Help for Family in Swaziland
I’m continually learning what it means to take courageous steps of faith and sacrifice for the sake of Christ’s Kingdom and the poor among us. It started with a typical email from the field. In Swaziland, there is a mother Nomsa and her four children whose husband just passed away from AIDS. They came to […]
Tools to Share the Gospel in Uganda
As the Karimojong in Katwe, Uganda have spent much time preaching to and reading the Bible with their people, it has become increasingly apparent that they need a tool to use to make the Gospel easier to understand and pass on. This has led us back to a storying approach, so that even those who […]
Camp Discovery in the Marshall Islands
We just finished our summer camp/VBS! This year the theme was “Camp Discovery”. It was a journey through some of the great stories in the Bible encouraging the kids to be all they can be in God. Again this year, we had over 200 children attend. Every night they received the Word of God and […]
Bible Clubs in Ngando, Kenya
We are gearing up for Bible clubs in Ngando again! Teachers training is this weekend and clubs will be held next week. We are all excited to hear stories of children and families that are drawn into the local churches through this time! Our budget this August is $1.50 per child for all 3 days. […]
Rebuilding in Nicaragua
Currently I have a team here from Missionary Ventures Canada. The team came to build a kitchen for a family in the mountains. This family had a kitchen but it was destroyed from a fire. They couldn’t afford to rebuild it from anything stronger than black plastic. This team took up the challenge to build […]
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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