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Cari’s Kids

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Give a Gift to Orphans : Become a Sponsor

By Cari Burck –

Cari with her husband Bradley.I will never forget my first trip to Guatemala, when I made it my mission to get a little guy named Lester to smile. I loved on him, devoted attention to him, and acted silly. Before leaving, I snapped the first-ever picture of him smiling.

On that trip, I left a piece of my heart at Dorie’s Promise. Our support of the home gives my husband, Bradley, and me dozens of children in addition to the two who live in our own home. In a modest way, we are helping to solve the world’s orphan crisis.

As I flew home after a recent visit, I thought of ways others in North America can play a vital role in helping orphans in Guatemala. This is true even though it’s been eight years since the country curtailed international adoptions.

To start with, anyone can sponsor a child. Providing 24/7 care in a safe environment is expensive; it takes $1,000 a month per child to meet Forever Changed International’s standards. FCI asks for a minimum pledge of $35 a month, which means it takes multiple sponsors to meet each child’s needs.

Thanks to e-mail, Skype, and other modern communications, you can maintain regular contact with your child, too. You can find out what’s going on in their lives as you help feed, clothe, and care for kids like Mario, Fabiola, Yojana, Alex, and Dulce.

However, don’t restrict your involvement to instant messages or video chats. Think about coming to Guatemala. Over the years thousands have. All return home with a familiar refrain on their lips: “This changed my life.”

All Smiles from Ingrid and Jennifer.It isn’t just helping the orphans at Dorie’s Promise that makes a difference. Participating in community improvement projects will help you get a better understanding of the conditions in the Guatemala City area. Making a difference in needy people’s lives will make a difference in yours.

Back home, you can take part in awareness activities. Churches have sponsored fun runs that not only raise money for FCI, but spread the message about our work. Others have sponsored garage sales or asked guests coming to their child’s birthday party to donate to Dorie’s Promise as their gift.

You can plan a fundraiser for your sponsored child’s community, too. Bake sales, yard sales, and dance marathons may seem like outdated activities. But when the purpose is helping the poor, old becomes “retro” and young people get as excited as their parents.

If your area gets blanketed by another storm this winter, why not use some of that time to read a book about global poverty or international adoption*? There are many titles that will increase your understanding of the deplorable conditions that have created the global orphan crisis.

When you take a reading break, consider jumping online to join FCI’s prayer team. Each month you will receive specific prayer requests and praise items. Prayer is an essential lifeline for this ministry. Or, if you just want to stay informed about developments, you can sign up for e-mail notifications.

Your help changes lives!Other ways you can help include:

  • Consider giving a special gift. You can check the gift registry for the latest needs, or consider placing one of the children on your Christmas gift list next fall.
  • Host a dinner. Invite good friends to your home, and after dinner make a short presentation on Dorie’s Promise. Tell others what this means to your life. You may attract another sponsor or two for the home.
  • Engage your church. Many need some kind of missions focus. Letting them know about our Reach Out Missions could light a spark among the members.
  • Tell others about sponsorship. Speak to the Rotary Club or other community organization. After all, if you sponsor a child, you’re an expert. You know what good this accomplishes and how it makes you feel.

Go ahead. Join my mission to let everyone know about the incredible things that are happening in Guatemala!

* International Adoption from Guatemala closed in 2008

Why You Should Visit Dorie’s Promise

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Some visiting mission trippers with children at Dories' Promise.

By MJ Zelya –

Groups small and large are able to visit us at Dorie's Promise.Dorie’s Promise is a beautiful home that gives shelter to orphans and neglected kids in Guatemala City.

It’s located in a colorful, safe, quiet neighborhood that makes you feel like you are home. You will have the opportunity to spend time with our children and also meet many friendly and humble people in the surrounding communities.

I can tell you that it is an eye-opening experience from start to finish. After landing in our country, you will discover and see a completely different landscape than you are used to.

It will give you a chance to help many people in need and also get to know a little more of Guatemala and its culture.

So many of the children we receive at Dorie’s Promise come from some of the most impoverished areas in the country — some you will even get to visit.

Our staff has a special agenda scheduled for you and will be waiting for you at the airport. Over the course of your stay, you will visit the ghetto, garbage dump, and state-run orphanages.

All our visitors stay in our guest house, which has nice rooms and the capacity for 30 people in the event that you come with your church or school group. It is located next to our home, and the delicious food is prepared by our cook; transportation is also provided to and from our home.

One of the service projects that Missions Teams helped with last year was building this school in Palencia.Kathy Demers and Michelle Janssen, mission-trippers who have visited us before, share their experience:

We love the way the children are taken care of! Dorie’s does their utmost to provide a loving, fun, stable environment that is Christ-centered. We have visited Dorie’s Promise maybe eight or nine years; sometimes just for six days, other times for the entire week.

We keep coming back because of the fact that Dorie’s children are being loved and raised as well as our children back in the U.S. It’s not the mentality to “just get by” but rather to give the best to them because that is what we do for our own children, and it’s what God expects for them as well.

Generally speaking, since our first visit in 2008, it’s been awesome to watch how toddlers have grown up into young girls and boys of 10 and older. They have been loved, guided, prayed for, played with, protected, and hugged so many times by the wonderful special moms and other staff members. This is a REAL home for the kids! God bless them all!

Galatians 6:10 says: “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

We truly believe that God has helped many abandon and abused children and communities through our ministry, and we would like for you to be part of it. It will give you the opportunity to feel, and know, how blessed you are and what it’s like to be a blessing to others too.

If you are thinking of going on a mission trip, please come and visit us! You will find everything in one place, and you won’t have to worry about a thing. Watch this video to find out more:

Taking The Experience Home: Farrah Carmen’s Story

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Farrah (Center) with children from Dorie's Promise.

By FCI Team –

Farrah ( on right) at the Miss Canada Globe pageantWe recently spoke with Farrah Carmen about how her experience at Dorie’s Promise inspired her as she competed in a recent pageant. Farrah used her mission trip experience in an essay as part of the Miss Canada Globe application process, and then advocated for Forever Changed International (FCI) before a panel of judges explaining why it was her charity of choice. When people like Farrah, and our Partners of Hope, share their passion for our children and home they help raise not only awareness, they also make caring connections for orphans. By speaking for orphans they are giving voice to those who typically have no voice.

We thank Farrah and all those like her who take their experiences on the mission field home with them – who invite others to be sponsors, who excite their friend and family into serving with us, and who help others give meaningfully. Thank You. (For more information about becoming a Partner of Hope click here.)

Interview with Farrah Carmen:

  1. Where did you hear about FCI or Dorie’s Promise?

I was researching different mission trips online, and I came across Forever Changed International during my research. Once I explored the website and the statement of faith I was happy to have finally found a mission trip I was serious about.

  1. What made you want to take a mission trip with us?

I was extremely interested in FCI because I wanted to travel somewhere new where I would have the opportunity to work with children. I was also inspired by Heather Radu’s life story and how she recognized the need for orphan care.

Farrah on her missions trip to Guatemala.Orphan care is close to my heart; myself having been a ward of the government, in my home country of Canada since the age of seven. I felt I would be able to connect with the children. I also appreciated the fact that Dorie’s Promise placed an importance on showing the children God’s love.

  1. What was it like to travel to Guatemala?

Initially I was scared to travel to Guatemala alone, but I was met at the airport by one of the staff who was really kind. Everyone was so friendly that I immediately felt at ease. There were fifteen of us serving together during the week I was at Dorie’s Promise. The next day, when we got to meet the children one of the little girls, Selene, jumped right into my lap. It was then I remembered why I was there.

Our group leader for the week was Pablo. He was funny and though he is young he really helped us connect with God and his love. Every morning we prayed and we were reminded about why we were there. I thought he was a great leader.

The accommodations were very clean and Pablo was so helpful. I felt from the very beginning that I had everything I needed for the week of serving God through Dories Promise.

  1. What was your impression of the Dorie’s Promise?

Farrah with Pablo in GuatemalaI couldn’t believe there was on-site pediatrician, so it was nice to see that the children were getting medical attention if they needed it. I was happy to see the ratio of Special Mothers to children, and that they really cared about the children of Dorie’s Promise. The children were so friendly. They were all so playful; it made me feel like a kid again. Even though there was a language barrier we still had so much fun, playing games together like “duck, duck, goose” and baseball. They are so special each and every one of the children at Dorie’s Promise.

  1. What was your biggest take-away from the trip?

My biggest take away from the trip was realizing the orphanage does not receive any government funding and it is solely supported through sponsorship. This made me recognize how important sponsorship is and how I can make a difference.

  1. Why do you think people should support Dorie Promise or sponsor one of our children?

I think people need information and awareness about what the Forever Changed International organization does. One way to achieve that, I believe, is through word of mouth, and I hoped by supporting Dories Promise as my platform at the pageant that a lot more people can see what how important it is to support the Forever Changed International organization.

Forever Changed International is a great organization that deserves recognition and the children of Dorie’s Promise also deserve the love, care, and medical attention that sponsors help provide.

Learn more about Farrah and the Miss Canada Globe pageant. or Become a Sponsor Today.

A New School in Palencia: Built by Our Missions Teams!

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

The kids in their new school.

By FCI Team –

The kids meeting in a neighbors garage previously.

The kids meeting in a neighbors garage previously.

Dorie’s Promise is making history! Thanks to numerous mission teams that helped us throughout the summer, we are close to completing a new school in Palencia, about an hour from Guatemala City.

Thanks to volunteer labor from our missionaries, we will be able to build the school for just over $11,000. That is less money than the average school construction project.

The building contains three classrooms and three bathrooms, and will accommodate about 80 students in the elementary and middle school grades.

It has been a blessing to be part of this project and amazing to see how many people joined in the cause and helped put the pieces of the puzzle together, says Director Alejandra Diaz.

“At the beginning it was just a project—a dream from the community and us,” she says. “But now it is a reality. The children have a new school and a place to learn. I am sure they are already enjoying that!

Students excited about their new school.“We thank God for the opportunity that He gave us to bless more children. Thanks also to all the people who donate to Forever Changed so that we can change lives.”

“This is truly an historic occasion,” says founder Heather Radu. “At first, I was afraid it might end up as a nice idea that caught sidetracked by all the logistical challenges of building a school so far from Guatemala City. But I should have never doubted God’s ability to provide and work through the hands of His people.”

Eight teams participated in the project, each working a day or two per week during their summer mission trips.

Located in a poor community known as El Trapichito, in the past students had to go to another community to attend school. Prior to that, their classes met under a tree.

The students haven’t been able to move in yet because the bathrooms still have to be installed. However, completion is expected by the time the 2016 school year begins in January.

The schol buildingMissions Director Pablo Villagran says God has helped every step of the way. Many believed in this project, giving not just financially, but with their heart and efforts as well, to make this happen.

“I am so thankful for everyone who allowed God to use them to bless others,” Pablo says. “This is a big event.”

For those who wish to help, teams and donations are still needed to complete the three bathrooms, which each need a toilet. Add “school project” in the notes section when you make a donation. Or contact us to find out how you can help.

Without God’s grace and helped we wouldn’t have gotten this far, Pablo says: “We believed that God would provide for the forgotten children of Guatemala and He did. He gets the glory and the honor for this great accomplishment.”

Pablo Coming to the US

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

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By Pablo Villagran –

Supporters already know about the awesome work going on at Dorie’s Promise. Now I am asking you kind folks to help me travel north so I can describe our ministry and let others know how they can play a role in this vital work.

10991352_10204766414392345_5100438684092583238_nThe next six months are a crucial time of planning for 2016 mission trips. Many churches, mission teams, and volunteer groups are considering where to invest their resources next year.

Since the number of visitor’s decreases during the fall and winter, it allows me the flexibility to devote time to raising financial support and spreading awareness of the orphanage. A trip to North America will help accomplish these goals.

I am interested in speaking at churches and schools and to mission groups who can benefit from learning more about Forever Changed International. In addition to a video presentation, I will share about how God uses the efforts of so many supporters in amazing ways.

The five areas that presently offer us the most support are Michigan, Canada, Illinois Washington and Texas. If you know of others there who would benefit from hearing a first-hand account of the Dorie’s Promise miracle, please let us know. If you can donate to travel costs, please click here. (Please add a note in the comments on the donation page that your donation is for “Pablo’s Trip.”)

Missions Trips for Youth

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Youth groups visit Dorie's Promise.

By FCI Team –

Cinda Rachor and some mebers of her mission team.Cinda Rachor started bringing youth groups to Dorie’s Promise six years ago. Today, instead of just her church, her teams come from dozens of congregations around Flint, Michigan.

“As word of the trips spread, the ripple effect brought many teens to us,” says Cinda, whose family attends Central Nazarene Church. “They are eager to experience a Guatemala mission trip through Forever Changed International.

“Kids come home so changed, so passionate and so much more whole,” she says. “Their friends, siblings and classmates see this and ask, ‘How can I go?’”

All teens are “blown away” by the importance of spending quality time with others and helping people, says Missions Coordinator Naomi Beazley. While their service enhances the quality of life in Guatemala, it particularly makes a life-changing impact on the volunteers.

Missions trip make a life-changing impact on the volunteers“They are all humbled by how little everyone needs to be happy and the quality time playing and doing activities goes so far,” Naomi says. “It is always amazing and life-changing for young kids to be away from their families and depending on themselves and their leaders to get involved every day.”

Missions Director Pablo Villagran says anywhere from 15 to 30 participants is ideal for a youth team—the more participants, the more community projects we can accomplish.

Since he is fairly young, Pablo Villagran loves seeing youth groups visit. He can relate to them and loves watching God show mission trippers what’s next in their lives.

The children of Dorie's Promise love spending time with visiting teams.“To others it is their first time out of the country and it helps them to come out of the bubble they live in,” Pablo says. “The things they see and the experiences they have are unique. It’s a memorable trip.”

Cinda Rachor agrees with that observation. She and her husband, Jim, sometimes come twice a year. Their most recent visit was in late June, when they were the only adults on their 31-member team. All had been through monthly three-hour training sessions that started the previous September.

As leaders, Cinda says they learned that God is always best at overseeing their trips. Thing went best when they started with devotions and dedicated the day, the team, the kids and staff at Dorie’s Promise, and the communities they visited to Him.

“Our team was profoundly impacted by the kids at Dorie’s,” Cinda says. “They have a desire to connect with others and our teens fell in love with them. By the end of the week the kids knew they were loved, special and worthwhile.

“The team also came away with a renewed appreciation for their families, especially their parents. They saw so many kids and teens that are having to navigate life on their own. They realized that having parents and families invest in them is a gift they had taken for granted.”

If you would like your youth group to experience this kind of life-changing opportunity, let us know or watch this video to learn more.

Take A Missions Trip With Your Family

Friday, September 11th, 2015

By FCI Team –

Rachel Clyne, her husband and their four children visited Dorie’s Promise last March, and their life hasn’t been the same since.

The Clynes (who live in St. Paul, Minnesota) spent much of their time playing with our children. Rachel’s favorite memory: listening to her three sons laugh and make up silly jokes with Brayan. Even though barely able to speak each other’s languages, they became good friends.

Even though summer is ending, there is still time to plan a family mission trip for this fall—or next summer. “We often reflect on the way of life in Guatemala and the poverty we saw,” Rachel says. “We continue to work as a family to complete service projects and raise funds to visit again. Sometimes when we don’t feel like doing it, we remind each other of the precious kids at Dorie’s who are benefiting from the support.”

Anywhere from 10 to 15 family mission teams visit Dorie’s Promise each year. The teams can be as small as two—a parent and child—or more, including extended families.

Missions Coordinator Naomi Beazley says families can plan whatever they want, including several joining together to form a team. For example, an extended family of 13 plans to visit in December, with another family of seven joining them.

“Families always say their whole family has changed,” Naomi says. “They want to help others when they get home. It is an experience they will remember forever. I took my son (14) for the first time in June, and seeing him give his time unselfishly was amazing.”

Sponsorship Coordinator Charity Danielson also brought her son Stephen, age 17, in June. Though planning to take care of ministry matters, after watching him devote “150 percent” of his efforts to missions projects, Charity spent more time on volunteering than business.

Serving together encourages new bonds, new connections, new topics of discussion, spiritual growth and better communication.“It benefits families by getting them out of their day-to-day rut,” Charity says. “It encourages new bonds, new connections, new topics of discussion, spiritual growth and better communication.”

Canadians Amber and Bob Fraser have been here three times. Years ago they adopted their daughter, Megan (now 17), from another orphanage in Guatemala. The Frasers wanted to return to learn more about Megan’s culture and family as well as taking a missions trip.

Not only did they love the children, they loved seeing their growth and the positive environment afforded our kids—so much they now sponsor three kids at the home.

“The relationships have been long lasting and we will always fondly remember our experience with Dorie’s Promise,” Amber says. “What an awesome, loving place.”

No wonder Missions Director Pablo Villagran says: “We love having these teams visit because it’s amazing to see what God can do in a week in each member of the family.”

To find out more, click here.

Fall Mission Trips

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Fall/Winter Trips: Book Now!

Fall and Winter are a great time to visit Guatemala

As summer draws to a close, so will the busiest time of year for mission trips to Guatemala. However, with many schools now scheduling fall breaks and more people working independently or with flexible time schedules, you may want to consider booking a trip to Dorie’s Promise during the next few months.

Throughout September and October (including Oct. 31 to Nov. 7), the normal $1,100 per person charge will be discounted to $900. Missions Coordinator Naomi Beazley says the discount helps sustain our program by encouraging visitors to come during a slower season.

Missions Director Pablo Villigran calls Guatemala the “country of the eternal spring,” with pretty weather throughout the year.

Our mission driector Pablo with Brayan at Dorie's Promise.“Fall and winter are the rainy season for us, but mornings are normally sunny,” Pablo says. “Plus, with global warming we’ve had drought conditions this year, which kept weather fairly sunny during the last rainy season.”

Sponsorship Coordinator Charity Danielson says a mission trip to Dorie’s Promise represents a life-changing experience. In addition, coming in the fall or winter will mean volunteers will be able to participate with smaller teams.

“Smaller teams make for more intimacy and group cohesiveness,” she says. “It also allows for more one-on-one time with our staff and children. Fall and winter months are generally much more comfortable too.”

Special projects are planned for upcoming months as well. Dorie’s Promise just finished building a school and Pablo is searching for another community in hopes of building one this fall.

The children of Dorie's Promise love spending time with missions teams.Until he finds a specific location, volunteers will be visiting a community in Palencia, about an hour from Guatemala City. The plan is to bring in donations and help repair the homes by installing new roofs, concrete floors, stoves with ventilation systems, and water filters.

Since this community is so far away and up in the hillsides of Guatemala, they rarely get teams coming in to help, Naomi says. Not only is it quite a commitment to go out so far, the dirt terrain makes for slow going.

“The team will be taking our new van,” she says, “but then will need to transfer to a city bus to get the rest of the way. I did this trip on my last visit to Guatemala. This is a very quiet community with beautiful land and humble people.

“They will be so blessed to have families and teams come this fall and winter if we can get more people to visit.”

To find out more, click here.

Memories Of Our Time At Dorie’s Promise

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Anita McCafferty with Sheily

By Anita McCafferty

My name is Anita, and I wanted to share with you some thoughts my husband Michael and I put together about our mission trip to Dorie’s Promise Guatemala.

Make tortillas in GuatemalaAs a child therapist, I wondered about the impact that the often fleeting relationships formed during short term mission trips would have on the children. But after experiencing the mission, it became clear that although our individual time spent was limited, the children were experiencing a continual, common message from all those missioners with whom they spent time. This message was that they are important, they are valued, they are special, they are loveable. As victims of neglect and abandonment, this becomes a corrective emotional experience which heals their wounded self-concept and self-esteem.

Although our time was only a brief instant in their lives, the significance and impact of our time there is made up of moments, moments that can last a lifetime for each child and each moment is a building block in their lives. For example, I can recall the triumph in the eyes of Lester when, with my husband’s help, he finally conquered his fears on the jungle gym, or Franco’s excitement at hearing his own whistle sound fill the air when Michael was teaching him how to whistle. These moments were building blocks for their self-confidence.

Our first moment in meeting the children was a memorable one. We entered the baby’s room to meet Valentino, Sheily, and Dulce. When Sheily heard Michael’s voice, she threw herself down in the crib with uncontrollable fits of crying. We were told that because of the past experiences in her young, vulnerable life, she was afraid of men, and Michael had to retreat out of sight. Our hearts opened up to her and we were able to witness the beginning seeds of trust in men by the fact that she lit up when she saw Michael and reached out to him to be held by the end of our mission.

We wondered what we could possibly contribute besides financial support to such a wonderful program which was sensitive to every need of the children: physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. We realized we could offer these healing moments of affirmation to each child we encountered with the crucial message that they are loved and lovable, valued and valuable.

Helping to feed the babies at Dorie's PromiseSpirituality and Christianity consistently colored the daily atmosphere of the orphanage, as well as our mission experience. It was impressive that no meal or snack went by without an expression of thankfulness to God. My image of little Alejandra at McDonald’s on our outing to see Christmas lights in the city with her hands held up in a thankful prayer to God before she took that first lick of her ice cream cone will always remain in my mind as an example of this. Moreover, our daily meditations lead by Pablo before our mission day began and after it was over attested to the team’s desire to assure that this time was spiritually meaningful and provided an opportunity for spiritual growth through prayer and reflection.

Since we were regretfully unsuccessful in convincing our fellow parishioners, our family, and our friends to join us, we attended this mission as a team of two. We expected that the energy expended toward us would not be as great since it was just the two of us. I can attest to the fact that all the efforts put forth by the staff was as accommodating and sensitive as if we were a group of twenty. Paolo put forth preparation each day in his daily meditations with increased insight into our spiritual needs as the week went on. Abel was fervent in his goal to keep us safe and was like a “grizzly bear mom protecting her cubs” when we were out in the community.

We were able to bring along some donations with us to be spent toward the mission and Paolo was vigilant in accounting for all he spent, itemizing each day where the money went (i.e. food for the profoundly poor outreach families, feeding centers, Christmas decorations for the children at the state orphanage, bunk beds and cement to made an extra room for a needy grandmother and her grandchildren, varnish to preserve the tables in a community center, as well as outings for the children of Dorie’s Promise). When we returned home, we were able to give those who generously gave a clear picture of how they contributed.

Very proud of his tigger puppet.Besides working to help the special mothers in daily chores and care of the children and participating in the outreach projects, we PLAYED lots of soccer, played with play-dough, enjoyed several craft projects, and many more fun activities. I noticed when we entered one community, the playground was empty. By the time we finished our service project, the word had gotten out that Paolo and Abel were in town and the children began to gather for a highly anticipated soccer match. What energy and joy the mission brought to the day of these children, as well as an affirming message of them being valuable!

The unity of the children at Dorie’s promise was impressive, many of them strangers who bonded as a family. The younger sat on the lap of the older and the older spontaneously nurtured the younger, all the while learning what a loving, nurturing relationship is. This other-centered nurturance was one that many may not have experienced in their family lives and were being taught in the orphanage by the special mothers and staff. We witnessed love, respect, and cooperation throughout our stay by staff and the children. Even the older teens like Brayan sat and made Winnie the Pooh hand puppets with the younger children with as much enthusiasm. They played soccer together with all ages, combining in a loving family atmosphere of mutuality.

Not all our craft projects were successful. The felt butterfly pins we made with the young girls at the state orphanage would not stick together because we brought the wrong glue. It was a disaster! Glue was everywhere and after the project, as we toured the facility, we saw butterfly antennae, wings, and spots all over the ground. We felt disappointed. Suddenly the girls passed us by with huge smiles on their face, proudly wearing their butterfly pins as if they were priceless pieces of jewelry. We realized that in that disaster of a project, they found beauty and we had reached them by just giving them our time and effort . . . those MOMENTS that build self-worth and affirm their value.

Michael making puppets with the children at Dorie's PromiseThe quality of care given at Dorie’s Promise was like being in an oasis in the desert. The children are well taken care of, and their program is individualized and sensitive to the unique needs of each child. The exposure to the community, wrought with poverty and violence, made us appreciate the blessing of this program for the children who are fortunate enough to be there.

It is a program of HOPE . . . for each of these children are given a chance to be in a caring environment that attends to their physical growth and safety; their intellectual development, promoting aspirations and dreams for their future; as well as providing a spiritual atmosphere pivoting around the love of God and gratitude for his blessings.

We look forward to the newsletters we receive and marvel at the growth of the children already since our mission there. We know they probably don’t remember us now, but we feel confident that the common message of worth given by all the missioners by carving out time for them will have a lasting effect on them and help them to continue to grow into God-loving, giving adults who will in turn open their loving hearts to others.

If you’d like to experience a missions trip like Anita and Michael’s click here to watch our video and request more info.

Special Mission Trips

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

The children showing affection.

By Bradley Burck-

Thinking you want to go on a mission trip to Guatemala but don’t exactly have the money. Now you can go! This fall we are offering a discount of $200 per person on the following weeks.

•  8/29/15-9/5/15
•  9/5/15-9/12/15
•  10/17/15-10/24/15
•  10/24/15/10/31/15
•  10/31/15-11/07/15

Bring yourself… or your family… or your youth group… or church small group. The price is right! We need you to come and visit. These weeks are wide open right now and your visit will help us financially be able to run Dorie’s Promise.

Come and enjoy playing with the kids, helping people in the surrounding communities, and generally enjoying a beautiful time of the year in Guatemala.

Make sure to email Naomi Beazely or give us a call at 360-836-7626.