Filling Empty Stomachs

When I was in Haiti last week, I got to see firsthand the impact the food is making on children at the four of the 18 Divine Shelter Schools (DSS). As I spoke with 2nd grade teacher Bobo Jean Bernard, he explained, “The food we get from Cross International is very important—some students only get ...

The Young Evangelist

On a recent trip to Haiti, I got to talk to a very special girl named Devena Pierre at the Divine Shelter School (DSS) in Butte-Boyer. Devena is 11 years old, in 5th grade and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.  As I interviewed her, I heard an amazing story about a ...

Called to Die and Live

28. March 2013 Easter 0
Two thousand years ago, a common Jewish peasant did something that most peasants have been known to do. He died. Then on the third day, he did something different; something that set him apart from rich or poor, slave or free. He stood up and kept on living. Today, that Jewish peasant, Jesus Christ the ...

Protestants and the Poor

26. March 2013 poverty 0
It turns out that evangelist Luis Palau shares something in common with the new Catholic Pope Francis I – they’re both from Argentina. What’s more, despite the obvious theological differences, they are also personal friends. Recently, Dr. Palau did an interview with Christianity Today about his insights, from a Protestant perspective, on the Pope. A ...

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 ...