White Cross is a ministry supported primarily by the women of the NAB. This ministry 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. Those who participate in the ministry are partnering and assisting our missionaries through the cutting and sewing of baby layettes (baby blankets, baby diapers, and baby jackets), the rolling of bandages, and the cutting of absorbent squares, as well as in providing sheets, pillowcases, hospital supplies, guest house supplies, and medical supplies. It has even received a sawmill!