Philippines: Health Crisis After Typhoons

We’re grateful to all our supporters who have responded to our Disaster Relief campaign for the flood-ravaged Philippines. The crisis may no longer be a front-page headline, now that weeks have passed since typhoons Ketsana and Parma swept through the country, but much work remains to be done. The initial impact of the storms – ...

Taming ‘Crazy Mari’

We support a network of 18 Christian schools in Haiti that educates and feeds more than 6,600 desperately poor children. Many of these kids find their school and its loving teachers to be a refuge from heartbreaking circumstances. Take “Crazy Mari,” for example. That’s what people called her, anyway. She sure looked crazy with her ...

Subtle Slavery in Haiti

This week Americans observe Columbus Day, in honor of the explorer Christopher Columbus, whose mixed legacy has stirred a lot of controversy over the years. A statue of Columbus still stands in Hispaniola, the Caribbean Island discovered by him five centuries ago, now divided into the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Here, Columbus ...

Healing Bodies and Souls in Ethiopia

Two Cross staff members recently returned from a trip to Ethiopia, where they had a chance to tour a brand new Christian pediatric hospital whose construction was partially funded by our donors. The hospital, which specializes in orthopedic surgery, brands itself as more than just a place for physical healing. The doctors describe their work ...

Philippines/Vietnam Disaster Relief Fund

Still reeling from the damage and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana just days ago, our partners in the Philippines are bracing for another destructive storm. Super Typhoon Parma (called Pepeng locally) is expected to bring heavy rainfall and major property damage to the Philippines on Saturday, according to meteorologists. At least 284 people in ...