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 ...

To Know the Father’s Love

04. June 2013 Latin America 0
I just received this letter from Gerardo Arteaga, the Public Health Coordinator for Rainbow Network, a holistic, community outreach throughout Nicaragua. Cross International helps Rainbow Network build homes for the poor and provide nutritious meals to more than 1,200 children, as well as pregnant women and at-risk elderly, five or six days a week. I ...

The greatest story ever told

Improvising with the few stage props available to them (from a cardboard manger scene to a bicycle donkey), the kids at Elohim Evangelical School in Arequipa, Peru, reenacted the life of Jesus. Many of the children come from very rough backgrounds of poverty, abuse and neglect. But for a little while they got to be ...

Clean Water, New Life

For 53-year-old Ana Curazo and her 8 children in Rancho Pando, Nicaragua, contaminated water is now a thing of the past! “We have suffered a lot because of the lack of water,” Ana said. “Now, that is just part of our history.”  Thanks to the Amigos for Christ water and sanitation project funded by Cross ...

Fighting Malnutrition

“Today, a man working in the field gets paid just enough at the end of his hot day to buy a bowl of rice to share with his wife and 3 or 4 kids. No beans… just rice.  If he doesn’t go back to that field in tomorrow’s 95 degree tropical sun, the family has ...

A New Creation

We recently received an encouraging success story from ministry partner New World Christian School in Ecuador! In a report to Cross International, 16-year-old Mateo Vaca explained that his life used to be full of problems, “Poverty broke my house and I had to go to work to help my family with food and expenses.” Because ...

Crazy Obedience

14. March 2013 Latin America, Prayer 0
When Pat was a teen, he was kidnapped, taken to an island and forced to serve a warlord. Six grueling years later, a voice whispered to him in his sleep, “Your hungers are rewarded. You are going home. Look, your ship is ready!” Pat soon escaped to a ship and made it off the island. ...

Grace Abounds

26. February 2013 Latin America, The Gospel 0
Between towering snowcapped mountains and the bustling streets of Arequipa, Peru, lies the land of the outcasts. If not literally, at least practically. Nowadays, the local taxis won’t even take you there, as our international projects officer Fernando Marquez recently discovered while trying to access the arid mountainside – a sort of colonized wasteland of ...