Family in India Transformed
Article submitted by Malaki Dara, Country Director in India Venkateswarlu was an orthodox worshiper of several deities from his birth, a tradition from many generations. One day, Pastor Jayaraju came to his particular village sharing the message of the Gospel to the people. Venkateswarlu strongly opposed it and even tried to chase him out of […]
Take a Short-Term Trip to Fiji
Have you ever thought of spending time doing missions work within the local villages of Fiji? Well, here’s your opportunity to join Sidney & Janet Tuitama’s family team working alongside the MVFiji team. Last year, the team witnessed ground-breaking opportunities and new doors opening within the areas they ministered in. The team is returning to […]
College Student Outreach in Thailand
Article submitted by John Williams, Director of MVAustralia Plenty Valley Christian College has sent small groups of Year 10 students to Thailand as a part of a mission team for years now. The opportunity is one that allows students to gain a better understanding of poverty, how to work as a team, to serve others […]
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 […]
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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