Kingdom Seeds

19. June 2012 Haiti 0
We had a special guest in the office this morning: Fr. Glenn Meaux of Kobonal Haiti Mission, which Cross Catholic Outreach has partnered with since 2004. Fr. Meaux talked about his missionary philosophy, which he adapted from the teachings of the late Bishop Ken Untener. Fr. Meaux explained, “We are all created in God’s image. ...

Physical and Spiritual Sustenance

The sun has just risen over the green hills of Haiti’s Central Plateau and already hundreds of people can be found gathered within the compound of SOLT Kobonal Haiti Mission. Sitting on wooden benches, lying beneath shade trees—they all carry empty sacks, waiting for the mission’s Emergency Survival Program’s food distribution to begin. Many of ...

Shipments with Heavenly Value

11. April 2012 children, Haiti 0
As I watched the little girl devour the hot meal in front of her, she heaped big spoonfuls of seasoned rice into her little mouth and chewed joyously. She made almost imperceptible “hmmm” sounds as she ate. It was obviously a very enjoyable meal! Imagine my surprise when I discovered this delicious lunch had arrived ...

Serving in the field

07. March 2012 field report, Haiti 0
Cross Catholic Outreach staff members were recently blessed with an opportunity to work alongside Father Glenn Meaux in Kobonal Haiti, distributing food to elderly villagers. That morning, some of the villagers had walked from miles away to receive their monthly supply, which they rely on for their basic nutritional needs. As each beneficiary stepped to ...

Remembering a Day We’ll Never Forget

On this day two years ago, the Haitian people cried out in unspeakable pain. It’s a day I will never forget—and I know the Haitian people will never forget it either. January 12, 2010 began like any other day in Haiti. There was nothing remarkable about it at first. Children went to school, parents went ...

Remembering

05. January 2012 Haiti 2
When Cross International Catholic Outreach was launched more than a decade ago in South Florida, we began much of our overseas ministry in Haiti—only 90 minutes from Florida’s shore, yet the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Today we continue to work with many of the same partners we first sponsored in those fledgling years. ...

God’s Love and Provision

17. November 2011 Haiti 0
When I visited Haiti last month, I sat down with a woman whose experience during the January 12, 2010 earthquake I absolutely must share. Though the earthquake was almost two years ago, the scars are still fresh in the minds of most Haitians—and their testimonies continue to be powerful reminders of God’s love for his ...

Success Story!

09. November 2011 Haiti, housing 0
Haiti needs positive role models, and these young men just might fit the bill. The team of construction workers recently stopped in at Fr. Marc Boisvert’s Espwa (Hope) Village to work on a roof. If it seemed like they knew their way around the place exceptionally well, that’s because they used to live there – ...

A Conversation with Father Glenn Meaux

27. October 2011 Haiti, poverty 1
Scripture, sacraments, and the manifestation of bringing God’s love to the poorest of the poor—those are three of the most important elements of Kobonal Haiti Mission, says Father Glenn Meaux. I had the opportunity to sit down with Fr. Glenn and talk with him about why he founded the mission in 1989, what’s been accomplished, ...