Going to Battle for Our Partners

18. January 2017 Haiti, Hurricane Relief 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 ...

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 ...

A Blessed Transformation in Haiti

14. April 2016 education, Haiti 0
Just in the last decade, teacher Camineta Guillame has witnessed a transformation in the way Haitian students act. Sometimes God’s revelations occur at the most unexpected times. I experienced one of those transformative moments on a recent mission trip in the Central Plains of Haiti. It was one of those rainy days, so our group ...

The Real Life of a Haitian Teenager

12. October 2015 education, Food, Haiti 0
Remember what it was like to be a teenager? You couldn’t pay me enough to go back to that time in my own life! Navigating the jungle of changing hormones, college applications and peer pressure was rough — but imagine what it’s like to be a poor teenager in a developing country? Rather than worry ...

What it’s like to be a sugar cane field worker

04. September 2014 Haiti 0
“A sugar cane worker is like an orange,” said 45-year-old Ebano. “You take an orange, squeeze all its juice into a glass, and drink. Then you toss the crushed rind away. That is what they do to us.” Ebano is a Haitian immigrant working in the sugar cane fields in the Dominican Republic. Every day, ...

Happy Graduation Wesh!

It’s that time of year again—graduation season. Here at Cross International’s south Florida offices, we were recently visited by a special high school graduate from Canaan Orphanage in Haiti: Wesh Elisseau. When we first met Wesh, he was only 6 years old and a bundle of energy. Today, he’s a bright 17-year-old with an incredible ...

A Special Gift

09. April 2014 children, Haiti 0
Last week I was able to spend the afternoon with the adorable kids at Haiti Home for Children, a 30-year ministry where orphaned children are brought into a loving “family” they can call their own. We received updates on their progress, were introduced to new members, and even had time to play outside under the ...