• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    White Cross

    Have White Cross questions? Contact Zofia Dripps in International Ministries (zdripps@internationalministries.org or 610-768-2311) or Rev. Kadia Edwards in American Baptist Home Mission Societies (Kadia.Edwards@abhms.org or 610-768-2449).

    White Cross is a program through which American Baptists provide needed supplies to diversified ministries within the mission program of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and International Ministries. It is essential to the support of the work of both American Baptist Home Mission Societies and International Ministries. It is the joining of mission center workers with local church workers in a united ministry and it is an avenue whereby we as Christians can show our interest in and love for persons of all races and nationalities.
    White Cross dates back to April 1919 when women in Ohio organized a mission society called the White Cross Service League. Later that year, both International Ministries and AB Home Mission Societies adopted the White Cross Service program and decided to unite the efforts while keeping two divisions, “overland” and “overseas.”

    Overseas WhiteCross
    Through International Ministries, Overseas White Cross supports the work of our missionaries and our mission partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, the Philippines, and Thailand as they serve in programs of education, evangelism, community service, and medical care. White Cross also goes to support missions in Myanmar, Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Chile, Cuba, Panama, Republic of Georgia, Liberia, Palestine, Romania, and Rwanda. Items requested through Overseas White Cross included roller bandages that are sent to the Congo as well as other hand made items and monetary gifts.
         White Cross brochures are available through International Ministries.  Please email daniela.glomb@internationalminsitries.org. Additional information can be found on International Ministries' websiteClick here to download PDF of White Cross forms and brochure. 

    Overland WhiteCross 
    Through AB Home Mission Societies, the new Operation Planting Hope (OPH) program, which will continue the tradition of White CrosOverland,  will expand ABHMS’ reach, providing opportunities for more ABHMS’ mission partners to benefit from financial and hands-on support.  An innovative model, OPH extends outreach to a wide range of related partners focused on healing and transformation, while streamlining the connection among American Baptist churches and vulnerable communities. It offers a fresh approach for individuals and groups to serve ABHMS’ Community Outreach Ministries partners, the Rizpah’s Children network and many other missional entities. It eliminates cumbersome paperwork, mailing and copying, while broadening opportunities for volunteerism.

    Please note: ABHMS’ OPH program will continue the tradition of White Cross Overland. For questions about OPH, contact ABHMS’ Rev. Kadia Edwards at kadia.edwards@abhms.org or 610.768.2449.

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