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A Perspective on Prosperity City, Guyana

It's hard to believe the CP team to Guyana has been home for a few weeks. "Normal" life seems to have swept us all up in its fast flow and we find school almost finished and summer vacation upon us. Before we drift too far from the impact our CP team made on Guyana (and Guyana made on our team!) we wanted to share some final thoughts from one of the team members, Becca. She wrote a fantastic follow up letter to her supporters and gave us permission to share some of it with you. "I have been back home from my trip to Guyana for about a week now and I am still amazed at what God has done and what He is doing there. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for our team and Angie Hemric, the missionary with whom we were working. We truly felt the Lord’s presence during our time there. Here are some of the highlights:  worked with Vreed en Hoop Wesleyan church to conduct surveys in Plastic City (PC)  had a pool party for the kids from Ruimveldt Children’s Home a

Miles of Hope "I Can Help One" Event is May 22

You may not feel called to adopt a child but that doesn't mean there aren't other ways you can show Christ's love to a child. That's the message of the "I Can Help One" event 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Triad Baptist Church in Kernersville, NC. Organized by Deena and George Jackson as part of the "Miles of Hope" ministry they launched last November on National Orphan Sunday, the program will feature testimonies and information in the sanctuary and displays in the Activity Center by a host of agencies and ministries, including: Caroline's Promise ABBA Fund Gobena Coffee Children's Home Society Christian Adoption Services Lifesong Post-Adoption Support Booth: Andy and Sharon DeRosa I Can Pray for One - prayer sponsorship I Can Write to One - letter-writing sponsorship I Can Provide for One - financial sponsorship Miles of Hope Booth - George and Deena Jackson Lovelinks - foster care agency "We really want to get as much information ou

Summit VI Recap

Several weeks ago, David and and I were blessed to attend the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit in Minneapolis, MN. The first Summit we attended was at Focus on the Family in 2007. It has thrilled us to see this conference grow to include thousands of churches, agencies and ministries from around the world! John Piper shared in the closing service and we think his message will encourage you to "keep the faith" with your adoption, church orphan ministry, or orphan care program! The date and location for Summit 2011 will be announced soon. We would love for you to join us next year! Click on the link below to view the video.

What Now?

If you were able to watch the video tribute to Prosperity City, Guyana, then God has probably already spoken to your heart about needing to do something. Something . But what would that be? We wanted to help you with that very question. Below are some very tangible ways to partner with the ministry that has already begun in Guyana. Participate in our Reclaiming Hope for Orphans Motorcycle Ride on May 15. You can click here for more information. Join our prayer team and commit to pray for Angie Hemric , her Guyana team and the people of Prosperity City. You can join here. Support Angie, our Guyana Country Coordinator here . (Choose Guyana Orphan Projects and write "Angie" in the comment box.) Join one of our mission trips to Guyana or let us help your church take a team. In the next few weeks we will be posting more ways to get involved . For now, pray over these options and see if the Lord doesn't lay some specific way to help on your heart. We can each make a differen

Tribute to Prosperity City

Through the combined efforts of Angie Hemric, Lisa Holbrook, myself (Jody) and the Guyana team as they took pictures while in Prosperity City, this video came into being. It is a tribute to the work being done in Prosperity City and the hope that is promised to those our team left behind. A special thank you to Angie who spent hours working on the video, getting it to the polished state we present to you. This video is set to the song Rescue from the Trading my Sorrows, Vertical Momentum album. We praise God for what He has done in Prosperity City, what He did while our team was working there, and what He continues to do in the future. May you watch with open hearts and minds as God speaks to you through this video. Prosperity City Partnership from Lisa Holbrook on Vimeo . (If you are reading this post in a RSS reader or email you may need to click here to see the video.) A land of many waters Polluted by the darkness that lingers As thick as the heat of noon day Incognito, inf