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 ...

Amazing Love

17. January 2013 children, Medical 0
Our friends at Camp Hope Orphanage in Ecuador have been caring for a teenage girl – let’s call her “Maria” – who suffers from cerebral palsy and has the mental capacity of a 3-year-old. Whenever Maria goes to church and the time comes for prayer requests, she always raises her hand and says, “Momma.” Sounds ...

Advancing the Great Commission

15. January 2013 AIDS orphans, children 0
Jennifer Bapp is the administrator assistant at the Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre (RCHCC), a Guyanese shelter where Cross has been sponsoring the care of HIV/AIDS-infected and affected children. Jennifer tells us: I joined the home in 2005 and I am still here enjoying every minute of my work. I enjoy my job because ...

Thank You!

10. January 2013 Water 0
We just received a message from John Bland, founder of Amigos for Christ, a holistic ministry serving the poorest of the poor in Nicaragua. Through our partnership, Cross International has helped John and the hardworking team at Amigos for Christ with a housing project, as well as an extensive water project that is currently bringing ...

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, ...