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Showing posts from April, 2015

Threads of Promise Begins in the Community of Gerona!

Many of you know about our life changing Threads of Promise sewing ministry.  For the past few years, women in the church and school community of Adonai have attended three months of classes and Bible study.  At these weekly lessons they not only learn a valuable trade, but they also build relationships with Jesus and with one another!  When they graduate they are able to sell items that they have made.  The money earned is combined with the $125 given by sponsors from the United States.  The women don’t just receive a new sewing machine and women’s devotional Bible, but they also gain dignity, community, and a way to support their families.  We are thrilled that the Threads of Promise program has expanded into the community of Gerona.  There are six ladies who have been attending classes and will graduate in June.  Our teacher, Oneida, continues to share how these ladies have been blessed by the opportunity and the fellowship.   We are looking for three sponsors who wo

Items Needed for Summer Ministry in Guatemala

Are you doing a little spring cleaning?  Before you make a trip to the local thrift store, be sure to check out our list of items that we will need for our summer mission trips.   All items need to be delivered to our office at 1950 Beeson Road, Kernersville, NC no later than May 13 .  Items Needed: Basketballs and pumps Net bags to carry basketballs Band instruments (we can provide a receipt for tax purposes) School supplies Teacher supplies – our teachers can use anything!  Model Magic Water colors Large paper – 11x16 Craft glue Sharpies Gift items for women:  bath products, kitchen items, linens, jewelry, Christian books and CDs in Spanish, scarves

Honor Your Mom by Sending a Mom to Camp!

One of the ways that Caroline’s Promise supports our partners in Guatemala is to invest in its leaders.  In the past we have offered camps and retreats for kids, teens, and young women.  2015 is the year that we will pour into the women !  We have a special mission team of ladies that will hit the ground running in June.   Their first stop will be to take ten women who are leaders in our partner church on a retreat.  This event will be extra special as we pour into them, making sure that they are grounded in their relationship with Jesus and experiencing His love and healing. Once we return to the city those ten leaders will join us and together we will have a retreat for women from the church and from the community of Gerona where they are planting a church.  Many of these women don’t have a bed to sleep in and often only have one simple meal a day.  And yet at this camp they will be safe, well fed, and loved on!  We can’t wait to see them bask in God’s presence and know th

Thoughts from a Guatemala Team Member

By Tonya Bramblett As we prepared our family to journey to Guatemala on a missions trip, I was asked to do some teacher training. I felt completely overwhelmed by this but also felt God had already begun nudging me in this direction. I just didn't feel quite capable and had reservations about my own ability. Still, I agreed, knowing He often gives me opportunities outside of my comfort zone. When first arriving at Casita we were honored with presentations by some of the classes. The kids did a great job and the teachers were obviously very proud. The classrooms were decorated with fun crafts, and the atmosphere was great for learning. I was able to witness the interactions between students and teachers throughout the week, before the day of teacher training. What I witnessed was genuine love, hope, and desire to educate the kids.   The night before the training I was so nervous. I hardly slept. I prayed a lot. That morning, I opened my Bible and reread the scriptures G