“God knows how to do things!”

11. December 2013 education 0
When I read this note we got from a student at New World Christian School, a ministry we support in Ecuador, I felt a twinge of gratification.  While we strive to meet the material and practical needs of the poor (something we can see and measure), our goal is to make a spiritual impact as ...

Typhoon Haiyan: Hope amid the Horror

25. November 2013 Asia, Disaster Relief 0
In an email we’ve just received from our partner CCT, which has sent a medical team to the Tacloban city evacuation centers, we’ve learned that the city’s vice mayor is actually a Christian pastor of a local church. What a blessing that a Cross International partner has been able to connect with a like-minded local ...

Powerful Kindness

08. October 2013 Africa 0
I was reminded of the power of Christ-like kindness when I read about Olipa Kumbuyo, a beneficiary of Cross International ministry partner ADNZ Home-Based Health Care in Zambia. The Christians at ADNZ are ministering to victims of AIDS and other chronic illnesses by visiting the sick in their homes and providing food, care kits, counseling, ...

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 ...