Thursday, January 26, 2017

Deadline for Summer Mission Trips Extended to January 30

If you have been thinking about joining us in Guatemala this summer, your time is running out!
We have extended the deadline for applications and deposit to January 30.

Get all the details here

There are opportunities to help with children's ministry, teaching English, medical clinics, sports, and women's ministry.  

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A few ways you can pray this week

It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of January 2017.  Time flies!
We wanted to update you on a few ways that you can pray for the ministry of Caroline's Promise this week.

Lisa will head to Guatemala tomorrow with two teachers and together they will host the first Casita Teacher & Staff  Retreat.  We are so thankful to God and our amazing donors who are making this possible!  On Thursday our team will be in the classroom, observing the teachers and then later, over lunch we will hear more about their needs.  On Friday 23 of us will head to the beach where we will spend the weekend in a house, building team unity, getting closer to Jesus, and learning.

Here's how you can pray:
*  Safety in travel for the team and staff.
*  Health.  All 3 team members have had some physical junk going on.
*  Jesus - that He will show up and show off!  We are specifically asking that if any of our teachers and staff don't know Jesus personally, that they will by the end of the weekend and that all will experience His love and begin to understand his amazing purpose in their lives.
*  Unity.  We are excited about the leadership, teachers, and staff for 2017 and we are expecting God to begin this school year with team unity that will continue throughout the year.
*  Open minds and hearts to learn from each other and grow in every area.  Rest and relaxation.
*  Pray for continued enrollment of students at Casita.

When the teachers head home the first of next week, Lisa's brother, Brian will arrive and assist with plans for Summer mission teams.  Please pray for the right connections to be made and for a true understanding of how Caroline's Promise can assist our partners in the work that they are doing. 

We could not do any of this without your prayers!  Thank you for partnering with us!





Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Summer Mission Trips Announced!

You've been asking - and we have answers!

We are beyond excited about the teams that we have planned for 2017 and hope that you will join us.
Completed application and $100 non refundable deposit (applied to total cost of trip) are due by January 15.  You can access the application here. 

Please email us at lisaholbrook@carolinespromise.net or call 336-669-7340 if you have questions.

If you have a group that would like to go together, please contact us.  We would love to schedule a trip for you.  Or, simply join one of our teams!

June 22 - 30, 2017
This week will consist of two teams with two different leaders, however everyone will stay in the same place and enjoy meals and travel together.

Welding:  If you are a welder or studying welding we need you to help us as we present an "Intro to Welding" class that will also include discipleship.  Our goal is to present this trade to a group of young men with the hope that some of them will further their training at a trade school in Guatemala.

Children's Ministry:  This team will invest in our kids at Adonai and Gerona with the focus of teaching them how to grow in their faith (prayer, Bible study, service, finding their gifts, etc).  If you love kids, this team is for you.  This team is open to teens age 15 and up (without a parent).  Families are also welcome (1 or both parents with children ages 10 and up).


June 30 - July 8, 2017
Sports Ministry Team:  This team of guys (ages 15 and up) will minister to teens through sports.  

Pediatric Medical Team:  This team of women (ages 18 and up) will administer well checks for our kids in the sponsorship program and a community clinic. 

July 8 - 15, 2017
Children's ministry/Parenting Classes:  This team of adults & teens age 15 and up (without a parent present) will minister to children, teach parenting classes, and work with women in our business training program.  

July 21 - 29, 2017
Wilson Community Church Team:  Open to WCC church members.  Focus on teacher training & retreat for men.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Open House at the Holbrook's Home!


Join us Sunday, December 11 for our Annual Open House!

We will have dessert, hot drinks, and TONS of beautiful fair trade gifts.

This is a great opportunity to do some shopping and make a difference in the lives of our partners in Guatemala.

Time:  2pm - 5pm

Place:  David & Lisa's House - 1950 Beeson Road, Kernersville.  (In Colfax)

For more info call or text Lisa at 336-669-7340

Cash and cards accepted (no checks please)

If you can't make it, be sure to follow us on our facebook page during the Open House.  We will be posting items as we discount them and shipping is available!



Sunday, December 4, 2016

2017 Sports Team to Guatemala



2017 Sports Team to Guatemala

We are excited to announce that we will have a guy only sports team to Guatemala next summer.  The team will be led by Jared Rolfes, Head Football Coach at Northwest Guilford High School. 

The team is open to all high school and college age guys who want to minister to teens in Guatemala through sports.

There will be an interest meeting (no obligation) on Monday, December 19 at 6:30pm.  Any student that is interested should attend with a parent.  If you plan to attend the meeting or have other questions please contact Coach Rolfes at jjrolfes@gmail.com or Lisa Holbrook at lisaholbrook@carolinespromise.net for meeting location.  

Date of Trip:  
 
June 30th - July 8th 2017 (Dead Week for All Athletics)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Quick, easy way to earn $ for Caroline's Promise

Do you shop Amazon?

If so, you could be earning money for Caroline's Promise.

It's sooooo easy.

Follow the link that will show you how to set up Amazon Smile so that all of your purchases benefit Caroline's Promise.  No cost to you - except a few minutes:)

Amazon Smile




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Season of Giving: Investing in Teachers

We continue our Week of Giving ideas with a practical way to make a difference.

We have dreamed with our Guatemalan partners of one day hosting a retreat for our teachers and staff of Casita Adonai and with your help, this dream will become a reality in January. These men and women serve kids and parents daily and are deserving of time away where they can learn valuable skills and get new ideas for the work that they do. In addition, our prayer is that God will use this time to create unity and remind them of His love for and His power to equip them.

The cost for each teacher or staff is $100 and you can donate any amount here

There are still a few spaces if you would like to join us. Learn more here

Monday, November 21, 2016

Raising a Promise T-Shirts are a Hit!

Are you looking for a unique gift that will actually make a difference?
We have a lot of great options for you!
Every day this week we will highlight a way that you can invest in others while giving gifts.


Today we are talking about our Raising a Promise T-shirts.  At $20 for short sleeve and $25 for long sleeve, these are a great deal!  Profit from the sell of these shirts will go directly to our Raising a Promise campaign to construct the third and final floor of the Building of Promise in Guatemala.  Completion of this project will allow us to offer middle school grades as well as provide a playground area & sport court and areas for planting and science projects.  4 additional classrooms will be added and this project will be complete!

Cameron has been selling the shirts at his high school and they are a hit!  The photos below show how great they look on teens and young adults but any age would love them.

You can order on our website and have them shipped, or contact us for local pick up.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Caroline's Promise at Benefit on November 12


We are excited to participate in a benefit for a local man's medical expenses on Saturday, November 12.  If you live in the McLeansville/Burlington area come visit us at Mount Hope United Methodist Church from 10-2 where there will be food and the opportunity to shop with local vendors.

Where else can you shop beautiful fair trade items and support someone in the community?

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist 5120 Burlington Road Greensboro, NC 27405
Hot dog lunch & bake sale to benefit Mike Crabtree's medical expenses
Vendors: Lularoe, DoTerra, Nowex, Mary Kay, Stella & Dot, Scentsy, Monogramming, Thirty one, Origami Owl, Caroline's Promise, Poetic Xchange, holiday decor & more

Monday, November 7, 2016

Teacher Training Team Deadline Approaching

We have a fantastic retreat planned for our teachers in Guatemala next January.  We realize it's a difficult time for teachers in the states to go on a mission trip, but it's the perfect time for our teachers in Guatemala.

We will travel to Guatemala on Wednesday, January 25, spend the day in the classroom with students and teachers on Thursday, and then take them on a retreat Friday - Sunday.  We will return home Monday, January 30. It's a short trip but sure to make a huge impact!

If you are interested please contact us asap.  (lisaholbrook@carolinespromise.net or 336-669-7340).
Trip cost is $600 plus airfare.

Application and $100 non refundable deposit due by December 1. 

$40 can send a teen to camp

 
Words can't express how proud we are of the youth from Adonai Church in Guatemala City.  They have worked hard to develop a discipleship and outreach program that is amazing!  In addition, they have been raising funds to attend their high school aged camp November 25-27.  They began months ago by creating banks and teaching on the importance of saving.  From there they hosted a ton of fundraisers and have been able to raise the funds for their youth group to attend camp.


Now they need our help!  They would love for 25 of the older teens from their Gerona church plant to attend camp as well.  The cost is $40 per teen and we're looking for a total of $1000.

If you would like to partner with the Adonai Youth and support a teen from Gerona, please follow this link. 

Thank you for helping us celebrate the Adonai Youth and their hard work, while making a way for the teens in Gerona to attend camp.

 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Visit us at the Greensboro Holiday Market

It's that time of the year again!  The Holiday Market!
This is one of our favorite events of the year.  Where else can you purchase amazing handmade gifts and jewelry from artisans around the world, support the work of Caroline's Promise and have your pic taken with us?  Well, if that's not enough - you can also have your picture taken with Santa, taste some amazing food, and support other vendors!

We have some beautiful new items from Guatemala as well as from our friends who have ministries in Uganda, Kenya, Peru, and Asia.  Prices range from $5 - $45 and you'll find something for everyone!

November 4, 2016– Fri. (10am – 9pm)
November 5, 2016– Sat. (9am – 7pm)
November 6, 2016– Sun. (11am – 5pm)


2016 Admission
$8/Adult, $1/Child (6-12), Under 6 Free
Same Day Free Return

Click here for more information and a printable $1 off coupon.  Our booth is #2906.  Facing the show we are on the 3rd row from the right, approximately 1/4 of the way down the aisle.

See you there!
 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Urgent need for funding of 13 Business Training Participants

Our Business Training Team is headed to Guatemala tomorrow morning and will begin teaching a 5 day training on Friday.  We still lack funding for 13 participants.  That's $2600.  If you have been thinking about partnering with us please donate today! 

You can read more about this life changing training here. 

Donate here

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Why "Raising a Promise" is important to Kaitlyn

We are in the midst of raising the final $55,000 needed to complete the third floor of the Building of Promise in Guatemala.  When complete this floor will provide outdoor playground space, areas for horticulture and science projects, and additional classrooms, allowing us to apply to offer middle school grades. In the following video, Caroline's Promise volunteer and team leader, Kaitlyn Armstrong shares why the ministry at Adonai is so important.

Please consider partnering with us.  Follow this link to give or set up a fundraising page.

video