When hands reach out in love …

When hands reach out in love at Christmas

the world is a little happier,

a little kinder, and a little more like heaven.

As 2014 draws to a close, all of us at Cross The World want to express our greatest ‘Thank You!’ to all of you for helping us make God’s love visible, one cross at a time. Without you, we would not be in all the countries/municipalties we are and we would not have disbursed over 90,000 crosses to hungry hands and hearts. You remain our inspiration and our driving force; we are so pleased to have you on God’s team! You are all awesome!!

Listed below are individuals/organizations who joined us since the first of November and are helping us realize our goal of giving away 340,000 small wooden crosses:

Teresa – WI
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church – Tucson, AZ
Jeanne – NV
Margaret – MI
Kathy – MN
Darlene – MN
Neil – ND
Dick – MN
Narrows Community Church – Outing, MN
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church – Cornville, AZ
Karen – AZ
Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church – Sun City, AZ
Rusty – CA
Rev. Herb – MT
Women of the ELCA – PA
United Methodist Church – Willmar, MN
Pat – MN
Old Town Mission – Cottonwood, AZ
Kathy – MN
Mary – MT
Gerald – ND
Paradise United Methodist Church – Newberry, MI
Hulbert Tahquamenon United Methodist Church – Newberry, MI


Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7


‘Thanks for all you do to spread God’s love to others. And, also, God bless you for making Harlow’s dream come true.’ – Mary, MT


‘Enclosed is my check for shipping 200 crosses. As chairman for the Evangelism Committee of our congregation, we are planning to use them as outreach tools to others. God’s continued blessings on such a wonderful ministry.’ – Rev. Herb, MT


‘I distributed about 100 crosses in Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba, on my LAMP mission trip this summer. I will be distributing 60 later this semester in two of my classes at the University of Northwestern, St Paul, too. Thank you! – Kent, MN






1 – As you look through our Partners in Christ page, please check to make sure your church or organization is listed.  If we have overlooked anyone, please let us know and we’ll make the additions in the next post.

2 – At this time of year, we want to remind you that Cross The World relies entirely on the generosity of Friends in Christ like you.  We further want you to know your financial support for our ministry is greatly appreciated and, because we are an approved 501(c)(3) ministry, your kind donations are always tax deductible.


 Thank you!!


God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;

the warmth of Christmas, which is love;

the all of Christmas, which is Christ.  – Wilda English

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We wish you a very blessed Christmas!


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