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Adventure in the Caribbean
Article submitted by Nancy Long, MVUSA Staff I want to share with you an amazing opportunity I had last week. The president of Missionary Ventures asked all of the employees to consider going on a missionary trip this year. It had been 4 years since I had taken a trip to Peru, so I was […]
Give Them Eyes to See
Article submitted by Cody and Michaela Fulk, Field Coordinators in Uganda One way we are trying to help the community is by creating jobs. We are not big on giving handouts. For some of you that may sound strange, to that I recommend reading “When Helping Hurts.” After being involved in the community for over […]
Typical Week in Birthing Center in Mexico
Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico What is a week at Casa Compasiva like? Well, on a typical Monday I might walk in and find the midwives teaching a prenatal education class to six or eight women and some husbands/boyfriends. One midwife is leading everyone in exercises, another shares the gospel in […]
Flooding in Bosnia
Article submitted by MVGreatBritain Many of you may have seen news reports about unprecedented flooding in Bosnia-Herzegovina and other parts of the Balkans. Three months’ worth of rain fell in just three days. As a result, Bosnia’s rivers swelled and overflowed their banks in the worst flood ever recorded (at least 120 years). Several countries […]
Invest in a Mozambique Pastor
Article submitted by Kevin and Katherine Bubna, Field Coordinators in Mozambique Pastor Paul and Graca pastor a small church in Mozambique. Their congregation lovingly built a building last year where they could meet on a regular basis. Recently someone stole the plastic liner for their thatch roof and due to heavy rains the roof collapsed taking […]
How to make Rosella (Roselle) Juice and Tea
Article submitted by Norberto & Julie Kurrle, Field Coordinators in Paraguay
This is rosella (not to be confused with grosella, which is gooseberry). Rosella is from the hibiscus family.
It’s harvest time here, and we use the rosella to make juice and tea. It’s properties are absolutely tremendous. It helps sooth colds, coughs, helps digestion, promotes healthy kidney function, is a treatment for cancer, and reduces a fever and that’s just a few of its benefits!
To make rosella juice, first de-pit the fruit and wash the skin thoroughly.
Put the fruit into boiling water until the water is bright red (about 15 minutes). The color is so vibrant, Roselle is sold to make dyes. Strain the fruit (which can be used to make a delicious jam) and refrigerate the juice. Add a few squirts of Stevia for a healthy drink.
The finished product looks exactly like red Kool-aid, but is entirely full of nutrients. We can’t get enough of it.
We dehydrated the petals for hot tea. All you need is two dried flowers to infuse in hot water to make a wonderful hot tea on a cool day. If you don’t have access to Rosella, run, don’t walk to get some rico hibiscus tea at a specialty store near you.
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