New Classrooms in Rigaud!

15. January 2019 education, Haiti 0
I recently visited the Divine Shelter School in Rigaud, Haiti, and I’m excited to report that the school has three new classrooms thanks to Cross International’s generous donors! Before these classrooms were built, the school was busting at the seams. New classrooms will give the school’s youngest students the opportunity to learn in a more ...

An Unsung Hero: Willy Rocha

06. August 2018 Haiti, unsung hero 0
In past blogs, I have focused a lot of attention on mission leaders. But I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to call out the unsung heroes I meet in my travels – the dedicated servants of Christ who you don’t often hear about, but who are known and loved by all ...

Snapshots from the Streets

23. April 2018 From the Field, Haiti 0
It can be hard to describe the severe poverty that exists in much of Haiti. The people there face life conditions and daily hardships few of us can even imagine.  That is why the people I’ve met there inspire me. They are hardworking, resilient and strong. Their lives are punctuated by rich stories – tales ...

Flag Day in Haiti

Pride in the American flag may seem fervent in the United States – but it has its match in Haiti. On a recent visit I saw clear evidence of that at the Cross-supported Divine Shelter Schools, located in Saintard. As soon as I entered one of the kindergarten classrooms, I was bombarded with a bevy ...

In search for life giving water

Today we celebrate World Water Day — a day to recognize the critical importance of fresh, safe water. The idea for this special day was suggested to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, and on March 22, 1993, the first World Water Day was declared. This year marks the 25th anniversary of ...

Happy Graduation Wesh!

It’s that time of year again—graduation season. Here at Cross International’s south Florida offices, we were recently visited by a special high school graduate from Canaan Orphanage in Haiti: Wesh Elisseau. When we first met Wesh, he was only 6 years old and a bundle of energy. Today, he’s a bright 17-year-old with an incredible ...

A Special Gift

Last week I was able to spend the afternoon with the adorable kids at Haiti Home for Children, a 30-year ministry where orphaned children are brought into a loving “family” they can call their own. We received updates on their progress, were introduced to new members, and even had time to play outside under the ...

Transforming Lives with Education

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 ...