These “God Moments” Keep Us Going

19. July 2017 From the Field 0
  Over the last few years, some of our ministry staff have begun gathering to share “God moments” they’ve experienced in the course of their work. These sharing times are opportunities to set aside the stresses of fundraising and reflect on how the lives of staff, donors and beneficiaries have been touched in profound ways. ...

Summer Doesn’t Have To Bring Hunger

School’s out for the summer! It makes me think back to my childhood, when I would count down the days until summertime freedom. I loved attending Vacation Bible School, hanging out by the pool and taking family road trips. I always equated summer with fun, family and relaxation.   Only after joining Cross International did ...

Images from Southern Haiti

As someone who has been traveling to Haiti for four years ‘s — and who has witnessed the incredible resilience of that country’s people — it is impossible for me to be objective about the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Almost 10 months have passed since the killer storm battered Haiti’s southern peninsula, and there are ...

Women of Hope

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 As a staff writer with Cross International, one of my most memorable visits came in Guatemala when I visited the women at Casa de Vida, a shelter for ...

Reflections on a Nicaraguan Student

A couple of weeks ago, as I attended my fifth-grade son’s open house, I marveled at how much technology American children have at their disposal. It was the end of the year, and the kids were turning in the laptops their school had provided for homework. Yes, school-provided laptops! I compared this to my experiences ...

From Bully to Worshiper

It can take a lot of perseverance to bring about true emotional and spiritual healing, but Case Bernabe is willing to make that sacrifice of time and energy. Our friends at this Christian orphanage and school know that loving the vulnerable means more than just protecting children from external threats. It also means addressing internal ...

Hope in a Kenyan Slum

01. February 2017 From the Field 0
I’ve traveled extensively for Cross through the years, but I’ve never seen an example of urban poverty as horrible as the Kibera slum.  Kibera is one of the biggest slums in the world, with an estimated population of 1 million people living inside the maze of broken down shanties and piles of garbage. I can’t ...

Going to Battle for Our Partners

18. January 2017 From the Field 1
As Cross International’s Haiti Project  Manager – and someone who has lived in Haiti for six years – it’s impossible for me to be objective about the impact of Hurricane Matthew. It’s been three months since the killer storm battered Haiti’s southern peninsula, and yet I feel the raw pain of the people as if ...

Christ the Hope of the Rich and Poor

27. December 2016 From the Field 0
It felt wrong to reach for my water bottle. The thirst was a perpetual itch just beyond hand’s reach. Throughout the week, we’d been traveling from one remote Zambian village to the next — each a nearly identical sprawl of thatched-roof houses, dirt paths and sun-scorched farmland. We were here to meet families in urgent ...