More Gowns

Dottie and I went to Guatemala City shopping for the first time in months. We were able to find the plastic needed for the floral arrangements. Gladys, Olga and Dottie fitted the last 12 girls with their gowns. Christine began alterations

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Gladys

Gladys is so loving and giving. The last 4 years she has prepared the Christmas gifts from buying to wrapping them. She, Olga and Dottie selected the gowns for the 15 year olds who turned 15 over the last 3 years. Of the 24 girls 16 have been…

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1983

I spent a major part of today studying I Corinthians 13:13. "Now abideth faith, hope and love but the greatest of these is love. My natural mind says faith is greater but God says love is greater. We will not need faith nor hope in heaven but love…

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Two more

The Lord blessed us with two more children. God is so faithful and so full of blessings. He knows the desires of our hearts and that as long as Dottie and I are alive we want to receive more children.

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Columbia

The children are nearing the end of school. Now we will be getting the gowns and suits for the 23 girls and their escorts. Due to Covid there are girls from 2020, 2021 and 2022. Four of the children raised in Casa and now are full time on…

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Antony

After 30 days in the hospital to await for the removal of his spleen Dottie was blessed with a new stove. I cannot even guess how many people she has cooked for. Up until recently she cooked Sunday dinner for all the Americans and some of the Guatemala…

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Broken tooth

One of the older girls was horsing around with other girls and broke a tooth. We have a dentist on staff so he came and examined her at 8pm. It will take a day or two for the swelling to go down before he can do anything else.…

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Staff prayer

Gymnastic team God loves each of us as though there were only one of us. If there were only one person willing to trust Jesus He would have gone to the cross for that one person. Tonight we had our staff meeting to hear the Word and pray.…

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Independence Day

Today is Independence Day so it is a holiday for our staff and no school for the children. A tradition is that the eve of Independence Day is runners carry torches and run throughout the country. I have made radio tapes going well into 2025. Independence Day is…

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Civics

Today was the third and final day of the celebration of Guatemala's independence and the top student in every class was honored. Traditional Mayan dances were performed. We are renovating dorms so we are awaiting bids. Most of our dorms are over 25 years of age. We need…

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Mayan history

The school continues with the celebration for Independence week. Today each class presented a display of Guatemalan foods and when finished gave with the description of which food belonged to which group of Mayans. Then they ate the food. The school also had gymnastic presentation by each grade.…

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Kings and Queens

Josue and I had to meet our lawyer in the city to sign papers. Today is the beginning of Guatemala Independence week. Every class and many individuals performed. A king and queen in primary, junior high and high school were chosen. There were girls dressed in different Mayan…

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Death

Debbie just called me(7pm)to inform me that Lori's husband has passed away. Lori is Debbie's daughter and has worked for Casa for years. They also adopted a child from Casa years ago. I cannot believe how fast the time is passing. We have not gotten any inquires from…

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9 -11- 2001

Today is the anniversary of 9/11/2001. Dottie and I were in Gulfport where we had preached the night before. We went to a Walmart just in time to see the second airplane to crash into the second tower. It changed the world forever. There wasn't any rain last…

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Getting chubby

Dottie began going through the material and the dresses for the quinceanera girls. These are the 15 year olds. So I decided to choose my suit and I cannot fit into any I have. It is diet time. Heidy, the American, has begun music classes. Donna continues to…

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Rudy and Heidi

Rudy and Heidi are a couple and they will finish all their collage classes and then will only have their thesis to complete next year. I wish I would have counted how many collage graduates we have seen over the years. God has blessed me so much. The…

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Parents

This will be the third year that we will not be able to take the 15 year olds to the hotel to celebrate. So Gladys and I have decided that we will take the girls from 2020, 2021 and 2022 for a day out. We will eat out…

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Sara

Sara Ortiz graduated from the university as a graphic designer. She has lived in the transition house for more than two years. Billy and Olga taught her everything she will need to know in order to succeed. She has a job and a bank account. She is 28…

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Korean doctors

A group of Korean doctors came to visit and offer their assistance. They have been here many times and their leader has been helpful to Casa for 31 years. Three of them are optometrists so we will set up a time for them to return. Enough of the…

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Five more

Saturday there was another huge landslide preventing traffic coming up and going down the mountain nine kilometers from Casa. This will be terrible for Aroldo from getting his dialysis children to their dialysis treatments. We received 5 new children last night. The staff had lunch together and it…

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