White Cross is a ministry supported primarily by the women of the NAB. White Cross grew out of the Red Cross work being done everywhere during World War I. American Baptist women inaugurated the White Cross program in 1919 and three years later, the North American Baptist Conference women joined this effort. White Cross provides for direct and tangible participation in the Compassionate Care ministry of the North American Baptist Conference in Cameroon. White Cross participants are partnering and assisting our missionaries through the cutting and sewing of baby layettes (baby blanket, baby diaper and baby jacket), the rolling of bandages, the cutting of absorbent squares as well as in providing sheets, pillow cases, hospital supplies, guest house supplies and medical supplies. We have even received a sawmill!