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!

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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 ...

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 ...