Those Less Fortunate

13. August 2013 poverty, spiritual 0
When we refer to the poor as “those less fortunate than us,” what do we mean? While hard work definitely plays a part in where we find ourselves in life, the phrase “less fortunate” acknowledges the fact that chance plays a part in our socioeconomic standing too. Some of us are born into wealthy families.  ...

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 ...

A New Year

01. January 2013 spiritual 0
Happy New Year from Cross International! Most of us are spending today reflecting on 2012—recalling the blessings of last year, while resolving to make 2013 the year to follow through on abandoned resolutions of the past. A fresh start. Isn’t that one of the best things about today’s holiday? A new year gives us an ...

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 ...

It’s All About Jesus

06. September 2011 spiritual 0
This morning the entire Cross staff was able to participate in a special event halfway around the world. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, our offices in the U.S. joined our ministry partners in the Philippines for a special time of song and fellowship. Despite the 12-hour time difference or the fact we occupy ...

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 ...

Demonstrating God’s Love

The world is abuzz about this weekend’s biggest event: England’s royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine (aka Kate) Middleton. Thousands of spectators are already lining the expected wedding route, and top media outlets promise to begin coverage at 4 a.m. Eastern Time the day of the big event. The royal wedding has us thinking ...

Building Up God’s Kingdom

On Wednesdays, Cross staff members gather after devotions to hear from our International Projects Officers, the men and women who oversee our relief and development efforts and work with our ministry partners in the field to best serve the poor. Yesterday we heard from Tara McKinney, our Africa International Projects Officer. In her presentation, Tara ...

A Time to Reflect On Sacrifice

A few days ago, we celebrated Jesus’ joyous entrance into Jerusalem on that long-ago Palm Sunday. Now are we in the middle of the days preceding Christ’s death on the cross and subsequent resurrection on Easter Sunday. It’s amazing how the events of one week have had a colossal impact on history and on our ...