Short-Term Missions Team in Nicaragua
Article submitted by Eric & Marilyn Loftsgard, MVI Country Directors in Nicaragua We recently hosted a short-term missions team in Nicaragua from Bend, Oregon who worked with Tesoros de Dios, House of Hope and NCA Nejapa. On closing night as the team gathered to sum up their experience in Nicaragua, Laurie shared some thoughts that […]
Opportune Moment to Give to Birth Center in Mexico
Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico “If you were looking for the opportune moment… that was it.” This quote by the esteemed Captain Jack Sparrow from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean has been running through my brain all week. I keep thinking how maybe somebody has been wanting to donate funds […]
Honduran Church Sends Offering to Haiti
Article submitted by Ed Lockett, Field Coordinator in Haiti I was visiting in a Honduran church and shared about Haiti and the poverty. The church was very receptive and decided to take up an offering for Haiti. The pastor, Pastor Pedro Santos Martinez, said that was the first time they had ever taken an offering […]
Great Short-Term Mission Team from Canada
Article submitted by Jim & Sue Brannan, Field Coordinators in Peru The last team that came had eight team members from Lakeside Church in Canada. They were a real blessing to us and our community. We were thinking it was going to be easy as this team is always very well prepared, but it turned […]
English Classes in the Dominican Republic
Article submitted by Rick & Barb Sucher, Field Coordinators in the Dominican Republic Thanks to the help of Grace Family and Cornerstone churches we were able to kick off our English classes again! We have close to 50 students learning about Jesus through learning English as their second language. About three weeks ago after going […]
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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