They’ve never tasted clean water…until now!

16. November 2016 From the Field 0
Not long ago, the clean, refreshing water you see in this photograph was an impossibility. Mothers and children had to walk three miles to a murky, parasite-infested stream to collect their entire day’s water supply for drinking, cleaning, bathing and cooking. The sight of women making the brutal journey barefoot, often in the dead of ...

Into the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

25. October 2016 From the Field 2
Cross International’s Haiti disaster response team is currently hard at work delivering meals and other crucially needed aid to survivors of Hurricane Matthew. During its travels, the team has listened to firsthand accounts of that terrifying experience. One couple told how their house began to fall apart in the middle of the night. After one ...

Diofila’s Vision

26. August 2016 From the Field 0
  As a writer with Cross International, I’ve been blessed to travel to developing countries to meet our beneficiaries. These men and women of incredible faith graciously open their homes and hearts to me, sharing their stories of how God has worked through donor support to transform their lives, and I’m humbled by what they ...

CROSS RESPONDS TO BELIZE HURRICANE

12. August 2016 From the Field 0
Floods and high winds impacted ministry partners and left many poor families in need of aid. Immediately after Hurricane Earl swept across Belize on August 4, our staff mobilized to help, working with in-country Christians to get aid to those in greatest need. Our mission team flew to key areas and reported flooded streets, ruined ...

Queen of Kitwe

At 57 years-old, Queen Ngalashi is a new small business owner. She was all smiles as she retrieved a debit card – her first – from a small pouch under the fold of her kitenge skirt. Queen lives in Chibuluma, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Kitwe, Zambia’s dusty copper-mining capital. Meeting her was one ...

New Homes, Transformed Hearts

On a recent trip to Guatemala, I met the Mendoza family, who recently received a sturdy concrete home through the generosity of Cross International benefactors, and our ministry partner, Hope of Life. Before Cross stepped forward to help, the family was living in a crumbling, broken-down shack.  Now they have a safe place to raise ...

No Giant too Big!

13. July 2016 From the Field 0
Like many 14-year-old boys, Pablo* likes to draw superheroes. His favorite hero is Sentry, who has the power of “one million exploding suns.” Now that is a skill you don’t see on a lot of resumes! Pablo knows that, as a child of God, he doesn’t have to rely on super powers. He’s learned the ...

Hope for the Hungry

30. June 2016 From the Field 0
  Cross International president Jim Cavnar recently had a chance to visit the children at the Esperanza de Vida (Hope of Life) emergency nutrition center in Guatemala. It’s great to see smiles of the faces of these precious girls and boys who, if not for the intervention of this Christian ministry, might not be alive ...

A House Church in a Minefield (Literally)

  Ho Phay doesn’t fit the profile of a successful pastor. He doesn’t sport a fashionable haircut or designer clothes, he doesn’t write an edgy blog, he doesn’t put out bestselling books about the five keys to a winning life, he doesn’t have a trendy youth group with a name like “Elevate” and there is ...

Reliving Earthquake Traumas

When the devastating 7.0-magnitute earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, I was in the southern city of Les Cayes visiting a Cross project. There was a slight swaying of buildings and I remember wondering if it was worse elsewhere in the country. I’m a reluctant earthquake veteran – I’ve experienced several major quakes since I was ...