Leadership Classes for Youth
Obed Zuleta held leadership classes for a group of youth leaders of a local church. They learned how to more effectively carry out their responsibilities and live each day as unto the Lord. This youth group planned, on their own, a week-long youth Vacation Bible School (VBS) and Obed was invited to be the key […]
God’s Love and Hope Spreads Through Redemption Village, Dominican Republic
Rick and Barbara Sucher, MVI missionaries serving in the Dominican Republic, are humbled by the changed lives they’ve seen developing before their eyes, as well as hopes and dreams being restored—all to God’s glory. Five years ago they made a visit to a poverty-stricken village in the Dominican Republic called Redemption Village. It was much […]
Mission Team Trips will Change your Life!
David deAndrade experienced a thrill of a lifetime last year when he went on his first mission trip—to El Salvador with Missionary Ventures. As a dealer with the Nautique Boat Company in Orlando, Florida, he accepted a company invitation to participate in the “Nautique Cares” outreach program. He had been praying for an opportunity to […]
Building Community in El Salvador
Article submitted by Bob & Marie Hamilton, Missionaries in El Salvador This past weekend we held our first Open House of 2015. This Open House was for parents to meet teachers, get to know our facilities, and hear about our vision for the new school year. For many families this is the first time they […]
The Complete Ciyao Language Bible is Here
Article submitted by Kevin and Katherine Bubna, Missionaries in Mozambique Good News for sure! The complete Ciyao language Bible is here! Kevin handed out our first copy to Davide Matteus to use in the Chiwaya Discovery Bible Study. Please pray that many villagers will join the group to learn about God through Scripture passages in […]
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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