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.
Six-year-old Mekdes Tesfaye, who suffers from cerebral palsy, takes joyful steps thanks to free therapy and an orthotic device provided through the Brothers of Good Works’ Community-Based Rehabilitation program in Addis Ababa.
What’s your “word” for the New Year? Did you know you’re supposed to have one? In keeping with the current trend of compressing every thought into a Twitter-sized soundbite, some have decided that traditional New Year’s resolutions just won’t do. Instead, you can opt for a New Year’s word.
Last year we funded a housing project in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This year we got to visit the beneficiaries of those new homes. One of them, 56-year-old Berhane, was especially grateful. Until Sr. Abeba of the Daughters of Charity helped her, she had been living in the streets.
Assfu Halfon is one of the women chosen to receive a newly constructed house this year through Cross Catholic and the Daughters of Charity in Ethiopia.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. ~ Psalm 107:8-9