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Great Short-Term Mission Team from Canada

Article submitted by Jim & Sue Brannan, Field Coordinators in Peru The last team that came had eight team members from Lakeside Church in Canada. They were a real blessing to us and our community. We were thinking it was going to be easy as this team is always very well prepared, but it turned […]

 

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English Classes in the Dominican Republic

English Classes in the Dominican Republic

Article submitted by Rick & Barb Sucher, Field Coordinators in the Dominican Republic Thanks to the help of Grace Family and Cornerstone churches we were able to kick off our English classes again! We have close to 50 students learning about Jesus through learning English as their second language. About three weeks ago after going […]

 

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The Deaf Community in Nicaragua

The Deaf Community in Nicaragua

Article submitted by Brenda Rose, Field Coordinator in Nicaragua And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him John 9:2.  Several months ago […]

 

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We Buried a Friend This Morning

We Buried a Friend This Morning

Article submitted by Mike & Lauren Deibert, Field Coordinators in Nicaragua I don’t know that we North Americans do death very well; I suppose that we think we do life well. Nicaraguans seem to do both well, and what’s more extraordinary, they don’t even know it. We buried a friend this morning. His name was […]

 

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Sewing into Lives: Rug Production Project

Article submitted by John Williams, MVAustralia Director Pastor Rolly, our field worker in Cebu/Bohol, Philippines, working in the Vista Bella community of squatters on Mactan Island Cebu, is asking for funds to buy 6 sewing machines, and the initial remnant fabric (from garment factories) to help in establishing their project, Rug Production. The workers in […]

 

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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