Maria

27. March 2012 children 0
Although leprosy may have been nearly eradicated from Filipino society, its stigma remains. Now referred to by its medical name, Hansen’s Disease, it still affects a group of Filipinos, many of whom live in Tala – a location designated as a ‘leper colony’ in the past. Most of the community is now composed of the ...

Great News in Mozambique

13. March 2012 Africa, children 0
Great news from the field! Reencontro, one of our ministry partners in Mozambique, recently sent us the story of 10-year-old Lidia Parruque. Orphaned by AIDS, Lidia found blessed refuge through Reencontro’s programs. It’s a story I simply must share with you! Lidia’s parents died several years ago, leaving her and her older brother to fend ...

Happy Homework

01. March 2012 children 0
Homework time in Maputo, Mozambique. These studious students are all AIDS orphans who weren’t always able to go to school. No parents, no food, no money for books or school clothes. Then our ministry partner, Reencontro, found them, befriended them, made sure they had a place to live, food to eat, clothes to wear—and covered ...

Hope and Healing Doubled

When I saw the “before” photos of Marco Antonio and Marco Tulio, I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I’d seen many cute photos from parents celebrating their twins.  This seemed like a nightmarish mirror image of that happy experience. The twin boys had similar agonized expressions, protruding bones and weak limbs. Their skin was stretched tightly ...

Love for all God’s precious children

14. February 2012 children 0
Mary, the Filipino girl in this photo, is deaf and blind, but she compensates for her handicap with an acute sense of smell. She often uses this special ability to track down Mother Joan Clare when the elderly nun is out of hand’s reach. As soon as Mary finds her, she tugs on her, signaling ...

Meet Cross Catholic Mission Partner Ana Aleman

31. January 2012 children 0
Ana Aleman is a trusted Cross Catholic mission partner who tirelessly works to bring nutrition and God’s love to the poor in El Progreso, Honduras. She first came to Honduras more than 10 years ago on a short-term mission trip. Overwhelmed and convicted by the poverty she saw, God put a burden on her heart ...

Serving Kenyan Mothers and Infants

26. January 2012 children 0
The baby in this photo was the first child to be born at the new St. Raphael maternity ward in Matisi Village, Kenya. Appropriately, his mother chose to name him Raphael! Cross Catholic funded the construction of the maternity ward because of the urgent need for better care for infants and mothers. Kenya has high ...