An Offering of Love

A simple plastic bag filled with food. It’s something I take home from the grocery store each week without really thinking about it. While I’m by no means rich and don’t buy extravagant grocery items, I’ve never had to worry about whether I have enough money to buy the food I need. For the deathly ...

Ringing in the New Year

2012 is here! And the blogosphere is buzzing with New Year’s resolutions, end-of-the-world theories, and political campaign predictions. With the holidays behind us, society’s focus has shifted a little more toward personal weight loss goals and a little less toward feeding the hungry. But of course, hunger never takes a holiday. I’m sure many people ...

Praise Report from Mozambique

Yesterday morning, Cross staff listened as International Projects Officer Tara McKinney shared photos and stories from her recent trip to Mozambique. She visited one of my favorite projects for orphaned and vulnerable children that Cross supports with help from our generous friends, a ministry called Reencontro. Tara shared a story that really touched my heart ...

Child Rescued from the Streets

By the time 9-year-old Arsenio was brought to Kaibigan Community Center, a shelter and ministry for homeless “street-dwellers” in Manila Philippines, he’d already been a runaway since age 6. He’d spent most of the last three years begging with a group of street-kids. A Kaibigan staff member rescued him from the streets and reunited him ...

World Food Day 2010

The 30th annual World Food Day is coming this Saturday, and there will be good news as well as bad news to reflect on as we turn our attention to global hunger. The good news is that the number of hungry people in the world has fallen by nearly 100 million from last year’s all-time ...

Happy Faces of the Fed

Nothing is more uplifting than seeing the smiling face of a hungry child receiving a nutritious meal, or a mother with tears of joy in her eyes because she knows she’ll be able to feed her family with the bag of food staples she just received. During a recent trip to Guatemala and Honduras, a ...