Transforming Lives with Education

06. September 2013 children, education, Haiti 0
In recent weeks, most children in the U.S. have been making their way back to school to begin classes again after the summer vacation. You might be sad (or a little relieved) to see your kids go back to the classroom, but you can’t deny how blessed we are as Americans to have this important ...

Those Less Fortunate

13. August 2013 poverty, spiritual 0
When we refer to the poor as “those less fortunate than us,” what do we mean? While hard work definitely plays a part in where we find ourselves in life, the phrase “less fortunate” acknowledges the fact that chance plays a part in our socioeconomic standing too. Some of us are born into wealthy families.  ...

Partner Spotlight: Rainbow Network

23. July 2013 children, Food 1
Cross International’s ministry partner Rainbow Network provides for the needs of the poor in Nicaragua through five areas of outreach: food, housing, health care, education and microenterprise. In all, about 42,000 people are helped by Rainbow Network’s programs – and many of these are children. In the rural area of Nagarote alone, more than 1,200 ...

What if this had happened there?

09. July 2013 Medical 0
A couple weeks ago, a motor-scooter accident I had on the way to the office gave me a new perspective on asphalt – a very, very close one. God spared me from serious injury, and I was able to pick up the bike and ride it the rest of the way to my destination, but ...

Heartfelt thanks

04. July 2013 thank you 0
In this short clip, Donie Hernandez, director of Casa Bernabé in Guatemala, gives a heartfelt “Thank you” to those who have supported the ministry through Cross International. We’ve partnered with the ministry since 2007 because they do such wonderful work.  Casa Bernabé takes in orphaned, abandoned and abused children and nurtures them in a loving, ...

What’s the catch?

02. July 2013 Water, Women 0
Nguyet used to spend a good portion of her small income as a fruit-picker on water. It took six large containers a day to meet the needs of her and her three small children. And it wasn’t that great. It had a lot of iron and sediment.  “I would let a can of water settle ...

A Canadian in Guatemala

One way to cut the cost of international travel is to nix the return flight. David McCormick, a 27-year-old Canadian, went to Guatemala on a mission trip and never came home. Instead he found a new life with Cross International partner Casa Bernabe, which provides shelter for orphaned, abandoned and abused children. David serves as ...

Play Time!

Fun times at Camp Hope in Ecuador! Many of the children living at Camp Hope would be suffering in isolation – hidden away in their homes by ashamed parents who can’t afford the demands of their care, or simply abandoned to the streets – if not for this Christian shelter for physically and mentally handicapped ...

A New Legacy of Hope

18. June 2013 children 0
Dayana Louis Juste is 8 years old and in second grade at a Cross International-supported Divine Shelter School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Described by her teacher as sweet and smart, she is also a committed student, and is satisfied with nothing less than an “A” grade. Though equally hardworking, without an education Dayana’s mother struggles to ...