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 […]

 

Nicaragua 101

All of your Villa Esperanza questions answered in one place!

 
 

From Hood to Coast to Haiti

Everything changed for the Belizaire family after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Mr. Belizaire was killed, and the family’s home was destroyed. Mrs. Belizaire has three children, and struggled to make ends meet by selling clothing on the street. The Belizaire children (Ralph, Carl, and Carla) were sponsored by generous friends through Forward Edge, which provided them with education, safe water and food—but without a safe home, it was difficult to stay healthy and keep up in school.