Diofila’s Vision

26. August 2016 housing 0
  As a writer with Cross International, I’ve been blessed to travel to developing countries to meet our beneficiaries. These men and women of incredible faith graciously open their homes and hearts to me, sharing their stories of how God has worked through donor support to transform their lives, and I’m humbled by what they ...

New Homes, Transformed Hearts

25. July 2016 housing 0
On a recent trip to Guatemala, I met the Mendoza family, who recently received a sturdy concrete home through the generosity of Cross International benefactors, and our ministry partner, Hope of Life. Before Cross stepped forward to help, the family was living in a crumbling, broken-down shack.  Now they have a safe place to raise ...

Lives Changed in Mozambique!

We recently received an encouraging report from our ministry partner Reencontro in Mozambique! Reencontro shares God’s love with orphans and vulnerable children through housing, education, food and health care. The six children in the Congolo family, Alberto, Jamie, Amelia, Ana, Daniel and Alexandre, live with their AIDS -infected parents, who are also stricken with tuberculosis. ...

Before & After

13. November 2012 housing 0
Patrocinio’s family of five lived this shelter made of cobbled-together planks. It was better than nothing, but not much. Bad weather made the family miserable. Plus, they cooked inside over fire, so the air in the house was constantly filled with smoke.  Their living environment was unhealthy and unsafe. Now they live in this concrete ...

A Reason to Hope

23. October 2012 Haiti, housing 0
I recently returned to my home base at Cross International’s South Florida office after a whirlwind trip to Gonaives, Haiti. There, I was visiting our partners living and working in the slum community of Jubilee, an area home to 12,000 people known for its’ complete and oppressive poverty. Garbage lines the streets; stagnant pools of ...

What a “relief!”

04. October 2012 Haiti, housing 0
“The wind attacked my roof!” said 65-year-old Montes Desir, describing Hurricane Isaac as it hit Haiti in the middle of the night and ripped the lid off his house. Since then, Mr. Desir and his wife have been sleeping in a corner under three recovered sheets of tin. They had to send their two children ...

A Dream Turned Into Reality

We all have dreams for our lives – things we want to someday accomplish or create. We might dream of having children, building up a business or traveling the world. Dreams are dear to us. They give us hope for our future and goals to work toward. What if your dream was to just have ...