2018 Mission Opportunities

Forward Edge partners with local ministries in different countries and the U.S. Taking a short-term mission team with your church, school, or another group, means being part of a long-term plan to empower vulnerable children and families. No matter which location you choose to serve in, you’ll be bringing the love of Jesus to those […]

 

God Trapped Us in Houston

What happens when a mission team meets a hurricane: “Life is full of unexpected occurrences. Nowhere was this more evident than the week I spent at the Hilton Garden Inn in Houston, Texas.” – Matt O’Brien, team member A mission team of 12 people representing several different Portland churches was headed down to Nicaragua to serve […]

 

Oaxaca Community Assessment

Oaxaca, Mexico Skip to Community Development Plan Community Assessment Oaxaca, Mexico is among the poorest regions in Latin America. Three out of four people here lack access to basic necessities like food, water, education, and healthcare. Most have nothing more than a third or fourth-grade education, and many families are forced to live in one-room, […]

 

El Cobre Community Assessment

El Cobre, Cuba Skip to Community Development Plan Community Assessment In Santiago de Cuba, the town of El Cobre (Spanish for copper) was named after the El Cobre copper mine, the first open-pit copper mine in Cuba. El Cobre has a population of approximately 19,000 inhabitants. It is about 12 miles northwest of Santiago Bay […]

 

Three Sponsored Villa Girls to Graduate!

Education is changing lives. One in five girls in Nicaragua gives birth by the age of 18, most often forcing them to drop out of school, and trapping them in a cycle of poverty. But the girls at the Villa are taught the values of finishing school and staying pure until marriage. Completing high school […]