Meeting Medical Needs

Project: Medicine Location: Vietnam Evangelism is a challenge in Vietnam, where the Communist government tightly restricts believers’ freedom to share their faith. But Christians have found a way to reach their neighbors without running afoul of the law. Our partner — the community service arm of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam-South — has partnered with ...

Feeding and Educating Children

Project: MEBSH Location: Haiti In Haiti, extreme poverty leads some parents to make a heartbreaking decision. Unable to feed their own children, they send them away to live with other families as “restaveks” — child domestic servants. Mission Evangelique Baptiste du Sud d’Haiti (MEBSH), a network of Haitian evangelical churches, is combating this terrible practice ...

A Country of Contrast

Nicaragua is a nation of contrasts, fittingly earning its reputation as “the land of fire and water” (a reference to its many volcanoes and lakes).  But contrasts of a more serious kind are also part of the picture. Nicaragua possesses great beauty… as well as great poverty. On a recent trip to visit this complex ...

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 ...

5 Spiritual Benefits of Fasting

Lent is becoming increasingly popular with young evangelicals. They are embracing opportunities to implement spiritual disciplines more often associated with other Christian faiths (i.e., Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans). Lent began on Ash Wednesday and will end on Holy Thursday, a time for reflecting on the Last Supper, the final meal Jesus ate with His disciples. ...

Jesus Loves the Little Children

At the House of Light (Casa de Luz) Orphanage in the Dominican Republic, founders Tempura (shown here) and Lucas Perez have made caring for special needs children and young adults their life’s calling. The vulnerable kids they serve are nurtured through medical care and therapy, are provided with healthy meals, and take part in regular ...