Distinguished Columbia International University Alumna Wilma J. Cross (class of ’69), is being recognized for her effective ministry among prisoners in Chile, South America. Her Distinguished Alumna award at CIU's 2011 Homecoming in November caught the attention of "By Faith," the online magazine of her denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
Cross first began her service in Chile in 1972 with World Presbyterian Missions and taught at the Evangelical Institute of Quillota. She then developed the first Protestant ministry for women in Chilean prisons, focusing on evangelism, training volunteers for prison and mercy ministries, and operating a rehabilitation house for girls.
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