Fresh Vision for Villa Esperanza

The Road to Today “Imagine a young girl forced to grow up inside a garbage dump, exposed to extreme filth and severe malnutrition, at risk of physical abuse, rape, drug abuse, pregnancy – and even being sold into prostitution by her family for first access to incoming garbage.” These were the words we first used […]

 

2019 Mission Trips

Sending a short-term mission team from your church or school means being part of a long-term plan to empower vulnerable children, their families, and entire communities. You’ll partner with local Christian leaders to bring the love of Jesus in tangible ways to those in most need. For over 35 years, Forward Edge has mobilized more […]

 

The Pursuit of Purpose Podcast ft. Joseph Anfuso

Chris Kiefer hosts the Pursuit of Purpose Podcast and describes himself as obsessed with failure, growth, and the desire to become the best version of yourself. He invited Forward Edge Founder and President, Joseph Anfuso, to share his story and the ways his faith led him to start Forward Edge and pursue God’s plan for his […]

 
 
 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 

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 […]