Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Welding Scholarship Announced

Several years ago God gave me a dream of teaching welding to young adults 
in our partner communities in Guatemala.  

You may ask "Why welding?"

Well, if you know me and my family, it makes sense.
I'm the daughter of a welder.  My Dad, Kenneth Best was the son of a welder and both of his brothers
are welders.  Through the years he and my Mom built a successful business that my brother, Brian now runs.  He taught me what it means to have a strong work ethic and I watched his business grow, even in the toughest economy, making a way for him to pay for my college education and most of graduate school.

Through the years I would see young men in Guatemala search for a job that paid decent money and over and over I saw them struggle.  If only they could learn how to weld.

In January my brother, Brian traveled with me to Guatemala where we met with the Director of the Welding Program at Intecap (technical school).  We were incredibly impressed with their facility, equipment, and program.  With our partners we designed an Introduction to Welding Seminar that will be held June 24 - 29 at Intecap.  22 young adult men and women have registered to attend and will receive hands on training from our team of welders from North Carolina.  At the conclusion of the week they will receive a certificate and the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the welding program at Intecap.  At the end of their 9 month program they will be a licensed welder and most importantly, have the opportunity to obtain a job that will support themselves and their families.

Kenneth Best Welding Scholarship
Our Board of Directors has graciously agreed to name this new Scholarship Fund in honor of my Dad, Kenneth

 $150 will pay for one student to attend the 9 month welding program at Intecap.  

Just think, $150 will literally change someone's life by providing them with the education and skills to become a welder and like my Dad, support their family.

As Father's Day approaches, I can't think of a better way to honor my Dad than to support this scholarship fund.  What about you?  If you would like to partner with us, donate here.  Any amount is appreciated and with your gift of $50 or more we will send your Dad a special card, acknowledging the gift in his honor.  

Thank you for your continued prayers as we partner with our friends in Guatemala to reclaim hope.

Be sure and check out our facebook page to follow the story in pictures. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Last Minute Opportunity to Buy Books for our Teachers

We learned today that there is a new "Teacher's Lounge" at Casita Adonai and they would love to have some Christian Fiction and Non-Fiction books.

We have updated our Amazon Wish List and are looking for people who can purchase a book or two asap so that our teams can deliver them this summer.

Follow this link to see a list of books.
You can order from the list and have the book shipped to our office.

As an added bonus, you can also earn money for Caroline's Promise by shopping through Amazon Smile.  Follow the link for instructions. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Happy Birthday Delmi! Honor her today

Happy Birthday Delmi!

This amazing woman and her husband Carlos lead the ministry in Guatemala that we partner with.  Once you meet her you immediately love her.  She is strong, passionate and giving and she loves us well.

Today is her birthday and we invite you to help us honor her by giving to our Casita Computer Project.  One of Delmi's biggest dreams is to be able to offer middle school grades at Casita Adonai. Her heart is to offer  a safe, loving environment for these kids to learn, keeping them out of the dangerous public schools for a few more years.  

In order to offer middle school grades we need to finish construction of the third floor and complete a ton of paperwork.  We are trusting God to provide all we need and in the meantime we are preparing by setting up the school to educate these older students. 

One of the first things we need are additional laptops that will benefit all of the students.  If you would like to honor Delmi today with a financial gift please follow this link.  Any amount is greatly appreciated!  Be sure to share your Birthday message when you donate. 

Let's celebrate Delmi today by helping one of her dreams come true. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Join Our Prayer Team
In the weeks leading up to our Summer Mission Teams we will be sending daily prayer requests and praises.  
We would love for you to join us!
It's easy!
Simply text @lisaholb to the number 81010 to receive updates on your phone via text
If you have a smartphone and would like to use 
the Remind App to receive updates:
on your IPhone or Android Phone open your web browser and enter this link: 
You will be prompted to download the mobile app.
We will start sending requests on June 5.