2016 Annual Report

See your 2016 impact in different places around the world.

 

President Note – Feb. 2017

As Forward Edge begins its 34th year of ministry, it seems appropriate to highlight the “why” behind who we are and what we do…

 
 

From the President: A New Future for Luis

“Before my sisters and I came to Trigo y Miel, we were hungry a lot. I thought I was going to have to drop out of school so I could work and help my family. But now I don’t have to and I’m in my third year of high school.”

 

From the President: A Touching Letter from Nicaragua

Almost a year ago, Jennifer del Socorro joined Villa Esperanza (Hope Village), our program for at-risk girls in Nicaragua. She came from a neighborhood next door to the old Managua city dump, which is now a recycling plant where her step-father works sorting garbage.

 

President Note – Oct. 2016

As an investor in the mission of Forward Edge, you likely understand the difference between First World and Third World problems. By that, I mean you understand that much of what we in the developed world consider “hardships” are nothing compared to what millions of people face every day in developing countries. Yet even though I’ve spent decades traveling to some of the world’s poorest countries, it took a recent trip to Cuba to remind me of this reality.

 

Books By Our President

Message in a Body Born into a prominent political family in New York, Joseph Anfuso grew up in a world of privilege, prestige and high expectations. Disillusioned with the values and pressures of that world, he would set out on a journey of personal discovery that would take him from the streets of London and […]

 
7 keys to effective short term mission trips

Seven Keys to Effective Short-term Missions Work

1 — Support programs that are directed, designed, and implemented by nationals.While there are worthy programs overseas directed by missionaries, it is best to support programs directed by nationals. Nationals know their own culture, and how to effectively function and minister within it. Indigenous church and government leaders, as well as program beneficiaries, also view programs…