 750 miles off the Florida coast — were heartbreaking. The Haitian people have endured unimaginable pain, ...

Clinging to Faith

In the midst of his suffering, Job cried out to the Lord in despair and even anger, emotions most people can easily relate to. What Christian hasn’t felt that God has tested him or her with what we think are unreasonable hardships? Job, too, believed the tragedies that happened to him—the death of his children, ...

A woman’s enduring faith

“It’s not money that makes you rich; it’s the power of God and love in your heart.” This advice was more than a mere platitude coming from Sedillia Guerrier, a 63-year-old woman who knows firsthand the sting of poverty and the miraculous power of God. When the Haiti earthquake struck, Sedillia’s house collapsed with her ...

Inspiration for Haiti

If you look at Haiti solely in terms of statistics, the picture looks bleak: barely half of Haitians over 15 can read and write, more than two-thirds of the workforce is unemployed, and about 15 percent of Haiti’s children are orphaned. And after the devastating earthquake in January, poverty and homelessness are on the rise. ...

Healing Praise in Haiti

In the midst of despair people around the world have been touched by the faith and resilience of the Haitian people in the months following the devastating earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, killing thousands and leaving more than 1 million people homeless. Cross staff members working in the field in the days and ...

Six Months After the Earthquake

This week marks the six-month anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, killing more than 200,000 men, women, and children and reducing the capital city of Port-au-Prince to a field of rubble. Droves of traumatized survivors fled to the countryside in search of food, water, and shelter, and at least 1.5 ...