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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Homes, New Lives

14. May 2013 housing 0
There is an old Haitian proverb that says: “you can cheat the sun, but you can’t cheat the wind.” Jacklin Jean-Louis knows this from personal experience. I met this 34-year-old farmer and father of four on my recent trip to Kobonal, Haiti. There, Jacklin shared with me that he has always struggled to provide his ...

Great news from Grenada!

07. March 2013 housing 0
I love hearing stories about how Cross Catholic Outreach has changed lives. So when I heard about this precious family in Grenada, I had to share it with you. Single mom Bernadette Mahon and her six children used to live in a dilapidated shack in a small impoverished village known simply as “The Coconut.” The ...

A Dream Turned Into Reality

We all have dreams for our lives – things we want to someday accomplish or create. We might dream of having children, building up a business or traveling the world. Dreams are dear to us. They give us hope for our future and goals to work toward. What if your dream was to just have ...