Mission trip to Nicaragua

25. February 2014 children, Water 1
Recently, when I was on a mission trip in Nicaragua, I was struck by how subdued all the little children were at each of my stops. I could certainly understand. After all, I would be intimidated if strangers walked into my village. But one would think you would still meet one or two outgoing kids. ...

What’s the catch?

02. July 2013 Water, Women 0
Nguyet used to spend a good portion of her small income as a fruit-picker on water. It took six large containers a day to meet the needs of her and her three small children. And it wasn’t that great. It had a lot of iron and sediment.  “I would let a can of water settle ...

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 ...

Photo Blog: Water to the Village of Rancho Pando

21. February 2013 children, Water 0
We just received this update from Alvaro Ubilla, project manager for our ministry partner Amigos for Christ. With the help of Cross International, thousands of people living in 14 rural Nicaraguan villages now have access to safe water. I came to work for Amigos for Christ because I loved the ministry. … God has blessed ...

Inspiration from Nicaragua

24. January 2013 Latin America, Water 0
Talking to the people who do the hands-on work of carrying out a project can be inspiring. Take Alvaro Ubilla, who works for one of our ministry partners in Nicaragua: “I came to work for Amigos for Christ because I loved the ministry. They promoted me to organize the community of Rancho Pando and build ...

Thank You!

10. January 2013 Water 0
We just received a message from John Bland, founder of Amigos for Christ, a holistic ministry serving the poorest of the poor in Nicaragua. Through our partnership, Cross International has helped John and the hardworking team at Amigos for Christ with a housing project, as well as an extensive water project that is currently bringing ...

Turning Tragedy into…Training

09. October 2012 Africa, Water 0
As Honiger Cheelo watched his wife and son waste away with acute diarrhea, he had no way of knowing their chronic illness was caused by unseen bacteria in the stream water they drank. Due to a widespread lack of information about health and hygiene, villagers assumed someone put a curse on them. Although it was ...

To drink or not to drink

04. April 2012 Water 0
When traveling in the developing world, the first rule you learn is “Don’t drink the water!” I can attest from personal experience that our pampered first-world immune systems don’t stand a chance against the parasites and bacteria that infest everything from drinking fountains to that bad piece of lettuce you ate for lunch. That’s why ...