With a safe home to call their own, a poor family gains a solid foundation for building a brighter future. It takes only a few thousand dollars for Cross International to build a simple, sturdy home for a poor family, dramatically improving their standard of living. These donor-sponsored houses replace rickety shanties, patched together from scraps of metal, tarp and cardboard. In many cases, the beneficiaries contribute “sweat equity” to the project. This labor creates a sense of ownership over — and responsibility for — the new homes. The houses our ministry partners build are a permanent testimony to God’s provision and the Christ-like compassion of our benefactors.
In 2018, we helped four Christian ministries in three countries provide safe shelter for the needy. Those efforts included, for example, Cross’ work with an evangelical church in Vietnam and Rainbow Network in Nicaragua.
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15 sturdy houses were constructed with Cross International funds.
Half of the recipients were needy church members, and the other half were non-Christians in need of a home. This is done to minister to those within church walls, and to reach out to those outside of it.