Pray for Haiti

    In September – literally two days before Hurricane Matthew devastated the southern peninsula of Haiti – I was in the country for the dedication of two schools. Sadly, one of those missions was damaged by the storm. Just two months have passed since Matthew made landfall, and already the news media has moved ...

CROSS RESPONDS TO BELIZE HURRICANE

Floods and high winds impacted ministry partners and left many poor families in need of aid. Immediately after Hurricane Earl swept across Belize on August 4, our staff mobilized to help, working with in-country Christians to get aid to those in greatest need. Our mission team flew to key areas and reported flooded streets, ruined ...

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 ...