Staff shortage

Jim and Kate are in the states as is Heidy having surgey. Cristine returned yesterday. Amy is looking after the young boys dorm. I pray that people I the states are praying about joining our staff. We need house parents for young boys, teen girls and young teen…

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Covid in Paoquil

I was so overcome with emotion that wen I shared with you yesterday about Mrs. Renee I failed to say she passed away. Josue and Oscar’s family had 5 members die from Covid in themountains around Poaquil. Dottie fell yesterday for the first time harming her shoulder. We…

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Mrs Renee

One of the most incredible Christian women I ever knew was Mrs. Renee who worked here for years and blessed every heart she met. She drove a school bus alone from Chicago to Guatemala when she was nearly 70 years old. She taught dozens of girls how to…

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Danny

Danny is a young man who has been here ever since he was very young. He stutters and had to finish high school in the village. But he did it and I am so proud of him. This is a week that we are allowing the children to…

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Carlos, Leslie and Mateo

Three different dorm houses presented music and song for us fathers. Carlos and Leslie brought their baby, Mateo, so we could dedicate him to the Lord and pray for his health. Carlos came here when he was one year old so that he was one of the promised…

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Billy and Olga

Billy and Olga are taking a 10 day vacation and driving to Xela to be with family. Christine went to the states for the funeral of her mother-in-law. The rain has been so heavy almost daily so Dottie is having to work her boys in the gardens whenever…

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Deaths

Christine’s mother-in-law passed away so please remember her and her family in prayer. Guatemalan father’s day was a blessing as the CNA brought gifts & goodies for the children under age 12. The children at Casa blessed the father’s here so much. They have so much fun blessing…

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Father’s Day

Guatemala Father’s Day is today so some of the young adults who have left Casa called to wish me a happy day. I love hearing from them. The oversight agency over all homes for children is CNA and today they came and had a party for all the…

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Covid cases

There was another accident near our house. A child was killed. The earthquake the other day was only a 4.5 but it was on land in Guatemala near the coast. Heidy is leaving for a few weeks for surgery on her knees. Pray it is successful. We need…

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Barbecue

The Bible class that I have with the older boys has been a blessing. It is voluntary and there is a core group of 13 who are there each Monday and sometimes 16. We share with them about life experiences and choices. Yesterday they asked about honoring parents…

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Years ago

We live in a very dangerous time. The years of my youth were filled with friends, joy and safety. Polio was cured when I was in grade school. Children could stay outside after dark with no fear. Teachers taught us American history and of the great presidents and…

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Small quake

There was a small earthquake and it shook everything but it was very minor. The electricity in Guatemala City was off for nearly 8 hours for some type of repairs. I am not exactly certain as to what happened. Alex and Sarah had nachos for their boys who…

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Carlos’s baby

Carlos’s baby that I asked prayer for was released last night from the hospital. He has a lung problem and it appears to be the same lung problem that Carlos had when he came to Casa nearly 30 years ago. We will dedicate the baby next Sunday.

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Interviews

Hope is seeing light in spite of being surrounded by darkness. Dottie and I are so blessed with our sponsors and supporters. We have had plenty of food; been able to pay salaries as well as electrical bills, school tuitions and everything else. Thank you so much for…

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New Kids

We received 4 new children with the oldest being 13 and the youngest only 4 months. It has been over a year with this pandemic and yet God has met our every need even though the world is facing such financial hardship. When the world says,”give up” Hope…

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Pray more

I am a short-term pessimist. To be honest many times I worry and then pray rather than pray and not worry. Yesterday was particularly rough. I told you of my friend who now has cancer and his ex-wife who yesterday had a 10 hour surgery because she also…

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Immigrants

Josue wrote a letter to all judges concerning their desire give the HIV tests and complete blood work and he hand delivered them to Chimaltenango, Escuentla, Mixco, Villa Nueva and a number of judges in Guatemala City. We are asking the judges to help with these tests in…

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The vice-president

USA Vice-president Harris arrived in Guatemala yesterday to look into the causes for so many immigrants leaving Central America. I can tell her why right now. It is poverty and violence. Yesterday a bus, a dump truck, a car and a motorcycle collided resulting in 5 deaths. Carlos’s…

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Sermon

A few minutes before I was called and told that Carlos 1 from years past had to rush their baby to ICU last night the Lord changed my sermon as I stood in the pulpit. I preached on my two favorite verses. They are Mark 9:23-24 and 9:29.…

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Rain

Chiapas, Mexico had a small 4.4 earthquake and I do not know if it had anything todo with our weather but we had a deluge of rain. The blue building, kitchen and dining hall, as well as our house had leaks. We need teams that can help reroof…

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