2019 Mission Trips

Short-Term Trips That Make a Lasting Impact Taking a short-term mission team with your church, school, or group means being part of a long-term plan to empower vulnerable children, their families, and entire communities. No matter which location you choose to serve in, you’ll be partnering with the local church to bring the love of […]

 

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 […]

 

Life Skills Center Update!

The new Life Skills Center (LSC), pictured right, is officially up and running! It’s already been used for pastoral training, a family day, and a small celebration on Teacher’s Day to honor the Villa’s tutor, Josenit. Once the funds come in to finish the kitchen, and buy computers, the LSC will be used for computer […]