"Beautiful Gate Lesotho exists to reach out to orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children ages newborn to 5 years old, and give them the love they need and deserve.

In a country afflicted by overwhelming poverty (2 in 5 people live on less than $1 a day) and extreme disease (over 1 in 4 people are HIV positive), children are often treated with no more respect or worth than a discarded candy wrapper. Children are sometimes found in a trash dumpster, a toilet pit, or alone in a forest. We seek to give them the opportunity to be more than just a statistic. We strive to give them the opportunity to just be kids."

The Crossridge family is closely connected with Beautiful Gate, as we have supported the orphanage both financially and by short-term teams that have visited to serve and love the children and staff there.

For more info, see the webpage: http://www.beautifulgatelesotho.org/