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Books, coffee and new beginnings
Posted by Rose Corazza on

Yesterday was  an encouraging day of learning about their coffee processing and baking sweet rolls with our friends in La Bendición. We dedicated the 45 books that we brought for them in their new children’s center. The sweet children thanked us with a beautiful song about...

Coffee Harvest
Posted by Rose Corazza on

The Agros team arrived safely and have provided a brief update on their first few hours in country.  Since our arrival last night, we have had heavy rainstorms, which is unusual during this time of year, considered the dry season. Due to the higher levels of rainfall, the coffee crop...

Edwin & Jessica
Posted by Rose Corazza on

After sharing a lovely lunch in their home, Jessica & Edwin shared their story of hope with our team.    Edwin was living in extreme poverty before being accepted into Agros' program which makes it possible to become a land owning farmer. He battled alcoholism and had no hope for...

Land.
Posted by Sarah Williams on

The terrain is rough and the roads are windy. The landscape alone already provides many challenges for people in this region. As our team headed to another Agros village, we didn't know what to expect. What we discovered was intentional strategy to figure out how to live and survive off of the...

Maria
Posted by Sarah Williams on

Maria's resilience began the day she came into this world. Born the "wrong" gender, Maria was forced to flee home with her mother as an infant. They travelled through mountainous terrain to seek refuge with her grandmother. As she is telling us her story, the tears begin to form in her...

Guatemala here we come!
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Posted by Sarah Williams on

  In less than 48 hours, our team will be heading to Guatemala. Each of us choosing to participate for different reasons, each of us bringing different strengths, but each of us holding the same goal of extending the love of Jesus. Thank you for partnering with us in prayer. We can't wait...

Trip Reflections
Posted by Amy Patton on

  The Vision Team arrived safely back in Portland on Sunday, February 17.  As we looked back on the trip, we considered our most memorable moments. Below are entries from each member of the team. I will never forget winding through each slum community and the contrast of the...

In-Country Day 6
Posted by Amy Patton on

  This morning, we visited yet another of the Khulna area slums. This one was near a port on the river where huge sacks of fertilizer and grain were unloaded from large boats onto men’s heads and then onto large stockpiles, prepared for transport.  The railroad owns the land for...

In-Country Day 5
Posted by Amy Patton on

  Our devotional today came from John 15:15-17 “I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.”  This is the wise guidance that World Vision uses for the Jiboner Jannya program:  to create a sustainable result. In this third year of a...