There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year, he won the award for the best grown corn.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.  “Why sir,” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”

So is with our lives.

Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches.

And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.



The good seeds of the Gospel were shared through the cross with these folks:

 Barbara ~ OK

Marianne ~ FL

Sandra ~ MN

Joplin Family Worship Center ~ Joplin, MO

Mary ~ OK

Dodie ~ MN

Sweet Tomorrows ~ Sanford, FL

Community Lutheran Church ~ Bullhead City, AZ

Greg ~ CA

St. Francis Hospital Pastoral Care ~ Tulsa, OK

Danube Zion Methodist Church ~ Danube, MN

Joy ~ MN

Marjorie ~ MN

Pastor Jim ~ MN

Carla ~ MN

Kimball United Methodist Church ~ Kimball, MN

Pat ~ PA

Pam ~ FL

New Life Assembly of God Church ~ Kenai, AK

Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon ~ North Jackson, OH

David ~ CA

Connie ~ MN

Shearon ~ TX for Operation Christmas Child

Trinity Lutheran Church ~ Fergus Falls, MN for the LAMP ministry

Sheri ~ MN

Geralyn ~ PA

Black Forest Lutheran Church ~ Colorado Springs, CO

Presbyterian Senior Care Network ~ Oakmont, PA

First Baptist Church ~ Rochelle, IL

Bridget ~ KY

Pastor Duane Guisinger ~ AK



And, this is how the seeds of the Gospel enriched others’ lives:

Thank you for listening to God’s prompting to share His love through His crosses. To think that it all started with one still small voice and the first cross. I loved reading all the testimonials of the crosses reaching far into the world to hungry people for Christ. May the Lord bless you as you continue on your journey to follow Jesus.

Carla – MN

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Thank you!  Blessings!

Bethany – Faith Community Nurse Partnership

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I put one of your crosses in the gift bags I give to new people on their first Sunday at our Assembly of God church in Fairview, OK.  They are very popular with our congregation.

‘Crossing the World’ in Fairview!  Thank you! 

Barbara – OK

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Congratulations on your new adventure with Cross the World (Cross The World Goes to Cambodia).   I really enjoyed seeing the pictures. Did you have any idea how many people you have touched since you started?   To think that it only started with one cross two thousand years ago. Much like your cottage industry one cross , then another starting small now has grown to thousands all over the world. It is a beautiful reminder of God’s love for all of us. Thank you for being so obedient. May God continue to bless His people one cross at a time. 

Carla – MN

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Thank you so much!  What a wonderful outreach project! 

Helen, Danube Zion Methodist Church – Danube, MN

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I continue to experience grateful ‘hearts’ as I give a wide variety of people my (your) gift.  At a local flower shop, I made a point to hand out some crosses to employees, never expecting the manager wanted one for her son!  All the uncertainty today seems to have created a hunger/appreciation for the cross. It is made so beautifully and modestly, they can’t help but like it.  Thank you!

 Joy – MN

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Thank you and God bless you for your special ministry. 

Connie – MN

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Praise God for you and your wonderful ministry.  Brother Greg and I are so grateful to God and you, that we have the privilege to pass these out to many people at the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, CA.  We pray for you often.  Blessings and encouragement. 

Brother David – CA

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