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 ...

A Blessed Transformation in Haiti

14. April 2016 From the Field 0
Just in the last decade, teacher Camineta Guillame has witnessed a transformation in the way Haitian students act. Sometimes God’s revelations occur at the most unexpected times. I experienced one of those transformative moments on a recent mission trip in the Central Plains of Haiti. It was one of those rainy days, so our group ...

Easter is for Broken People

On a recent trip to Guatemala, I heard stories of God’s faithfulness, love and redemption in the least likely of places — a shelter for victims of domestic violence.  In this case, the Cross International ministry partner is Casa de Vida and its mission is to provide a safe haven for women who have “walked ...

You Are Loved

08. March 2016 From the Field 1
As women, the challenge began with a serpent’s seemingly innocent question: “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden?’” Translation: “Eve, if God really loved you, why would he withhold something good from you? Do you have any real value to God?” While secular culture has doubled down on its ...

The Strength of God’s People

20. November 2015 From the Field 0
I just got back from visiting one of Cross International’s long-time partners – Amigos for Christ in Nicaragua – and I’m thrilled by the miraculous things God is doing through that amazing ministry! With help from Cross and its donors, Amigos for Christ installs clean water systems in poor rural villages, immediately improving the standard ...

The Real Life of a Haitian Teenager

12. October 2015 From the Field 0
Remember what it was like to be a teenager? You couldn’t pay me enough to go back to that time in my own life! Navigating the jungle of changing hormones, college applications and peer pressure was rough — but imagine what it’s like to be a poor teenager in a developing country? Rather than worry ...

Grace Ministries

08. September 2015 From the Field 0
When Beauty Phiri’s mother died of AIDS, her father abandoned her and her sister, and the devastated children were split among separate caregivers.  Beauty went to live with her elderly grandmother while her sister went to live with another family. Beauty rarely sees her sister anymore. Sadly, Beauty’s plight is common in Zambia and other ...