For the poor in developing countries, obtaining safe housing is a dream beyond reach. Day-to-day life is a constant struggle for these families.
As our neighbor to the south, Mexico holds a special place in our hearts. Working through some amazing Catholic ministry partners in the country, Cross Catholic Outreach is involved in variety of poverty relief projects, most of which are focused on leading impoverished children toward a better future.
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.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told to “follow my dreams.” That message seems to be everywhere in American society. As children, we’re told we can be anything we want. We can reach for the stars!
I’d heard prisons in developing countries were heartbreaking, but still wasn’t prepared for what I saw while visiting the Cap-Haitien Prison Ministry in Haiti. This mission partner serves two prisons, and I was able to join their staff as they visited the prisoners at Grand Riviere on Nord.
Today I come to you with my greatest interior struggle between poverty and wealth. I came to Cross through a mission trip to Santa Rosa, Guatemala and after returning I have struggled to find my place in our society.