Heartfelt thanks

04. July 2013 thank you 0
In this short clip, Donie Hernandez, director of Casa Bernabé in Guatemala, gives a heartfelt “Thank you” to those who have supported the ministry through Cross International. We’ve partnered with the ministry since 2007 because they do such wonderful work.  Casa Bernabé takes in orphaned, abandoned and abused children and nurtures them in a loving, ...

Thank You from the Philippines

10. January 2012 thank you 1
Cross has been working with Gawad Kalinga in the Philippines to transform the slums of metro Manila into thriving communities. The difference is like night and day, and you can see the change not only in the landscape but also in the hearts and minds of the families who now have so much hope. Here’s ...

Merry Christmas to Christ’s Disciples

This Christmas, many lay missionaries—and many of our ministry partners—will be spending Christmas out in the field, ministering to the poor they serve. These disciples of Christ might be serving hot meals, visiting the elderly, or doing other meaningful work on behalf of the poor on Christmas Day in addition to celebrating Christ’s birth. Here’s ...

It’s A Wonderful Life

15. December 2011 Christmas, thank you 0
My family has a yearly Christmas tradition. After a marathon day of holiday baking, we all settle down with warm cups of peppermint hot chocolate and watch the Christmas classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life”. I always find myself cheering for the film’s protagonist, George Bailey—especially when he uses his own money to help save the ...

Black Friday in Nicaragua

13. December 2011 thank you, Water 0
I don’t need to tell you about the Black Friday mayhem of crazed shoppers, big bargains, long check-out lines, and subsequent buyer’s remorse (or in my case, a quiet day at home putting up Christmas decorations). But there’s another Black Friday story you may not know. A story of Nicaraguan villagers turning on their water ...

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; ...

If God is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

18. October 2011 Haiti, thank you 0
Recently I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting with Jean-Gilbert Altidor, a warm-hearted husband and father of four, who is also a recent Cross International housing beneficiary living in Les Cayes, Haiti. Beneath lush banana trees and the hot Caribbean sun, I sat in front of his new home and listened as the smiling 52-year-old ...

Hope on Wheels

13. October 2011 Africa, thank you 0
Twenty Buffalo bicycles just like the one you see here are now in the hands of volunteer health workers who will use them for making home visits to the chronically ill in rural Zambian villages. Cross held a special, one-time fundraiser for the bikes after we heard about an immediate need for transportation for the ...

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 ...

Counting our Blessings

As New Year’s Eve approaches, we are amazed at how God has blessed us this year, and we are thankful for the sacrifices our donors have made while facing economic hardships at home. In his annual Christmas speech, Cross International President Jim Cavnar praised the incredible generosity of our supporters. While many Americans are giving ...