Our Patient Hope

When Paul wrote that “faith is the substance of things hoped for,” he might just as well have said, “Expect to spend some quality time in the waiting room.” The Christian walk is an exercise in patience. Right now, many churches are observing Advent, the season leading up to, and anticipating, Christmas. Advent means “coming” ...

Many Thanks!

Thanksgiving is perhaps one of the best reminders we have to sit back and take stock of all we have to be thankful for. And we at Cross have found so much to thank God for this year! In the spirit of Psalm 9:1 — “I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole ...

Feeding Hungry Families for Thanksgiving

Though we are an international organization, Cross occasionally finds the opportunity to reach out to those in need in our own community. This month we’ve partnered with two local outreach agencies to distribute 41,000-pounds of Thanksgiving food supplies to hundreds of the poor in Broward County. On Friday, a few Cross staff members went to ...

Sing a Song of Social Change

At Cross International we strive to build awareness here in America about the plight of the world’s poor and convey our individual responsibility as Christians to help. ‘Help’ may take the form of buying a cup of coffee for a homeless person, visiting an elderly shut-in, or, yes, making a donation to Cross International or ...

Vietnam Storm Victims Send Thanks

During a recent trip to Vietnam, International Projects Director Mike Wilson received more thanks from our mission partners for the emergency aid we sent after two violent storms caused massive flooding and destruction. With funds from our generous benefactors, SOMEDCO, a Christian outreach ministry we support in Ho Chi Minh, was able to distribute rice ...

A Unifying Experience

Here at Cross we do many things to foster the “spirit of unity” Paul talks about in Romans 15:5 that is so crucial for successful works of charity in Christ’s name. Our daily staff devotional time is just one example of our unity-building activities. Recently, we extended this idea to some of our ministry partners ...

She turned out alright!

05. November 2009 orphans 1
On the wall of Togetherness In Christ Orphanage in Augier, Haiti, hangs a handmade poster that says, “Don’t pray for an easy life. Pray to be a strong person.” That philosophy resonates the more you get to know the children and staff there. Take Clona for instance. Clona had been a happy child. “She had ...