This Child Could Only Crawl. Now Watch Her Walk!

18. November 2015 From the Field 0
Six-year-old Mekdes Tesfaye, who suffers from cerebral palsy, takes joyful steps thanks to free therapy and an orthotic device provided through the Brothers of Good Works’ Community-Based Rehabilitation program in Addis Ababa. This life-changing Catholic program is providing new freedoms and bringing great joy to kids like Mekdes through the generous support of Cross Catholic ...

Weak, Hurting, Wasting Away…and Thankful

21. October 2015 Africa, Haiti, water 0
My recent bout of the stomach flu has made me grateful for some things: A comfortable bed. A toilet inside my home. Clean water when I’m dehydrated. Money for a doctor (and a vehicle to get to the clinic). Food to regain my strength. And of course, plenty of hygienic products to eradicate every last ...

When the Poor Help the Poor

21. August 2015 housing, poverty 0
It’s a great feeling to be able to give back to someone who is always giving to others. An example I’d like to spotlight is Alina Previlda. The 50-year-old Haitian woman lives in a rural community where we support a Catholic mission led by Father Glenn Meaux. Alina and her husband are humble farmers leading ...

The science is in: anti-poverty programs work!

We love supporting programs that lift the poor out of poverty. The theory is: give a man a fishing rod instead of a fish, and he’ll be equipped to feed himself. You’ll have supported real, lasting change. The logic seems sound, and we have a plethora of anecdotal evidence from our overseas ministry partners to ...

Pray for Nepal!

29. April 2015 Disaster Relief 0
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Nepal earthquake. We still don’t know the full extent of the loss of life, and we can only imagine how many thousands are desperately waiting for food, water, shelter and medical aid. Please know that the local Church – a small but compassionate minority ...

Finding your place in God’s story

Amigos for Christ’s headquarters includes a unique Story Board. It’s a space for the Nicaraguan ministry’s hardworking American volunteers to write a few words about their life-changing experience serving the poor. One visitor wrote: “’Come to me, all who thirst,’ Jesus said. This week I saw God’s kingdom in Spirit and Truth!” Another: “Thank you, ...

The needy in our backyard

17. December 2014 Food 0
If you eat a tomato during the winter months, it’s very likely it was picked by an immigrant farmer in Immokalee, Florida. This rural area, located about a two-hour drive north of our Florida headquarters, is known as the tomato capital of America. Sadly, it’s also famous (or infamous) for its checkered history of worker ...

A joyful moment

09. December 2014 housing, Latin America 0
Last month’s inaugural ceremony for the newly constructed homes in the village of Las Palmas attracted a Nicaraguan TV news crew. This was a happy moment for all involved, as each family was presented with a Bible and the keys to their sturdy new home, provided by Rainbow Network with funding from Cross Catholic. The ...

Working for Better Nutrition

20. November 2014 children, Food 0
Cross Catholic Outreach’s Vitafood shipments can’t come too soon for Sr. Irma Davila. She and her fellow Sisters of the Little Apostles of Redemption are being stretched to feed 1,000 poor people per day, six days a week, in Mixco, Guatemala. She’s already distributed a supply of dried fruits received from Cross, and now she’s ...