Disabled but Valued

28. February 2013 children 1
Earlier this month, evangelist Nick Vujicic announced the birth of his first child – a healthy baby boy. Nothing especially newsworthy about an evangelist procreating. But the part that’s sure to raise eyebrows is that Nick Vujicic has no arms or legs! To those who believe a handicapped life is a life not worth living, ...

Grace Abounds

26. February 2013 Latin America, The Gospel 0
Between towering snowcapped mountains and the bustling streets of Arequipa, Peru, lies the land of the outcasts. If not literally, at least practically. Nowadays, the local taxis won’t even take you there, as our international projects officer Fernando Marquez recently discovered while trying to access the arid mountainside – a sort of colonized wasteland of ...

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 ...

Arms of Love

19. February 2013 children, Latin America 0
Valeria was only 7 years old when her parents abandoned her and her two younger siblings. The trio was homeless until a kind neighbor discovered their desperate situation. The children were in very poor health when Cross International’s ministry partner, Arms of Love in Jinotepe, Nicaragua, took them in. Valeria suffered from malnutrition and skin ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14. February 2013 children 0
Valentine’s Day means many different things to people, but I like to reflect on God’s love. Sometimes we doubt we’re loved by anyone–but if we read the Bible–God tells us repeatedly about his great love for his children. The apostle John explained God’s love like this, “This is love: not that we loved God, but ...

Restored

05. February 2013 Self Help 0
I just received this incredible story of restoration from Cross International’s ministry partner Kaibigan Ministry in the Philippines. Kaibigan means “friend” and that’s exactly what this holistic outreach is to the homeless street dwellers of metro-Manila. Just ask Joemar Fetiza: Joemar was born and raised in a rural province of the Philippines and, like so ...

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 ...