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 […]

 

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 […]

 

A New Psychologist at Villa Esperanza

Many of the girls living at Villa Esperanza have experienced extreme trauma in their past due to unsafe living conditions, malnutrition, and various forms of abuse. For these reasons, we’d like to introduce you to our newest Villa staff member, Jennifer (pictured right), who is a full-time psychologist. Caring for these girls holistically means nurturing […]

 

Discipling Children in Haiti

Our discipleship program, called Rejoice, equips the local church to disciple the next generation of students in their community.

 
Wendel and his mother, Franchette, stand in front of their home.

A New Opportunity in Vernet, Haiti

Forward Edge has embarked on a new partnership in the southern Haitian city of Vernet, a community of about 3,000 people. As an organization, we feel called to partner with the people of Vernet, to come alongside them in both their challenges and their strengths.

 
Social media can hurt rather than help child-sponsorship.

Why Can’t I Instant Message My Sponsored Child?

Social media today is one of the main ways people build relationships with each other. As a child sponsor, or a mission team member who’s thinking about sponsoring a child, you probably have the desire to build a lasting relationship with a child in need, and social media is a tempting outlet.