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Opportunity To Save

We wanted to share this opportunity with those of you who live in the Triad area. We are hearing amazing stories of how people are using the money they make from couponing to make a difference! Many families who feel called to adopt are taking the money they save at the grocery store and putting it in their adoption account. Instead of spending that money saved on more groceries they are banking the savings and putting it toward their adoption! Others who never thought they could afford to go on a short term trip are doing the same thing! And still, others are stockpiling and purchasing food for almost free that they then share with families in their community who are struggling. Whatever your goal you may find this local couponing class a way to boost your profits!

Triad Couponing is offering an Extreme Couponing 101 Class at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Colfax this Saturday at 10:00am. If you are interested in learning more about how to save when you use coupons, click here!

Foster To Adopt, One Family's Story

A local couple, John & Suzanne Stack were recently featured on WXII's segment "A Place to Call Home" where they shared about their experience of adopting their daughter, Allie from foster care. The Stacks, who are friends of Caroline's Promise shared with us,
"We are so blessed to adopt and honored that God chose us to adopt Allie after raising our own girls. We encourage people who are thinking about fostering or adoption, to first bathe it in prayer and then if it feels right take the leap of faith. The blessings are out of this world, and every child deserves a place to call home!! Age does not limit your ability to love a child for we are in our fifties!"

Many people do not realize that adoption from foster care is nearly free and there are many children in our community who need a forever family.

Click here to watch the video of the Stack's story!

2012 Summer Mission Trips - Deadline Approaching

The popularity of our short term mission trips has prompted us to offer more opportunities to serve in both Guatemala and Guyana. However, the deadline for our 2012 Summer trips is quickly approaching! We invite you to check out the dates and projects and contact us with any questions you may have.

Guatemala
Teams will partner with Iglesia Adonai, a Guatemala City church that is making a major impact in the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in their community. You will minister to children at their school, Casita Adonai and in surrounding areas, help with light construction and painting projects, build relationships with the members of the church and most of all, share Christ!

Whatever your gifts or talents, we can use you in Guatemala! We need people with skills in construction, ministry, music, sewing, teaching, sports, medical and dental.

Caroline's Promise Summer Teams - Deadline February 1. Cost $1900
Family Team: June 29-July 7, 2012
Team is open to parent(s) and chil…

Gautemala Decemeber 2011!

The day after Christmas a team went to Guatemala to assist in a variety of ways. Due to technical difficulties, we weren't able to publish updates during the trip, so we are excited to share them with you now. Here is one team member's experience of her time in Gautemala:

"I went to Guatemala! I made new friends and memories that will never leave my mind. Lisa told us to make one sentence to describe our time we spent there. He taught us each something completely different and my sentence was, “Radical faith in God reaps great rewards”…why you ask? Because of the people I had met while visiting the church. I could brag about their faith, humility, welcoming attitudes, and their sacrificial spirits.

I want to tell you about our amazing driver, Francisco [aka Paquito], and the ministry he helps out with. There is a ministry called Kairos, assisting families who have children in the hospital who are receiving long-term care. Before Kairos, families would have to sleep outside …

RCHCC Christmas: Thank You Sponsors!

Caroline’s Promise has partnered with Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre for Christmas since the first year they opened with six children. It’s a highlight for the children and a beautiful way to affirm them in God’s love. This year God totally shocked us as we put the word out and people from Texas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida and North Carolina responded. The breadth of our borders was increased as well as the age of the sponsor.

Odessa opened her card and picture at Christmas to find her name beautifully colored and a picture of a family drawn in pencil by a child. She studied the real picture of the family that was also in the envelope as she asked me about her letter. When I explained that her letter was written by a child her size she laughed her bubbly laugh and put on her big smile. Deana read her letter and called me to ask if she could write her sponsor back. She was amazed to read the her sponsor was 19 years old and in college to become a teacher. While Deana had …