I recently returned from a trip with Forward Edge to Oaxaca, Mexico. The trip was absolutely life changing. I was so impressed with the work they are doing in Oaxaca specifically how much programming they can offer to a large amount of families for a small amount of money. Every penny (or peso) is put to good use. The staff in the field (both Mexican nationals and American missionaries) serve with genuine hearts, working for the good of the community from sun up to sun down. The cost of our trip provided not only our room and board, but also provided money to work on a water project including paying local workers to come in and do the work. I love that this ministry supports local community members in bettering their community. I plan to return to Oaxaca with Forward Edge every year, and I am committed to helping them find more child sponsors and raise money to eventually be able to open a school for the students they work with. After being in the field with Forward Edge, I am 100% confident that they are using their money with complete integrity and limiting their overhead in order to put as much money as possible into the field. I recommend them with great enthusiasm.
I have been working with Forward Edge and their ministry in Nicaragua for a couple of years now. They have been instrumental in helping our church form a partnership with a local church in Nicaragua. Forward Edge's knowledge of the local people and culture has been extremely valuable. They put relationships first and that is so important. I've lead 2 teams, and helped with a 3rd all from my church. Every team has had a unique experience, but the one thing that everyone has been touched by is the relationships they have formed. One of the most common comments from returning member is how they loved working with the people they came to serve, rather than for them. Everything about Forward Edge is relationship based. Our relationship with God, our group, and with those we meet.