The Dominican Republic is considered a natural disaster hotspot. Learn about the effects of disasters on the Dominican people & efforts to help provide relief.
Less than a year ago, families in San Miguel los Lotes lost everything beneath a cataclysmic downpour of burning ash and rock. Now the survivors of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano eruption are finally beginning to rebuild their lives — and I was blessed to see the progress. On Monday, Jan. 21, I attended a dedication ceremony […]
Lost World: The Aftermath of Guatemala’s Volcanic Disaster I walked at “ground zero” of Volcán de Fuego’s eruption just 17 days after the disaster. The town I stood in used to be San Miguel Los Lotes, but it was hard to believe people had lived there less than three weeks prior. I felt like I […]
I have been traveling to Guatemala for years and have witnessed the incredible resilience of the country’s people, so it is impossible for me to be objective about the impact of the recent volcanic eruption. It was only three weeks ago that Volcán de Fuego spewed a river of red-hot lava, covering entire villages in […]
Good news out of Kenya. According to the Food Security Steering Group, nutrition in drought-hit areas has improved considerably due to an increase in food supplies. However, it is no time to be complacent. The situation remains at critical levels in key rural areas. Click here for the news story. How Cross Catholic Outreach is […]
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Nepal earthquake. We still don’t know the full extent of the loss of life, and we can only imagine how many thousands are desperately waiting for food, water, shelter and medical aid. Please know that the local Church – a small but compassionate minority […]