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2nd Annual Hope Grows 5K & Family Fun Walk

Be a Hero for a Kid! 2nd Annual Hope Grows 5K & Family Fun Walk  Saturday, October 18th, 2014  Triad Park  9652 W Mountain Street  Kernersville, NC 27284 
Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero and run our timed 5k or 1 mile fun run or walk. You’ll be a hero for the day for a group of kids in Guatemala who need your support! 

Registration: 8am 
Zumba Warm Up: 8:45am 
5K Timed Run: 9am 
Family Fun Walk (1 mile): 9:15am 

Stay after the race for food, bouncy house, photos with your favorite super heroes, and lots of family fun! 

Pre-Registration through September 18th:  $25 for 5k and $20 for Fun Run/Walk. Includes a t-shirt.  Kids under 5 walk for free but do not receive a tshirt.

Regular Registration September 19th – October 16th: $30 for 5k and $25 for Fun Run/Walk 

October 17th and 18th Registration: $35 for 5k and $25 for Fun Run/Walk 

Medals & prizes will be given to the top 3 in adult male & adult female categories, winner of the 12-18 male, 12-18 female, and under 12 girl and b…

Smile!

We wanted to let you know about an easy way to support Caroline's Promise!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates a portion of purchases made to the charitable organization of your choice. This is the same Amazon, so you can help us out without changing how you shop! Please consider using this Amazon service to support CP.





To get started, visit http://smile.amazon.com/and search the charities for Caroline's Promise, based in Kernersville, NC. Thank you!!!

Trish

One of the sweetest parts of directing a ministry like Caroline's Promise is investing in future leaders. Twelve years ago, while God was first giving the vision of CP to us, I was blessed to take a young teen and her dad on a mission trip to Guatemala. Her name was Trish, and at first glance I saw a tough, independent, closed-off girl who appeared to be confident but deep inside was insecure. Trish engaged in ministry that week, and her dad, Ron, became one of the first board members for CP. Trish continued to go on trips with us, but I didn't begin to see her leadership potential until she was in college.

Through a series of events and connections, I saw Trish's heart and realized that deep down inside she just wanted someone outside of her family to see her gifts and believe in her. During college, she began to figure out who she was through her growing relationship with Jesus. Each year we gave her more responsibility on our teams. She jokes about the year…

Thank you, Wilson Community Church!

What can we say about Wilson Community Church?  Several years ago we connected with Tripp and Buffy Poole, who live in Wilson, NC, and adopted their son, Hunter, from Guatemala. They were eager to get involved with Caroline's Promise and give back to their son's birth country.

The first year, they took a team from their church, led by one of our board members, Tami Rumfelt. The second year, Tripp and Buffy led the team and Tami assisted them. This year they led their team of nineteen without a CP rep on site, and we are hearing great things about their team and all that was accomplished.


We want to thank their pastor, Gary Combs, for his vision for these teams and for his work this summer leading our first pastors' conference in Guatemala. And to Tripp and Buffy and their leadership team, thank you for your willingness to organize your church and minister so effectively.


Check out this wrap up video from their recent trip!

WCC Guatemala Mission Report 2014 from W…

God at Work in Guatemala

Written by Pastor Gary Combs while serving in Guatemala

A letter from Beth

Our visit to Guatemala was such a blessing to me and our entire team. Our youngest traveler was nine years old, and because we were on the family team, we had teens and adults of all ages. Each of us was impacted in a special way, and our eyes were opened to the hardship others experience around the world.


We stayed in Guatemala City and traveled every day to serve at a church located near a place called Hurricane Village. This area was destroyed by a hurricane many years ago. Instead of rebuilding this area, the government just gave the area to the people to use as they wanted. It became a neighborhood for underprivileged families. The housing in this area is not built using contractors with grand housing plans and many rooms. They are mostly the remains of an abandoned community where scraps of building materials have been pieced together to construct a one room home for each family.  No heating, no air conditioning, no insulation. No running water. The area just looks…