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 ...

Chikankata Clean Water Project – Zambia

04. September 2009 Africa, Water 0
Anthony Watson and Gift Munkombwe from the Chikankata Clean Water Project took some time to thank our Cross donors for their support. Cross helps to provide wells, latrines, rubbish pits, and hygienic dish racks, plus health education, for impoverished rural communities in Zambia. Check out this new video report from Anthony and Gift on the ...

Meet John M Ng’andu

Bishop John M Ng’andu of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia has seen firsthand the devastating consequences of HIV/AIDS for children in Africa. He recently sent his sincere thanks to Cross International and our benefactors for supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in his Grace Ministries program. Click on the video below to see what he had ...

Church Based Medical Care

What was the attitude of the earliest Christians toward the sick and poor? Some people may be surprised by the findings in a new book by Oregon State University history professor Gary Ferngren. But what he discovered doesn’t surprise us at all. Contrary to popular belief, ancient Christians didn’t just assume that everyone with a ...

Clouds on the Horizon

Hurricane season is just getting underway, and new storms are stirring in the Atlantic. Our prayers go out to our ministry partners in Haiti, that there won’t be a repeat of last year’s devastating floods, which destroyed houses and roads, claimed hundreds of lives, and caused a massive humanitarian crisis. Although hurricane season officially started ...

Snatched from dispair

God can take any circumstance, turn it around, and use it for his glory. Just ask Clona, a 19-year-old Haitian girl who experienced a life-altering tragedy at the age of 5 and was rescued by the loving staff of the Togetherness In Christ (T.I.C.) orphanage. As the orphanage director, Gladys Mecklembourg explained to us, “She ...