Lesson from a Water Bucket

Why concern ourselves with overseas poverty? The answer is this bucket of yellow water. Shortly after this photo was taken, this water, scooped from a hole in a dry creek bed in the Dominican Republic, was carried along a dirt path, poured into a glass and served to a child. If God’s love is in ...

Jesus Loves the Little Children

At the House of Light (Casa de Luz) Orphanage in the Dominican Republic, founders Tempura (shown here) and Lucas Perez have made caring for special needs children and young adults their life’s calling. The vulnerable kids they serve are nurtured through medical care and therapy, are provided with healthy meals, and take part in regular ...

A Canadian in Guatemala

One way to cut the cost of international travel is to nix the return flight. David McCormick, a 27-year-old Canadian, went to Guatemala on a mission trip and never came home. Instead he found a new life with Cross International partner Casa Bernabe, which provides shelter for orphaned, abandoned and abused children. David serves as ...

Play Time!

Fun times at Camp Hope in Ecuador! Many of the children living at Camp Hope would be suffering in isolation – hidden away in their homes by ashamed parents who can’t afford the demands of their care, or simply abandoned to the streets – if not for this Christian shelter for physically and mentally handicapped ...

Merry Christmas to Christ’s Disciples

This Christmas, many lay missionaries—and many of our ministry partners—will be spending Christmas out in the field, ministering to the poor they serve. These disciples of Christ might be serving hot meals, visiting the elderly, or doing other meaningful work on behalf of the poor on Christmas Day in addition to celebrating Christ’s birth. Here’s ...

A Letter of Thanks

I hope all of you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Keeping with the spirit of gratitude, I would like to share a heartwarming letter of thanks from our partner Elohim Evangelical School. Please be blessed as you read about how your help through Cross is providing a life-saving education to children from the dusty slums ...