A Word for the New Year

03. January 2014 education 0
What’s your “word” for the New Year? Did you know you’re supposed to have one? In keeping with the current trend of compressing every thought into a Twitter-sized soundbite, some have decided that traditional New Year’s resolutions just won’t do. Instead, you can opt for a New Year’s word. It’s a more abstract alternative, and ...

“God knows how to do things!”

11. December 2013 education 0
When I read this note we got from a student at New World Christian School, a ministry we support in Ecuador, I felt a twinge of gratification.  While we strive to meet the material and practical needs of the poor (something we can see and measure), our goal is to make a spiritual impact as ...

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 ...

The greatest story ever told

Improvising with the few stage props available to them (from a cardboard manger scene to a bicycle donkey), the kids at Elohim Evangelical School in Arequipa, Peru, reenacted the life of Jesus. Many of the children come from very rough backgrounds of poverty, abuse and neglect. But for a little while they got to be ...

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 ...

A New Creation

We recently received an encouraging success story from ministry partner New World Christian School in Ecuador! In a report to Cross International, 16-year-old Mateo Vaca explained that his life used to be full of problems, “Poverty broke my house and I had to go to work to help my family with food and expenses.” Because ...

Trusting in Jesus

16. April 2013 education 0
12-year-old Jonathan Farinango is a voice for hope from the slums of Quito, Ecuador. Jonathan wrote to us about how he and his family have been blessed through the Moses Project, an outreach of Iglesia Cristiana del Verbo (Christian Church of the Word). Cross International has been partnering with them to feed, educate and evangelize ...