Living with HIV

19. March 2013 AIDS, AIDS orphans 0
We recently received stories of some of the children Cross International is supporting with food, clothing, shelter, education and other needs at the Ruimveldt Children’s Home & Care Center (RCHCC) in Georgetown, Guyana. Both are HIV-positive, which carries a heavy stigma in their country. The ministry requested that we omit the children’s names and photos ...

Crazy Obedience

14. March 2013 Latin America, Prayer 0
When Pat was a teen, he was kidnapped, taken to an island and forced to serve a warlord. Six grueling years later, a voice whispered to him in his sleep, “Your hungers are rewarded. You are going home. Look, your ship is ready!” Pat soon escaped to a ship and made it off the island. ...

Weakness is Strength

Working at Cross International, I get to hear stories about amazing men and women following the call of God on their lives all over the world. And recently, I heard the story of Sarah Holsombeck, an American who moved to Haiti with her husband to work as a missionary teacher at the Togetherness In Christ ...

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 ...