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 […]

 

5 Tips for Writing Your Child Consistently

I just returned from a mission trip to our child sponsorship program in El Cobre, Cuba and spent several days with not only my sponsored child but some of yours as well! What a joy to see them face to face, hug them, and to share some quality time. One of the things that I […]

 

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 […]

 
 
 

How to Be a Child Advocate

What is Child Advocacy and how do I do it? “Child Advocacy”… such an official sounding term, isn’t it? Miriam Webster defines advocacy as “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal”, and when broken down that way, it’s a pretty simple concept. Many of us are child advocates in our daily lives […]

 

Neighbors Near And Far

Why give to International Missions when there are people in need in our own backyard? This is a legitimate question. Sometimes conflicting feelings can arise about where our money “should” go. After all, most of us are familiar with the old adage that “charity begins at home.” There are many diverse opinions when it comes […]

 

4 Tips to Grow Closer to Your Sponsored Child

As a child sponsor for over 3 decades, and now as the Child Sponsorship Administrator for Forward Edge, I am often asked (and challenged myself) about how to best communicate with a sponsored child. In almost all cases, the children we sponsor live in other countries. We do live in a technologically advanced age with […]

 

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 […]

 

10 Ideas for Choosing a Child to Sponsor

Choosing to sponsor a child is a big leap of faith. Once you have taken the first step of saying “yes” to sponsorship and helping vulnerable children, the next step can be joyful…and overwhelming!  It can be difficult to know where to start that’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 ideas to help […]