Reserve a Star for Christmas
Article submitted by Deborah Derren, Threads of Hope in Kenya The Maasai ladies from our school (and in some cases their daughters and grandmothers!) have been very busy making these hand-made stars! These have been a huge blessing for the women as it provides much needed funds for food and school fees. To reserve a […]
Guatemalans Get Quality Medical Care
Article submitted by Jason and Sonia Musgrave, Field Coordinators in Guatemala It is a real blessing for us to take part in this in serving people a few hours from where we live. It was an interesting trip because honestly the place we went didn’t appear to be the most needy, but we found after […]
Thinking of Christmas
Article submitted by Brenda Rose, Field Coordinator in Nicaragua Are you wondering what you can get members of your family for Christmas? Don’t have any ideas? Don’t want to just get something that will be broken in a few hours or never used. Well, let me help you find something that will help many and […]
Helping the Gypsy People in Greece
Article submitted by Missionary Ventures Great Britain My team and I have been working with gypsy children for more than 6 years. First we had a class with children once a week. This worked okay, but it was impossible to reach so many needs. Then we started doing classes twice a week which worked better. […]
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 […]
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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