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A Retro Move...Thoughts From Angie

The last couple of months our senior pastor has been teaching/preaching on the fear of the Lord and the conscience.   It’s been profound and the Holy Spirit has been stirring all of us.  However the momentum hit a crescendo in yesterday’s service as God showed up in powerful and authoritative ways.   While I could share some of those stories with you, I am not sure that words could actually paint a picture that could be understood from the outside looking in.  It’s just one of those times when you just had to be there.
However one story that I can paint for you involves a 13-year-old girl who lives in Plastic City.  Her family now comes to church and she was recently baptized. As I stepped carefully through the crowd yesterday to talk with her at the altar she told me her greatest need was for God to help her learn to read.  My heart crumbled once again.  Nikki and I have been working with her since the summer and she has the letters and sounds down and memorized some t…

"So We Eat A Lot Of Spaghetti"....

This story touched our hearts and we wanted to share it with you. Written by Garrett Tenney, from FoxNews, this article was published on January 23.

"At first, the Sterlings didn't believe the email that reached their Missouri home: Five Peruvian siblings were orphans and needed a mommy and daddy.
It might’ve been scam. But the five hopeful children whose pictures were in the email weren’t asking for money, just making a plaintive plea that worked its way into the hearts of Scott and Lauren Sterling. When the couple checked into it, they learned the children's parents indeed had both died of tuberculosis.
And although they were already busy with two kids -- Scott's 17-year-old daughter from a previous marriage and their 15-month-old girl -- one night. Lauren couldn’t fight the nagging feelings anymore.
“Somebody’s got to do it, and why can’t it be us?” Lauren, 30, said to her husband.
It was pretty much decided then that they were going to adopt the …

"If I had the money I would go"

I went on my first short term mission trip when I was in the 9th grade, I think.  Maybe it was the 8th grade.  I'm getting old.   I was part of a state Life Corps team through the Wesleyan Church.  I remember thinking that I'd never be able to raise the money to go.  I can't remember the cost but I'm sure it wasn't more than a few hundred dollars.  It seemed impossible to me.  But I knew that God wanted me to go and I watched Him provide.  That summer I spent a week with amazing people as we sang our way through the south and served at Hephzibah Children's Home in Macon, Georgia.  Hmm......God must have looked down and thought,

"Oh girl - you just have no idea what I have started in you."
For several years I traveled with Life Corps teams.  Sometimes they were musical teams, sometimes they were church planting teams.  Each one gave me new opportunities to trust God and learn to lead.  My first year of college I went to Haiti and got a taste of what it …

Chocolate and Running...Sometimes You Need Both!

Hey all! So excited to fill you in on what I have been up to at the Caroline's Promise office. So far, I have had so much fun working with Lisa and coming up with fundraisers for the new school in Guatemala. Right now, we are talking about chocolate and running... only one of which I actually like. Valentines day is coming up and for those of you who are chocolate lovers like me, listen up, we have an little fundraiser that can not only benefit you but also Caroline's Promise and the summer mission projects we have planned! There are some handmade delicious treats we are selling that range from $4-$30 and shipping is available too! Find out more about the chocolate fundraiser on the CP blog under the post "How sweet it is to do something good!"

Secondly, Caroline's Promise has been trying to plan a fundraiser for the spring and we are thinking on putting on a HOPE GROWS: 5K and Family Fun Run! Our mission for the race and walk is to raise money to bu…

How sweet it is to do something good!

Valentine's Day is coming up and we have a fundraiser that will not only benefit you but also Caroline's Promise mission team projects! We are selling the most delicious homemade chocolate made by Debbie Barwick from High Point. Debbie has a passion for chocolate and helping people and has offered to help Caroline's Promise with her sweet treats. Get your Valentine's gifts out of the way; order these chocolates and the proceeds will go to helping Caroline's Promise fund projects run by our summer mission teams in Guatemala such as, medical and dental clinics, camp for kids, sewing projects for women, and community outreach. 

Choose from a plethora of dangerously delicious treats, like s'mores pops, rice krispy pops, white chocolate peanut butter crunch, truffles and a 1 pound chocolate heart for your valentine this year. Items range from $4 - $30.  Order by Monday, February 4th and pick up on February 10. Shipping is available too!

Check out the swee…

Local Church Blessing Plastic City

We love seeing the work of the local church in the areas we serve- in Guyana that is Vreedenhoop Wesleyan Church. Last month, the church  had a school supply outreach in Plastic City. Even some of the kids who participate in the tutoring program in PC helped pack and distribute the school supplies. Vreedenhoop Wesleyan members gave out a small pack of school supplies, as well as information about the church. But most importantly, they prayed over the children and families. Lives are being transformed in Plastic City in Guyana!



Welcome Our New Intern, Natalie!

Why hello, my Caroline's Promise friends! My name is Natalie and I am the new intern for CP! I have not started working yet, but I am here to tell you a little about myself and what I will be doing with Caroline's Promise. You can look here for my blog posts that I will post every Thursday to keep you in the loop on how Caroline's Promise is progressing, and also the events that happened for the week.

So to start off, I am senior at High Point University, with a human relations major and a minor in communications. I am very passionate about Caroline's Promise and their goals to help reclaim hope for orphans in third world countries. Specifically though, I am focused on Casita Adonai and the children in Guatemala. I traveled with Lisa, Barbra and Kendall this past October to Guatemala, where I was first introduced to the children, the school, and the visible need they both shared. I automatically fell in love with the children and their happy-go-lucky perso…

O Happy Day!

"Today, on this last Sunday of 2012, we celebrated the baptism of twenty persons from all ages and stages of life.  It was an extra-special celebration in my heart as three of our children from plastic city were among the twenty.  Nine year old Shania, Ten year old Beni and Thirteen year old Kelly, all three were girls and all three represented a different family.  They all made professions of faith in 2011 at our Christmas gathering and we built on that foundation throughout the year.  Then, in the summer Vacation Bible School, they talked with someone about being a friend of Jesus and we started working one on one with them through the community Sunday School and New Believers class.   Like every other candidate they were interviewed by the board and because they were children their parents had to give them permission to be baptized.
 Kelly, was the second in her family to be baptized.  Her mom blazed the trail with her profession of faith in July, and entered the…

Join Us This Summer!

Join us in Guatemala Next Summer!
We have just announced dates for our 2013 Summer Mission Trips to Guatemala!  Now is the time to pray and make decisions.  Application and $100 non refundable deposit are due January 15.  Consider asking for the deposit as a Christmas gift!  There will be an Orientation/Training for anyone who has never been with Caroline's Promise on a short term trip - Saturday, February 16.
Wilson Community Church Team June 21 - 29, 2013 - open to WCC Members Only.
Family Team   June 28 - July 6, 2013.  Open to adults (18 and up) and their children (10 and up)                                                                Adults without children are also welcome.                                                                Focus will be dental and medical clinic; kids' ministry
Camp team - July 5 - 13, 2013.              Open to adults (18 and up) and teens (15 and up) with a parent                                                                This…