God Bless our Good Samaritans!

18. April 2014 Elderly, health care 0
In February I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting the 40 residents of Bon Samaritan (Good Samaritan) Elderly Care Home in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. After sharing a hot lunch together, I was able to capture their joy as Cross Catholic staff distributed new wheelchairs, donated by one of our generous supporters. Though their smiles say it ...

Seeds of Hope

05. March 2014 children, Hope 0
10-year-old Judeline Vincent is one of 300 orphaned and vulnerable children benefiting from the Cross Catholic-supported Seeds of Hope program, a medical and holistic outreach in rural Lahoye, Haiti. Judeline and her mother live a day-to-day existence, barely surviving in a dilapidated shack on one meal a day. Despite these circumstances, Judeline says: “We put ...

Dreams to Heal

01. November 2013 Haiti, health care 0
Kenasda Lafortune dreams of becoming a doctor. “I would like to help people when they are sick,” she told me, as we chatted in her schoolyard in Haiti’s rural Central Plateau. Her ambition is fueled by personal experience. At only 13 years old, this sweet-tempered girl has witnessed the horrors of long-term sickness and death ...

Legacy of Hope

25. July 2013 education, Haiti 0
Rosita Bernard is a teacher at Kobonal Haiti Mission’s school in Haiti’s Central Plateau. She is also a former student. In fact, many of the Mission’s 62 teachers were previous students. Rosita arrives early to school every morning to read the Bible and pray with her fellow teachers. This fellowship keeps her focused on the ...

Helping Others

23. July 2013 Haiti, medical 0
We just received an inspiring story from our ministry partners at the Haitian Education & Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) Cross Catholic sponsors H.E.L.P. students as they work toward their degrees at the University of Notre Dame, Haiti’s only Catholic university. One of those students is 27-year-old Lourdwige Felizor, who will be graduating next year with a ...

Water Brings Forth New Life

20. June 2013 Africa, water 0
“It used to be very hard to get water. Without rain, we were traveling long distances and life was very difficult. Before, we used to take shifts at the water source because it would become so congested. People would come to use this one little tank and trough, arriving at 4 a.m. and continuing on ...

Hope of Life

Cross Catholic Outreach’s ministry partner, Esperanza de Vida in rural Guatemala, rescues starving children and nourishes them back to health—and one of the precious children saved by their outreach is little Jairo Garcia. Jairo’s 18-year-old mother passed away just two weeks after his birth. Though he was taken in by his grandmother, she was unable ...

Loving Your Neighbor

06. June 2013 housing 0
A wife and mother of five boys, Estelia’s life has been marked by difficulty. “My husband had to go to the Dominican Republic to work in bad conditions to support our family. I was always waiting for him to come back and help with the children because they were always sick. But when he came ...