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 […]

 
 
 
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 […]

 
 

Discipling Children in Haiti

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

 
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?

 

President Note – May 2017

There are times in all our lives when God invites us to follow Him into new and uncharted territory. Invariably, that means letting go of what’s familiar, what’s comfortable, and/or what has “worked for us” in the past.

 
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.