Small Beginnings in Playa Laguna, Dominican Republic
As our valued ministry partner, you are with us in places you may never actually visit. One of those places is Playa Laguna. When you drive into Playa Laguna, the first thing you notice is a lot of water. Everywhere. Like Redemption Village, there is a mixture of Dominicans and Haitians living in very poor […]
A “Rug Shop” With Great Potential to Help Needy Mothers in Mactan Island, Cebu Philippines
Did you ever think RUGS could be a catalyst for developing a thriving cottage industry in a third-world community? Would you like to be instrumental in helping needy mothers learn how to make rugs that they can sell to improve their families’ lives and the lives of the people of their tiny community? Pastor Rolly […]
Short-Term Mission Team in Haiti
Short-term Mission Team from Abundant Life Christian Center, South Brunswick, NJ
Building for Christ in Latin America—Our Project Needs You!
Would you like to have some hands-on experience that will make a big difference to missionaries serving in the 10/70 window—that part of the world where people are desperate to hear the gospel? Obed and Cara Zuleta live in San Cristobal, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala. As missionaries for Missionary Ventures, they work together with Boris […]
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 […]
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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