Blind chess?

04. July 2013 children 0
At first glance, you might never guess that these girls engaged in a scrappy game of chess are blind. They know the feel of the chess pieces, and they’re playing on a special board. See the holes in each square?  Sr. Luan, who runs the home for blind girls in Vietnam, is amazed by the ...

Praying for a Miracle

Two weeks ago, our Guatemala ministry partner Esperanza de Vida rescued a starving teenage girl named Mirza Lopez, who weighed in at a vanishingly small 19 pounds. That’s less than the size of my 7-month-old son! Mirza also suffers from paralysis as a result of contracting polio at a young age. She lost her mother ...

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 ...

Rescuing the Forgotten

We recently received an extraordinary success story from Guatemala! Our ministry partner Esperanza de Vida sends rescue teams into rural villages to save children dying of malnutrition. When they are found, children are rushed to the center to be nourished back to complete health. Here is an excerpt from volunteer Sean Grogan’s rescue experience: There ...

Rescuing Girls in Kenya

16. April 2013 Africa, children 0
There’s a long-running debate in the mission field about when to embrace local customs and when to resist them. How do we draw the line between mere cultural differences and a serious ethical rift? Sometimes, though, we come across a tradition so antithetical to Christ’s love that there is no gray area. One such practice ...

Thank you Jesus; thank you!

04. April 2013 children, Haiti 0
At the Kobonal Haiti Mission School, students are fed two nutritious meals and a snack each school day. Without these meals, many of these children would go all day without any food. But thanks to meals sponsored by Cross Catholic Outreach, these children get the nutrition to need to grow healthy, strong and succeed in ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14. February 2013 children 0
Valentine’s Day means many different things to people, but I like to reflect on God’s love. Sometimes we doubt we’re loved by anyone–but if we read the Bible–God tells us repeatedly about his great love for his children. The apostle John explained God’s love like this, “This is love: not that we loved God, but ...

Restored Peace

07. February 2013 children 0
We just received a heartwarming letter from our long-time ministry partner Mother Joan Clare, director of Queen of Peace Children’s Home in the Philippines. Cross Catholic Outreach helps Mother Joan Clare and the Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor provide protection, love and care to orphaned and vulnerable children in desperate need. With their loving ...

Mary’s Home

06. December 2012 children 0
While we may often reflect on the virtues of the Virgin Mary, we seldom reflect on her mother, St. Anne, except during the upcoming Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It must have been quite special to raise a sinless little girl. Surely St. Anne gave Mary a loving home, where she in turn learned to ...