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Showing posts from May, 2016

Urban Horticulture Project - Super Cool!

Urban Horticulture Project Caroline’s Promise – 2016 Many people in the Guatemalan communities where Caroline’s Promise partners are in desperate need of improved diets.  The primary staples of rice and corn tortillas provides more than enough carbohydrates and when available beans provide some of the protein necessary. However the majority don't have enough fiber, vitamins, and other phytonutrients necessary to support growth, brain function, and disease resistance.  In developed countries health care recommendations typically encourage 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day but  for many of our Guatemalan friends 0 to 2 servings per week is common We have observed that lack of awareness and high cost relative to income are the primary drivers of inadequate diets in Guatemala.  One of the manifestations of poor diet is that children are less able to concentrate and remember what they are taught at school.   This undermines the educational opportunities that we are

Child Sponsor Gifts/Letters Due June 1

Our teams are headed to Guatemala in June & July and we would love to take a letter or small gift to your child.  This will more than likely be the last time in 2016 that you can send a gift.  Please follow these instructions: *  Gifts should be in a gallon sized zip lock bag that will close.  If your gift is larger we will not be able to take it. *  Please include a letter and maybe a photo of your family.  Do not include cash or any information that would identify where you live.  We will translate the letter for you. *  All gifts/letters should be delivered to our office not later than June 1.  You can deliver them and put in the gazebo at the end of the driveway or mail to Caroline's Promise 1950 Beeson Road, Kernersville, NC 27284.  Please put your name and the child's name on the outside of the bag. Please know that your gifts and letters make a difference.  It is extremely hard to explain to a child why their sponsor did not w

The Best of the 80's

North Carolina.  July.  Sometime in the mid-1980’s.  Teenagers. So-so food.  Guest speakers.  Ceiling fans in the Tabernacle trying to make a dent in the heat and humidity.  Bunk beds in old dorm rooms.  The Snack Shack.  Seeing friends from across the state that you hadn’t seen since last July.  New boys – how could we not mention the boys? These are my memories of youth camp in Colfax .  I literally lived one mile from my youth camp and just couldn’t bring myself to stay overnight at camp when I could sleep in my own bed with air conditioning.  But each morning I made my way to Shady Grove Camp and stayed until late at night.  My parents must have either believed in youth camp or wanted to get rid of me for a while.  Either way, they made sure I was there each summer.  I wonder now if they knew the impact it would have on my life? Worship.  Bible study.  Testimonies.  Lives Changed.  Youth Camp was where I first felt the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Where I