Cross Catholic Outreach is collaborating with FUNDASEP to build 24 sturdy houses benefiting 110 needy men, women and children.
It’s a glorious new day for Johanna Fer and her family! Two years ago, the settlement where Johanna lived in Sorsogon City, the Philippines, was demolished.
I was recently in the Dominican Republic, meeting with Bishop José Grullón Estrella, who is the founder of FUNDASEP, the social outreach of the Catholic Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana. We were there to help build six clean water systems and construct 24 new homes.
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.
As a development officer here at Cross, I look forward to calling donors and praying with them. These are special times for me, but they can also become an opportunity for God to reveal himself in an amazing way.
There was a time when the Salesian Sisters running Casa Hogar Copainala Home for Girls in Mexico were desperate because they had difficulty finding resources to purchase food for the children in their care. With no money to buy groceries, the nuns would gather the girls at the orphanage to pray in the chapel.