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Elizabeth Elliot

Heidi asked if I would talk to her little boys about salvation and baptism. All 8 boys prayed for salvation and will be baptized tomorrow. I have been listening to sermons daily & today 5 of those sermons were by Elizabeth Elliot whose husband, Jim, was killed on…

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A “me” day

I took a “me” day &just listened to Christian biographies. Gladys had a great idea that she has been doing with her older girls throughout the pandemic. She had the girls divided into two groups & daily they have all types of completion. The group that wins gets…

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Bible studies

The kids are getting into the Christmas spirit by making homemade items and colorful decorations. Each Monday I study the Word with 8 high school and college boys. On Tuesday I have a one on one study time with Josue. I believe it does more for me than…

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Decorations

Both Kate & Bob left this morning to the states. Kate has to handle the affairs of her mother who just passed away. Jim is watching over the middle age group of boys as Ezdras & Marlin are on vacation. The children are decorating all the dorms. Dottie,…

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Christmas?

It is so strange as we move into December. The courts are frightened of the Covid-19 so they sent 3 children home today. Josue, Billy & Sebastian are going through the list of employees to see where we need help. I am continuing with my course for the…

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Many salvations

Today I was studying verse 3:4 from the book of Joshua. He tells us “You have not passed this way before”. There is no doubt that in my 77 years there has never been a year like 2020. It seems as though God just took the world I…

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Free Time

I had a “free” day as I prayed and then listened to sermons by Swindoll, Graham, Ravi, TD Jakes, Elizabeth Elliot, Charles Stanley & others. There are times I need to fill my hours with His love & my needs. His Word is my medicine. The older girl…

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Spot

The fifteen year old girls are being entertained by Georgie in spite of her fall. I want to thank you who are asking for prayer. I will stand with you ask that you stand with me as I, too, have needs of prayer. The high school made posters for…

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Thanksgiving.

It was a strange Thanksgiving as the Americans separated & had individual dinners. Dottie & I had invited some of the older young people who have been here 20 years or more. Some folks do not see the blessings because of the virus, lack of jobs and the…

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Debbie

Debbie, my office manager, fell breaking her arm and needing 6 stitches in her head. Georgie and Tatiana have come up with the kind plan to use 4 of her college girls & stay inn the visitors dorm with the girls who are 15 years old. They will…

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Death of a sponsor

25th: One of the most difficult things I must do is tells children when their sponsors die. Fred Roy sponsored three child two of who are still here and older teens. They just wept and wept. The relationships between the children and sponsors who are able to come…

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Oscar Taught

Yesterday Oscar taught the children about dreams and goals. He emphasized that you do not have to be what someone else has for you. You need your own dream that in turns becomes goal for your life. As he began closing kids started asking for him to continue.…

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Oscar

Oscar preached this morning. As I age, 77 years, I believe that I need to give the young adults an opportunity share the Word with the children and staff. The weather is still cool. Remarkably in all these months Guatemala has had only 4000 covid deaths.

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Kate’s mother

Sadly Kate’s mother died today. Jim’s dad just died & they were able to see him. Kate was also able to see her mother before she passed away. Jim and Kate are so awesome with the love they show our children.]\[';l,.m The character I see most demonstrated during…

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Helpful

One of the most amazing things concerning the quarantine is that each dorm seems to want to go out do working with Dottie. They come in groups and ask if they can weed her garden, wash the car, pull grass from the cracks in the sidewalks. The surgery…

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Wind rian and cold

The hurricane hit hard in Central America and more deaths. A major accident happened in front of our front gate taking over an hour to transfer to hospital & clean the damage. Our boys are working hard to cut down our two eucalypsis trees. Remember a while back…

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Second hurricane

Hurricane Iota did make land as a major 5 storm. The heavy cold winds reached Casa as did the rains. The most dangerous aspects of hurricanes in Guatemala are the mud slides. Two weeks ago mud slides caused by that hurricane killed 150. Jim and Kate returned today…

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Games

As I stand in my window and look out at the children there are three groups of games going on. Hide and seek, swings, volleyball and ping pong. The boys on the back property are playing soccer and billards. I am so proud of the way the children…

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Teddie dropped by with a gift of school paper, toys and other things. Praise God we had another teenager give their life to Jesus today. Tatiana received her nursing degree with a specialty in dialysis.

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More rain

It appears another heavy Tropical storm, Iota is making land fall in Central America bringing more heavy rains & mudslides. This should be making landfall Monday. Aroldo was honor yesterday by the dialysis team at Hospital Roosevelt. Aroldo with the dialysis team.

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