10 Ideas for Choosing a Child to Sponsor

Choosing to sponsor a child is a big leap of faith. Once you have taken the first step of saying “yes” to sponsorship and helping vulnerable children, the next step can be joyful…and overwhelming!  It can be difficult to know where to start that’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 ideas to help […]

 
 
 
 

The Story of a Growing Family

Meet Dan and Mary Vahalla, a couple who has stepped out in faith to grow their “family.” This is their story: We’d like to share with you the amazing experience we’ve had sponsoring “our daughter” from Forward Edge’s program for at-risk girls in Managua, Nicaragua called Villa Esperanza (Hope Village). Iliana joined our family a […]

 

First Earth Block Home

Silvia Santiago, who works as a cook for our Trigo y Miel children’s feeding program, along with her husband, Felipe, and their six children had been living in an unsafe sheet-metal shack. That is before they were selected as the first family to be blessed with a brand-new earth block home! The first of many to be […]

 

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 […]

 
What is "Join The Village"?

It Takes a Village to Raise a Villa Girl

Did you know the average cost of raising a teenager in the U.S. is $1,100 a month? And that’s only the financial investment. When you also consider the emotional investment, time commitment, brainpower, and sheer physical energy…it’s no wonder raising a child is often called the hardest job in the world.  Now imagine trying to […]

 

President Note – July 2017

Join The Village: Since 2008, Forward Edge has been conducting a program in Nicaragua for at-risk girls who once lived in or around the main Managua garbage dump. For almost 10 years, Villa Esperanza, or Hope Village, has been a place of healing and transformation for these girls. Many have formed genuine relationships with Jesus, […]

 
One of the youngest Joseph granddaughters.

No to Slavery, Yes to Education in Haiti

In Haiti, public school is expensive, and countless mothers are faced with this decision: which of their children will have an education and a future, and which will not?