Movie Nights for Kids in Kenya
Some of our churches in Ngando, Kenya are going to start hosting movie showings for the children in our community. Most have no electricity (thus no TV), and have never been to see a movie – so we are SUPER excited about this idea! We have some Veggie Tale DVD’s already in Nairobi – but […]
Encouraging Conference in Ecuador
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Changed Lives in Uganda
Katwe, Uganda has been impacted by the Gospel because of the changed lives of a few people. Lakawa has been constantly preaching the Word of God to his friends and neighbors. One of the men who has become interested is Keem. As essentially the mayor in Katwe, I met him from the start of my […]
Skills Training for Women in South Africa
Outside of Durban, South Africa in the Embo Valley there is considerable poverty. I have been working for two years with women in this community empowering them through various classes in sewing and baking. During the month of May, many of these ladies enrolled in a course run by World Changes. This course runs for […]
Great News for School in El Salvador
This Tuesday morning our Casa La Atarraya middle school girls’ basketball team heads to the national championship after winning the state tournament in Ahuachapan, El Salvador. They won their local games by over 40 points each game. These ladies are motivated, amazing scholars, and also committed to their faith. For the first time in the […]
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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