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Raising a Promise T-Shirts are in!

  Raising a Promise T-Shirts are In! We are super thankful for a group of teens and young adults who decided that they wanted to do whatever they could to raise the $54,000 needed to complete the third and final floor of the Building of Promise in Guatemala.  The completion of this building will allow our school, Casita Adonai to apply to offer middle school grades.  But the blessing of the third floor doesn't stop there.  It will provide space for an outdoor play area, horticulture and science projects, and additional space for classrooms that will benefit the school, church and community! Caroline's Promise is so proud of these young adults and thankful for their dedication to our friends in Guatemala.  They have named the campaign "Raising a Promise" and knew from the start that they wanted a t-shirt that they could sell as a fundraiser.  They got their friend, Matt King to help them design the shirt which depicts building plans and has the theme of the ca

Thank you for golfing FORE the Children!

Caroline's Promise is truly thankful for Dickie and Wanda Trexler who organized a golf tournament to support our "Raising a Promise" project.  Over $2000 was raised and the teams had a blast!  What was so special is that Dickie and Wanda decided to use what they are interested in (golf) to make a difference for kids in Guatemala!  And they did it with very little help from Caroline's Promise which was a blessing for our often "burned out on fundraising" team. Of course the event would not have been possible without the support of our Hole Sponsors, listed below.  Please take the time to check out their businesses and when you have the opportunity, thank them for supporting Caroline's Promise! We also want to thank the golfers and volunteers who spent their Friday making a difference for kids! Wanda and her ladies   Hole Sponsors Oak Ridge Builders, Vernon Carter Trexler Insurance & Services, Inc. Holbrook Marriage & Family Counseli

A Promise Fulfilled

A week or so ago was the first day of middle school for a lot of students and  their parents in our area. For the student it comes with first day pictures, first day outfits, first day excitement, and first day fears. Parents will have fears too...  Will they make friends? Will they eat a good lunch? Will they remember to bring all of their assignments home? Will they be bullied?  Those don't sound like small fears... especially the bullying part.  All valid questions.  I know a group of parents who sent their kids off to 6th grade at the beginning of this year. They have the same valid fears too.  Will they make friends? Will they eat a good lunch? Will they remember to bring all of their assignments home? Will they be bullied?   What will we do next year? Will I keep them home? Will they go to public school? Will they be in a gang? Will they be murdered by a gang? Will they be the murderer in a gang? Wait! Those are not the same questions I'm seeing on Facebook

Business Training to be Offered Again in October

Last February we partnered with  Yobel International , a Colorado based ministry that empowers communities to eliminate extreme poverty, unjust labor and human trafficking through business training and consumer education.  Yobel has developed an interactive, discussion-based Entrepreneurial Training Curriculum and we loved sharing it with our friends in Guatemala! We continue to hear how God used the training to help women start a business or expand an existing business!  You can read about the February training here.   Our plans are to conduct our second training in October. The cost for each woman to attend the training is $200.  We are looking for 35 sponsors or a total of $7000 to make this training a reality .  Will you consider joining us?  Any donation is greatly appreciated!  Follow this link to join us! You can see photos of men & women who want to attend this training here.  

Raising A Promise

Raising A Promise – Building Campaign (September 1st - December 31 ) Beginning September 1 st , we are s tarting a campaign to raise the funds to complete the third level of Casita Adona i, the school we partner with in Guatemala City. God has been faithful to provide the funds needed to continue the incredible partnership we have in Guatemala. Now, we are trusting that He will provide the remaining $55,000 needed to complete the third floor of the school. By partnering with churches and hosting several fundraising events, we will have enough to finish and provide classes beyond 6 th  grade when the permits are approved, as well as a playground area. The people we partner with do so much for the school and the community, and this extra space will allow for more ways to serve. In order to do this, we are praying that God will provide  55 people to commit to raising $1,000.  We absolutely believe that God can bring in this money, and He wants us to ask. This is something you

Together we are praying and together we are doing - in Gerona

Together we are praying and  Together we are doing - in Gerona While our summer teams have wrapped up, our partners in Guatemala continue to work with the children and their families. A lot of time is being spent investing in the community of Gerona, which is just outside of Guatemala City. This is beautiful because the people that we build relationships with and invest in turn around and send themselves out to serve others every Sunday. What happens is a local camp donates space each week for the children, teen, and women to have services; however, some weekends the camp is full, and instead of letting this hinder the ministry, our partners have services in the street. Together , we are praying about the next steps in Gerona. The goal is to purchase land in that community to further the ministry and relationships. While land is available to purchase, the price is high so we are trusting God to show us what to do. To be prepared for when God says to “move” we have set up a fun