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Making a Difference - Tutoring Center in San Nicolas

Our friends, Rodrigo and Monica direct Project Opportunity in the community of San Nicolas. One of the most impactful things they do is provide tutoring and food for kids in this rural community. Their tutoring center on rented land was in desperate need of concrete because of constant issues from rain. Another ministry, Dorie’s Promise donated funds for the concrete and Caroline’s Promise contributed funds for the labor. We love partnering with other ministries and are thankful to be a part of the impact Project Opportunity is making in San Nicolas. 

Standing beside each other

Oak trees are an amazing creation. They seem almost magical in their ability to grow a mighty oak tree from a tiny cute acorn. We often focus on the beauty of the tree or its acorns- but the most intriguing part might be the unseen part, its roots. The roots of the tree bring nourishment, protect against illness and drought, they even serve as an anchor when the wind blows. Without the roots, we don’t have the tree. Oak tree roots in particular are unique. When all grown, the roots might be 4-7 times larger than the width of the tree. Even if there is devastation, like a fire, a new tree can sprout from the roots of the old tree. One of my favorite parts I never knew- when Oak trees are planted beside each other, their roots can merge tougher and even graph together to become an interconnected system. Stronger, more secure, supportive. God never uses words carelessly. He said in Isaiah 61:3 “They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display o

2019 - The Year of Clean Water

We are thrilled for the opportunity to provide life saving water filters and hygiene training to our communities in Guatemala this summer.  We will begin this project in June with 50 families in the community of Gerona. Each water filter will last 10 years and provide an easy and effective way to purify water. Our friends at Just One Africa have been using these filters in Kenya and we are thankful for their willingness to help us with our plan.  Check out their video of how the filters work.  Each filter is $65.  If you would like to be a part of this project, donate here.  Be sure to follow us on social media to catch all of the water filter updates to come!

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 (One of our favorite photos of Daniel - at a recent youth camp)      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: (Daniel with Kendall - age 6) "My name is Daniel and I am 20

Your End of Year Gift - Hope through Water Filters

As 2018 comes to a close we want to share stories of how your partnership has helped us live out the core values   of Caroline's Promise We value Isaiah 61, which means we work to: 1. Proclaim good news to the poor and comfort the brokenhearted 2. Proclaim freedom for the captives and bring prisoners out of darkness Our next story comes from Grace Andino who shares a powerful experience she had this past summer.  "Over the past few years, we have been partnering with a community in Guatemala called Gerona. At first, many people felt closed off, not feeling like they had space in their hearts for new friends. But after a few years, it has become the highlight of each week to visit this community. For years, we were ministering to only children. Parents were never seen, especially fathers. However, little by little, some mothers began coming to church and now there is a very strong presence of women in the community attending church weekly. When ministering

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 wha