Help Bring Transformation into South African Settlement
Magoba Informal Settlement is a township on the outskirts of Benoni, South Africa. It was originally a squatter camp where people lived in shacks made of zinc and cardboard. These shacks have been replaced with houses built by the government. A typical house has 3 rooms (i.e. 2 small bedrooms and a kitchen/sitting room). There can […]
Church is Thriving in Nauru
The church is thriving in Nauru. We were honored to visit this tiny nation in the south Pacific. The first night we were blessed with a word from the president of Nauru. It was great to hear him stand up and declare the motto of the nation, “God’s will first”. Nauru, is making a stand for God! […]
Talita Says Thank You
Thank you for providing funds for my daughter Talita’s education. We love and appreciate you all in America. God bless you. Submitted by Pastor Andre Ngovene, Pastor in Mozambique
Give Clean Water in Swaziland
It is very difficult for children in Swaziland to have a healthy, carefree childhood. They have to scoop water from dung infected river beds for drinking, cooking and washing purposes. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not possible. Your help is needed in providing wells to provide clean water for families. Visit the MVI Gift Catalog […]
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 […]
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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