The Gift of Grace

08. January 2013 Africa 0
Working at Cross International, I am blessed to witness imitations of Christ’s love every day, through the care and commitment of our ministry partners overseas, as well as our generous supporters here at home. One example of this Christian compassion is exemplified by our partners, Grace Ministries, in Lusaka, Zambia. Our friends at Grace Ministries, ...

Meet John Waller: Friend of Cross International

03. January 2013 children, Haiti, John Waller 0
Recently, I was able to visit four Cross International sponsored schools in Haiti with contemporary Christian music artist John Waller. John Waller is the voice behind the hit single, “While I’m Waiting”, which was featured in the independent Christian film, Fireproof. And I am excited to report that he will be using upcoming performances from ...

A New Year

01. January 2013 spiritual 0
Happy New Year from Cross International! Most of us are spending today reflecting on 2012—recalling the blessings of last year, while resolving to make 2013 the year to follow through on abandoned resolutions of the past. A fresh start. Isn’t that one of the best things about today’s holiday? A new year gives us an ...

Frank Pastore (1957-2012)

27. December 2012 Prayer, spiritual 0
Please pray for the family of Frank Pastore, Christian radio talk show host and good friend of Cross International, who went to be with the Lord last week after succumbing to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The 55-year-old former major league baseball pitcher loved Cross’ work and played an instrumental role in many fundraising ...

Christmastime is here!

25. December 2012 Advent, Christmas 0
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Or is it? After two months, if not more, of holiday planning, shopping, decorating, baking, etc., Christmas can seem almost anti-climactic – the cool down after the marathon. No more gifts to wrap, no more credit cards to max out, no more grumpy shoppers to wrestle for ...

Joy to the World

20. December 2012 Advent 0
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and holiday parties, the advent season is a special time to quietly reflect on Christ and all he brought into the world. As Christians, we are called to love and serve in the same manner that he loved and served—which involved bringing peace, comfort and physical provision ...

Amazing Grace

18. December 2012 Africa 0
Cross International receives many heartwarming stories from our ministry partners overseas. They typically spotlight a child who is thriving after receiving food and an education, or a family who is experiencing newfound comfort after being given a new home. But recently a story of a different kind passed over my desk and touched my heart. ...

A Loving Home

11. December 2012 education 0
Thirteen-year-old Valeria came to Arms of Love five years ago with her two younger siblings. Their parents had abandoned them and left them homeless until a neighbor made a phone call to the Nicaraguan Social Services.  Valeria was in terrible shape – malnourished, skin rashes – and since she had not attended much school, she ...

Alive and Thriving

06. December 2012 Africa, orphans 1
This is three-month-old Henry. He’s blessed to be alive.  His mom died after giving birth prematurely to a set of twins. By the time his uncle brought them to Kondanai Village, an orphanage in Malawi that Cross International supports, they were hanging on by a thread. Sadly, Henry’s twin sister died at the hospital. Henry ...