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Dianne's Facebook Birthday Fundraiser

Dianne Miller loves youth sports. Before retirement she was a Physical Education teacher in Northern Virginia where she still encourages play and physical activity. When she decided to host a Fundraiser for Caroline’s Promise on her birthday, we were thrilled! We knew the exact group that should be helped from the money that she raised.  Before the Covid Pandemic we were blessed to be able to help our friends in Zone 21 start a soccer academy that reached some of the most vulnerable kids in Guatemala City. Dianne was able to raise $500 from her Facebook friends and the students from the fútbol academy received needed food supplies.  It was an easy way for Dianne to support Caroline’s Promise and make a difference in the lives of kids who were so much like the kids she had spent her life investing in.  What about you? Do you have a Birthday coming up? Please consider hosting a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook. Follow this link for more information and contact us with questions. 

Celebrate your Birthday by helping families in Guatemala

  Facebook Birthday Fundraisers are a great way to raise funds for special projects in Guatemala and it’s easy!  A month before your birthday, set up a fundraiser and invite your friends to give.  The great thing about a FB fundraiser is that Facebook covers the administration fees!   You can pick a project that is special to you and we will provide photos and an update of how the money was used. Follow these easy steps to set up your Birthday fundraiser today! From your FB page on the left panel choose “Fundrasiers”  Select Non-Profit (enter Caroline’s Promise if it doesn’t automatically come up)  Choose Goal Edit the title of your fundraiser if you like (choose a project below)  Why are you raising money?  Text is automatic but if you make it personal you will raise more $  Choose a different cover photo if you like  Create Now it’s time to share your fundraiser.  Special Projects for Birthday Fundraisers Emergency Food  Your donation will allow us to provide food supplies to familie

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