Friends, yarn and new hope for kids at Casita!

Douglas and Oneida live in the community around Iglesia Adonai with their three beautiful girls. They serve daily in the church and are in many ways the "right hand" of Pastor Carlos and Delmi. The job market in Guatemala is far worse than in the states and Douglas has been without work for a long time. He has been an angel to us this week - accompanying us everywhere we go, assisting with work projects, and becoming our friend. Douglas is intelligent, practical and a true servant. As the church and school treasurer he is a vital part of the ministry. We are thrilled that Douglas will be helping with our child sponsorship program at Casita. This will provide a little income for Douglas. Will you join us in praying for a more permanent job?

Oneida is an excellent seamstress and has taught many women in the church to sew. Her next project is to teach the older girls at Casita to crochet. While they learn a new skill there will be many opportunities to talk about the girls' lives and the power of Jesus to help them.

Caroline's Promise will put the finished products into our fair trade inventory, allowing you to join the partnership by purchasing beautiful handmade items. Of course all of this would not be possible without the generous donation of yarn from our amazing volunteers and friends at Caroline's promise. God used our short term teams to complete the project by purchasing the remaining tools needed.

Oneida and her girls also made beautiful head bands and bows that Caroline's Promise will add to our fair trade inventory in August.

This is a beautiful example of partnership and empowering struggling families to use their talents to provide for their families.