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 ...

Humbled in Haiti

A small group of staff members just returned from Haiti. They were so moved by their experience, they had a hard time holding it together as they spoke to the rest of us about it. Their trip took them through Gonaives where Cross flew in food and supplies last year when roads were wiped out ...

The Heavens Declare God’s Glory

How is this for a harmonic convergence of events? The same week that we studied Genesis 1 in our morning devotions here at Cross, NASA released the new Hubble Space Telescope photos to the public. If you haven’t yet seen these breathtaking images, there’s no time like the present! The vivid colors and elegant shapes ...

Charity: A Christian Innovation

Did you know that Christians invented charity? Well, not exactly; but Christians were the first to popularize the idea that we should love the poor and powerless, regardless of whether they deserve it and regardless of whether it benefits us to do so. That’s according to David Bentley Hart in his new book, Atheist Delusions: ...

Fishing for Charity!

There must be something special about fishing. Jesus’ first disciples were fishermen, the oldest Christian symbol is a fish, and now some enthusiastic supporters of Cross International are using their favorite hobby (you guessed it – fishing!) to raise awareness of our work for the poor. 11-year-old Blaise Coghlan and his brother Ryan are two ...