My Day at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast

14. February 2014 Prayer 0
Last week I attended the National Prayer Breakfast for the first time in about 25 years. What most impressed me was that the speakers emphasized that the NPB was organized by Christians who emphasized the centrality of Jesus. Jesus the Unifier They told stories of how Jesus was the unifier of Muslims and Christians 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. ...

Frank Pastore (1957-2012)

27. December 2012 Prayer, spiritual 0
Please pray for the family of Frank Pastore, Christian radio talk show host and good friend of Cross International, who went to be with the Lord last week after succumbing to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The 55-year-old former major league baseball pitcher loved Cross’ work and played an instrumental role in many fundraising ...

True Gratitude

Matthew 25:31-46 is a foundational scripture for those of us who work at Cross International. It’s a reminder to see Jesus in every hungry, thirsty, naked, homeless, imprisoned, or impoverished person we serve. The poor in developing countries often give us a fresh perspective on being thankful. They may lack adequate food, clothing or shelter; ...

United in Prayer

11. August 2011 Haiti, Prayer 0
During his most recent trip to Haiti, Cross International President Jim Cavnar had a chance to speak at a pastors’ conference hosted by one of our ministry partners. It was an awesome opportunity for Jim and other Cross representatives to share a time of prayer and worship with Haitian men who have dedicated their lives ...

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 ...

A Big Lesson for Little Children

“I pray with the kids. I teach them the Serenity Prayer and we talk about things they could change,” said Christine, the full-time counselor at Ruimvelt Children’s Home and Care Center in Georgetown, Guyana. That prayer offers a critical lesson in dealing with life, especially for the 20 children who live there. They are all ...

On Natural Disasters

The tragic earthquake in Japan last week and the devastating tsunami that followed are nothing short of heart-breaking. We’re praying for all of those affected by the disaster, and we ask you to pray as well. The events are also bitter reminders of how fragile human beings are in the face of nature’s might. With ...

All Things for Good

Cross staff recently enjoyed a special treat in our morning devotions. Rev. Jimmy Dodd, executive director of PastorServe and one of Cross’ board members, offered an inspirational message on the words of Romans 8:28. Here’s a synopsis of Jimmy’s message: Even for the most steadfast Christians, life’s adversities can be tough. Life often presents serious ...