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Your "click" can help Caroline's Promise earn $100,000!

Help us Reclaim Hope For Orphans! We have been nominated for a Vivant Gives Back Project and we need your help! During the first phase (nomination period) you can vote each day to endorse Caroline's Promise. On June 11 if we are in the top 20 charities in our region we will advance to the second phase, the Voting Period. At the end of the voting period the charity with the most votes will receive $250,000 and the charity with the most votes in each region will receive $100,000 ! You will vote through your facebook account. So click the link below, login and remember to vote every day! We're looking for 10 volunteers who are on facebook daily and can help us promote the Vivant Gives Back Project! Your task will be to talk up this opportunity and get as many people as you can to vote daily for Caroline's Promise. If you'd like to help, please contact LisaHolbrook@CarolinesPromise.Net

Thoughts From Our South Carolina Director

In a small hut in Africa I ducked to miss the woven grass and enter into the small room where a boy lay face down. Inside, an elderly woman has almost finished bathing his bleeding, lacerated back. The eyes of his older brother watch on half filled with relief and half with sorrow for what his brother has endured. Joining the work, I help dress the wounds and promise him I will never let this happen again. Not to him or any of the kids in his community. Finishing, the boys walk out with us where the community has gathered. African drums beat, bodies sway and the most beautiful African-accented voices sing: You have taken my heart of stone and given me a heart of flesh. A heart of flesh, a heart of flesh. You have taken my heart of stone and given me a heart of flesh. Waking from the dream, the harmonizing voices seem to still fill the room and not until months later did I realize that this song is scripture. Sitting at the 7th annual Orphan Summit someone quoted from Ezekiel 36, “I w

Thoughts From Guyana

Margaret spent some time in Guyana with Angie and shares her thoughts of the experience: "Margaret has hijacked Angie’s blog for a few minutes. Here are my reflections… We headed out this morning….first to town for a last minute Guyana shopping experience….although it doesn’t come close to navigating the Guyana driving experience! Driving (or riding) is always an adventure. Now, with shopping complete we were off to Plastic City where we eagerly awaited our response to the Community Health Fair. All week long we’ve been talking it up to the residents, passing out flyers and encouraging people to come. This morning, we greeted people as we walked down the dirt road leading into PC. We unloaded and set up three 10×10 tents, borrowed some tables from the local rum bar, taped up health posters on the old wooden fence, and set up stations for registration, foot care, blood pressure, diabetes testing, height, weight and BMI. Around 2:00 pm people began trickling in….old, young, moms,

The Journey - It Continues

On April 30 close to 300 people experienced The Journey . Eyes were opened, hearts were touched, and people were moved to action on behalf of orphans in our community and around the world. We are so thankful to all of the sponsors, volunteers and guests who made this event possible! It's not too late for you to join the movement that is Reclaiming Hope for Orphans ! We need your help to minister to kids like Mario, Nafeeza, Will, and Sonia. Your one time gift or monthly commitment will empower Caroline's Promise to continue the work that is changing lives in the U.S., Guyana, and Guatemala. Thank you for partnering with us!

Help Us Get Ready for Guatemala Trips!

Over 30 people will minister with Caroline's Promise in Guatemala in July. We'd love you to help us collect items for our ministry there! Deadline for donation of clothing is May 20. All other items are due by June 3 . White 3x5 index cards Large saftely pins Quart zip lock bags Children's summer clothing and sweatshirts or light jackets - sizes infant - children's 12 Crochet needles and yarn (any color) Children's books in Spanish (preschool - 4th grade) • Medical adhesive tape • Antibacterial cleansers (ex. Betadine) • Topical antibiotics (ex. Neosporin) • Scissors • Tweezers • Cotton swabs/cotton balls • Topical steroids (ex. Cortisone) • Antihistamines (ex. Benadryl or Zyrtec) • Pain relievers (ex. Ibuprofen, Aspirin or Tylenol) • Eye wash • Anti-diarrheals (ex. Pepto-Bismol or Immodium) • Bandages (any size or kind)

Local Church to Host Adoption Seminar:

Westside Fellowship in Elon, NC will host an Adoption Seminar Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:00am until Noon Westside Fellowship (beside Western Alamance High School) 1651 North NC Highway 87 Elon, NC 27244 Guest Speakers from the following Organizations will be there: Love Links Children’s Home Society Bethany Christian Services America World Adoption Association Please register at Child Care will be provided (registration required for child care) For more information call 336-524-0098 or email

Thoughts From The President of Christian Alliance for Orphans...

Jedd Medefind formerly led the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, and now serves as President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. “Government makes a very poor parent,” lamented a friend recently. She’s served children in the U.S. foster system for three decades and wasn’t dismissing government’s role in protecting children from abuse. She’d just seen too many times to count that bureaucracy, regulations and hired hands cannot provide the things children need most. This awareness of limitation, however—disappointing as it is for many government planners—also gives shape to a positive vision. To do right by foster youth and orphans worldwide, we must not seek a single “grand solution.” Rather, we must look first to caring families, especially those supported by a community of faith. My friend’s observation about the inadequacy of large-scale parenting is affirmed by the research. The statistics awaiting young adults who “emancipate” from the U.S. foster