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 ...

A Heart Full of Hope

13. June 2013 orphans 0
Abandoned, neglected, malnourished, paralyzed from cerebral palsy and mentally disabled, Susi Palacios had no hope for the future. Her mother passed away and her father began to sell drugs on the streets of Quito, Ecuador. Eventually, he was put into prison. Since there was no other family member or relative who could take care of ...

Alive and Thriving

06. December 2012 Africa, orphans 1
This is three-month-old Henry. He’s blessed to be alive.  His mom died after giving birth prematurely to a set of twins. By the time his uncle brought them to Kondanai Village, an orphanage in Malawi that Cross International supports, they were hanging on by a thread. Sadly, Henry’s twin sister died at the hospital. Henry ...

Finding family at Casa Bernabe

20. November 2012 Latin America, orphans 0
Cross International staff recently dropped in on our friends at the Casa Bernabe orphanage in Guatemala. One resident, 18-year-old Marisol Ramos, graciously took some time to share her testimony of how God has blessed her during her seven years at the Christian shelter. Recalling the loneliness and lack of love she felt as a child ...

Thanks from an orphan in Zambia

17. August 2012 Africa, orphans 0
Letters like this remind us why we are so passionate about what we do. It’s from an African orphan we’ve supported through Grace Ministries, our partner in Zambia: “My name is Yessy aged 14 years. I was born in a family of two girls and one boy. I am the last born child in our ...

Great News in Mozambique

13. March 2012 Africa, orphans 0
Great news from the field! Reencontro, one of our ministry partners in Mozambique, recently sent us the story of 10-year-old Lidia Parruque. Orphaned by AIDS, Lidia found blessed refuge through Reencontro’s programs. It’s a story I simply must share with you! Lidia’s parents died several years ago, leaving her and her older brother to fend ...

God’s Love Shining through in Bolivia

15. November 2011 children, orphans 0
When Alexander was brought to Hogar Remedios Assin orphanage in Bolivia two years ago, he bore the tragic marks of physical abuse. But today, be bears the smile of a boy with a good home who loves Jesus. To those who know him, including the directors of the orphanage Luis and Vivian Figueroa, it’s been ...

True Discipleship

27. September 2011 children, orphans 0
On every trip I take to the impoverished countries Cross International works in, I always meet inspirational Christian servants working tirelessly on behalf of the poor at the projects we support. Their selfless dedication is proof of true discipleship and a willingness to put their neighbors’ needs before their own. On a recent trip to ...

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 ...