Author: ReachOutMissions

I would like to mention some of the specific ways we were blessed through our trip to Dorie's Promise. 1. The humble, Christ-like hearts of Pablo, Abel, and Jessica. They were so gracious, helpful, and caring. We especially liked the morning devotions and evening debrief times. 2. The access to our own kitchen stocked with some of our favorite foods when we arrived. Granola bars, peanut butter,...

Last year I had the opportunity to go on a one week missions trip to Guatemala with Dorie's promise.  I was part of a group of 13 people from our church. It was a great week of ministry and life change for all who went.  Here are some highlights. 1) It was well organized. From the moment we arrived until we left we followed a well...

1 Thessalonians 1:3  We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. Recently, I traveled with my son, Ben and his friend to Dori’s Promise in Guatemala.  It was quite the adventure because my son found Dori’s Promise on the internet.  We wanted to go on...

I'm so glad I had the courage to listen to my spirit the night of September 11, 2014. For whatever reason,  I could not sleep that night. Exhausted from the constant restlessness, I reached for my smartphone and Googled "causes of insomnia." I quickly learned how stress and anxiety could be the culprit of my sleepless night. What could I so stressed and anxious...

I came down to Guatemala last November, it was a great trip. Four months later I decided to sponsor Alejandra. I had been wanting to sponsor a child for a while. Financially, I knew it was going to be important to be at a spot where I could sustain the sponsorship and also truly be a part of the child's life (letter, gifts, etc)....

Nine years ago, my husband and I first went to Dorie’s Promise on two occasions – one was to meet our new son whom we would adopt just a few short months later, and the second was to bring him home. His name is now Matthew James. During that time period, I knew that one day I would return to Dorie’s to do mission work...

We rolled out of bed and ate a delicious breakfast of stove toast prepared by Chef Brian! Kate added cheese for a fantastic breakfast of toasted cheese. Joel again joined us around 9am for a time of brief devotions. We read from Jeremiah 17 and John 16, discussing trusting the Lord. If our roots are in Him, no matter what comes, we will have peace....

As every morning, joyful noises of children preparing for school came through our windows and reached our ears around 5am. Luckily, most of us were able to tune it out and sleep for a little bit longer. When it came time for breakfast Brian made us both scrambled eggs and fried eggs to go with our toast. Joel joined us around nine for our time...

Another day began earlier than expected as the sounds of children preparing for school flooded through our open windows. We shared a breakfast of cereal, though the milk was a bit different from the milk we're used to. Joel joined us around 9 to begin devotions. We read from 1 Samuel 17 and discussed the story of David and Goliath. Joel pointed out that this...

Our morning began earlier than expected with the sounds of mothers speaking to their children and songs of joy flowing through our windows. Though our lunch and dinner are provided by the cook, we are provided with groceries and are in charge of making our own breakfast. Brian was the official cook, though everyone pitched in to help. We had bacon, eggs, and toast with...