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 […]

 
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?

 
 

Nicaragua 101

All of your Villa Esperanza questions answered in one place!

 

Press Release: For the kids

Elevate Church in Vancouver, Wash. has teamed up with Vancouver-based Forward Edge International to help at-risk children living in extreme poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico.

 
 
 

Friendship in Nicaragua

A year ago, I started sponsoring a kid who I hardly knew. Now I have a deep friendship with a 15 year old Nicaraguan girl.

 

Preparing to Go

Here you’ll find important documents, packing lists, and tips for fundraising.