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Your Year End Gift: Daniel's Story

On this last day of 2018 we want to share a powerful story of how your partnership has enabled us to live out one of the core values of
Caroline's Promise. 
Today's value is:
"We value planting empowered and equipped leaders in the local community in order to become oaks of righteousness" Isaiah 61:3"They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor."
Daniel is a beautiful example of the power of child sponsorship. 

A family sponsored through Caroline's Promise
Caroline's Promise partnered with the local church in Guatemala
Daniel received financial, emotional, and spiritual support
He grew and developed roots that are strong and deep
He's now investing in and ministering to kids who were like him

He shared his story with us:

"My name is Daniel and I am 20 years old. I was part of this great blessing that is child sponsorship.  Let me tell you a little about what this has done for me.  Guatemala is a countr…

Your End of Year Gift - Hope through Water Filters

Your End of Year Gift - Hope Through Sewing Machines

Over the next few days we will share stories of how your partnership in 2018 has helped us live out the core values of
Caroline's Promise. 
Today's value is:
"We value sustainable programs rather than handouts"
Isaiah 61:3
"to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise"
A few years ago, after implementing two entrepreneurial business trainings in Guatemala, we learned that the major obstacle to expanding any small business within and around the city is extortion by gangs. If you pay, you’re in danger. If you don’t pay, you’re in danger. (Read Maria's story of extortion) Therefore, most of the women don’t even try to open a store front. It doesn’t stop them from dreaming though.

When we learned of their dreams (and the necessity of the income it could provide) and their obstacles to actually making a small business profitable, we began to dream too. We asked God what HE wanted us to do with these …

Check out our NEW LOGO & WEBSITE!

In the Spring of 2018 our Board of Directors spent two days with our friend, Pam Morrison as she led us through Strategic Planning and Vision Casting.  We knew that we needed to change our logo and as we shared our hearts about what Caroline's Promise does and why it exists, it became clear that our foundation is the entire chapter of Isaiah 61. Things started clicking and it became obvious that a tree would be part of our new logo and our Vision Statement became,

"Where Hope Grows and Communities Thrive"
We were able to develop our Mission, Vision, and ValuesWe walked away, excited about all that God has for the next season of ministry!  For several years we have been blessed to receive pro bono marketing materials from SFW through their 24 hour Createathon.  This December they created our new logo and brochure and we love them!  Over the past few weeks our friend, Boni Russell (BoniDesign) has worked overtime to design our new website!
We are excited about 2019 and …

"Preach the Gospel to all those who need it"

We continue our series on Isaiah 61 and how it relates to the ministry of Caroline's Promise.  
In our last post we shared our new Vision and Mission Statements:

Vision Statement: 

"A world where hope grows and communities thrive"
Mission Statement: 

"Growing relationships that nourish individuals and communities to be whole  and thrive in Jesus Christ"  I met Claudia's Mom in 2015 as our team was hosting a women's retreat in the community of Gerona.  In a powerful move of God, a serious infection in her leg was healed right before our eyes.  We met Claudia the next day and  that Fall we were able to find sponsors for her and her sister, Fatima.  As the years passed we continued to watch them grow in their relationship with Jesus.   At a medical clinic in 2017 I was updating information on all of our kids and asking them how we could pray for them.   I'll never forget the look on Claudia's face as she shared her most urgent request.....
"Lisa, pleas…