Crosses for Christmas began in September 2016. This project was inspired by John Raynor, who was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in September 2014. Soon after, John began making small crosses, baby beds and toys to give to children in Wilson, NC and to bless orphans in Africa. Hundreds of crosses and toys were handmade by John as gifts to children. Unfortunately for us, John went to be with his Lord Jesus on October 19, 2016, but we carry on this ministry of blessing children across the world as a part of his legacy. In 2016 more than $11,000 went to help children in 9 countries! This year we are helping children in 5 countries.
Ministry & Partners
Your donation of $10 sponsors a cross, support and love for a disadvantaged or orphaned child in Myanmar, Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda or Colombia. As a gift, you will receive a unique handmade Christmas ornament cross.
Make A Difference!
Your donation will share the love of Jesus with a child.
John and Teri Raynor
John's wife Teri (pictured) and family proudly participate in this project as an outreach ministry partnered with their church, First Free Will Baptist Church, Wilson, NC. Read the Wilson Daily Times article from September 2016!
Thank You! Your gifts for 2017 totaled $7347!
Our goal is to make a positive impact for children through our ministry partners. Although some locations are remote, where possible, we will distribute a handmade cross for Christmas to a child, in addition to meaningful material support.
Crosses for Christmas