A new kind of Lent

On Wednesday, many Christians began observing Lent, a time of prayer and fasting during the weeks leading up to Easter. Although some denominations don’t recognize Lent, the practice has a long history among both Protestants and Catholics. There’s a tradition that during Lent, Christians will give up a particular luxury they enjoy, such as unhealthy ...

Turning Haiti’s Mourning into Gladness

This week, Cross staff met with Haitian mission partner Gladys Mecklembourg, who runs the ogetherness in Christ orphanage , to learn how her ministry is coping with the earthquake crisis. Cross supplies the orphanage with weekly deliveries of rice, beans, oil, and other food, and has provided addition funds to help Gladys meet emergency needs. ...

Hands-On Support in Port-au-Prince

On Saturday, Cross International took part in another emergency aid distribution. The event was held at a church in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Jacquet. Much of the city remains in ruins since the Jan. 12 earthquake, and those who have not fled to outlying areas are still in need of food and shelter. The distribution ...

Healing Haiti

While traveling through Haiti, Cross International Projects Officers Mike Wilson and Claudio Merisio visited the camps where our mission partners are continuing to provide medical care for earthquake victims. They got to see firsthand the incredible work that so many doctors, nurses, and volunteers are providing on a daily basis in tent facilities or even ...

Survivors’ spirits battered, but not broken

In an email update from Port-au-Prince to our Florida headquarters, Cross International Projects Officer Michael Wilson describes a nation picking itself up by its bootstraps. His observation—a testament to the incredible resilience of the Haitian people—is excerpted here: There are signs of normalcy, whatever that means in a Haiti that is forever changed.  We saw ...