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A blessing from the government

The President extended the stay-at-home order & curfew 5pm to 5am. And everything will be shut down on the weekend. Josue’ was given permission to go to the city & pick up donations of food. Would you believe it was the government agency that we struggle with constantly.…

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Close to home

The sister of our mayor in San Bartolome died from the virus. We use providers there to bring us our food. We will have to figure out a way to purchase our groceries elsewhere. I am praying we will have graduation and quinceaneras this year. It means so…

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Studying

Guatemala has 51 deaths from the virus. The vencedores boys cleaned the school playground. The Donillas girls pulled the grass around the transition house & apartments. We were able to get 2 technicians to come repair our large cooker. I worry about the children taking tests on line.…

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More groceries

This quarantine is causing Josue’ to have to deal with a number of behavior problems. Everyone is on edge. There is no option in that Aroldo has to take Estephany & Griselda for hemodialysis 6 days a week. All 3 are quarantined when on campus. Remember the boy…

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Need a miracle

The worst possible thing happened. Aroldo took Griselda for her hemodialysis & they were in contact with a child on dialysis who tested positive for the virus. Please, please pray that none of our kids, staff nor Aroldo will contract the virus. We are purchasing 3 weeks of…

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Ravi

I awoke this morning & began to read the Word & pray for family, Casa, friends, our donors, parents of the children & our staff’s families back in the states. It dawned on me even more deeper that this coronavirus is a spiritual battle & all Christians need…

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Making the best of it

PTL! I was wrong. The judge spoke to the 3 children via telefacing. Sadly, the judge did say that poverty & lack of an ability to attend school are not reasons to keep children here.\ It appears that certain areas of Guatemala will slowly begin opening up next…

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Finals

The groceries we ordered last Friday to be brought to Casa finally arrived today, Monday. The curfew is extended for another week. The judges want us to have each child call judge & for us to go visit all the parents. It is totally unreasonable. I think it…

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Look to Jesus

In this pandemic we do not want to return to normal. We want to return to Jesus. This is a difficult time academically for all children. With finals upon them our children are studying the best they can. Education means so little in Guatemala so this will be…

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Boredom

The children are so bored that the girls divided into two groups with one pulling weeds & helping Dottie in the garden & the other group taking out all of the chairs & tables out of the dining hall & washing them with soap. Some of the boys…

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ordering on line

Starting Monday grocery stores will be open from 9am-4pm three days a week. Everything is essentially closed. You cannot imagine how difficult this will be for us as we feed the children, etc. The largest hospital in Guatemala is sending 1000’s of patients to other hospitals so they can…

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I don’t know

Teams scheduled for July want to know what to do. There is no guarantee that Guatemala will even be allowing flights & also no guarantee that they will not be quarantined. So each team must watch the news, pray & make individual decisions. Plus we must protect the…

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Sorry

God has been so good to us as we have not had any children or staff get ill. There are so many decisions to be made. I do not know how the government will handle the educational situations. The children have only had 6 weeks of school. We…

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Thank you

I appreciate all of you who pray for us and are fasting with us. Also we know how difficult it is financially for many of you yet you have continued to be generous to us.Thank you so much. Josue went to the universities & paid tuition even though…

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Police

This isn’t fair. 1/3 of our staff live on campus so they have been working for weeks while 2/3 live off campus & are getting paid for not working. Next month they get an extra month’s pay. The President made it even harder as no one can travel…

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I'm OK

Jim preached for me today. I want to thank all of you who have responded to my call to fast one meal a day concerning the virus. There were 3 more cases in Poaquil so this is still a long way off before we can get staff back…

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Crowded

Try and imagine 250 children locked behind walls & a staff that is at 50% and you will conclude that the walls are closing in. I really am blessed at how well the children have behaved but it I more difficult as each day passes. The teen girls…

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Scared (#391 our story)

We received a donation of 350 masks from Claudia and her husband. I had a little spell yesterday falling twice but the worst thing was as Dottie and I were saying our evening prayer I could not remember names. I mean I could not remember my children, sisters…

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Donation

Thanks to those of you willing to fast a meal a day and pray that this virus will cease. Pray that there will also be salvations and closer walks with God through this battle. Brother Teddie donated tomatoes, onions, bell peppers & other vegggies. A woman in Santiago…

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Only with fasting and praying

Mark 9:29 says, “This comes out only by prayer & fasting”. Would you fast at least one meal a day & pray for God to intervene against this horrible plague of COVID-19? If you want to join me just email me at  casa_aleluya@yahoo.com.  We can do it together. 1 in…

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