Christ the Hope of the Rich and Poor

27. December 2016 poverty, Water 0
It felt wrong to reach for my water bottle. The thirst was a perpetual itch just beyond hand’s reach. Throughout the week, we’d been traveling from one remote Zambian village to the next — each a nearly identical sprawl of thatched-roof houses, dirt paths and sun-scorched farmland. We were here to meet families in urgent ...

They’ve never tasted clean water…until now!

16. November 2016 Water 0
Not long ago, the clean, refreshing water you see in this photograph was an impossibility. Mothers and children had to walk three miles to a murky, parasite-infested stream to collect their entire day’s water supply for drinking, cleaning, bathing and cooking. The sight of women making the brutal journey barefoot, often in the dead of ...

A House Church in a Minefield (Literally)

06. May 2016 Asia, Water 0
  Ho Phay doesn’t fit the profile of a successful pastor. He doesn’t sport a fashionable haircut or designer clothes, he doesn’t write an edgy blog, he doesn’t put out bestselling books about the five keys to a winning life, he doesn’t have a trendy youth group with a name like “Elevate” and there is ...

The Strength of God’s People

20. November 2015 Latin America, Water 0
I just got back from visiting one of Cross International’s long-time partners – Amigos for Christ in Nicaragua – and I’m thrilled by the miraculous things God is doing through that amazing ministry! With help from Cross and its donors, Amigos for Christ installs clean water systems in poor rural villages, immediately improving the standard ...

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 ...