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Another Death

Junior has been in the hospital 6 weeks while his mother has been there with kidney disease and early his morning she passed away.    We received new commercial kitchen equipment and Oscar along with the older boys began the installation.

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Leslie

Heidy is going to the states Wednesday and Georgie on Friday. Amy will stay with the little boys but no one is available for the university girls so we will trust them to do what s right. Leslie’s father died so she will be gone two days. She…

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The Covid 19 has cost us I believe 6 kids. They were older studying virally but just could not grasp it. They are so bored and since they are over 18 could leave on their own. Each said the same thing and that was “ I am getting a…

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Three new children

We received 3 new children last night age 5, 7 and 9. They will quarantine for 5 days. One of the truly wonderful children we have had he pleasure of parenting is Caesar age 24. He is studying law in the university and has an opportunity to work…

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Another wreck

Dottie has gotten a negative reaction to wearing a mask so our  doctor got her a box of 100 masks and a cream so she will change masks daily. I saw where Tiger Woods (golfer) had a terrible automobile accident. It is almost one year to the day that…

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The women had their weekly Bible class. I have been working on my biography. It was a lot easier to live it than it is to write it. Allen has a few more electrical problems to do and then he will loo at our plumbing issues. The reports…

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Nice extra help

A helicopter fell into the Lake at Atitlan which is a major tourist spot. Allen worked and repaired the fans in my home. He is a blessing. Amy and Brenda have not stopped helping since they arrived.

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Michele

It is hard to believe but today is Michelle’s 27thbirthday. She came here at age1 with epilepsy and the medical folks gave her a short life span but God has blessed her. She had a wonderful birthday party. Dottie has begun inviting the boys from university who have…

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Valentines Day

I did not feel very well when I woke up so I listened to biographies of Corrie Ten Boom, Jim& Elizabeth Elliot, John Wesley, Joni Eareckson, The Great Awakening. As I age, nearly 78, I just seem to want to study the lives of those who made a difference…

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All day with Jesus

Today I set all day to listen to Christian bible lessons. I should run through a troop and jump over a fence. Today was one of the coldest days we have ever had. Looking at the TV it appears that we in Guatemala are better off than Texas…

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Snow in Houston

I had a real laugh yesterday as I slipped and fell. I did not get hurt but before I could get up Michelle our special needs child ran up the stairs to see if I was ok. She cannot read or write but she has compassion and love…

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I need a boost

The ice and snow in Lake Charles knocked out Debbie’s electricity, phone and email. Our son, Chad, has kept them warm with the fireplace. With so many computers, etc for the kids to have class we are having to add more lines. So Quique & Abraham are doing…

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Adela

The children are doing the best their can with virtual classes. The university students are having a tough time. Adela starts at 7:30am and finishes her homework at 9pm. She is doing that because she wants to make all A’s. She did make all A’s last semester. Josue…

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Donating blood

Lake Charles was covered with ice and snow this morning. A number of our older kids & staff got up early to donate blood for Junior needs another transfusion. Valentines Day was celebrated by all of the older children eating supper on the school property and then playing…

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Valentine

The most difficult part of being a preacher, at least for me, is living out what you preach. Today I shared “JOY” with the children. God’s joy is always the same. Happiness depends on what is happening to me. I win and I am happy. I lose and…

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Fried chicken

I keep seeing on TV how difficult it is for children to study virtually.  Many kids are getting 1 day a week of studying. Depression, aggression and suicide is off the charts. Dottie & I were unable to travel and minister in 2020 due to restrictions and it looks…

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One year

Dottie and I have passed the one year mark for quarantine. Due to our ages of 77 we decided we would go with the science. It is incredible that with this many children and adults on campus only one has tested positive and that was our doctor. She…

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Biopsy

Junior had a biopsy. So the physicians here are doing the best they can. They believe he will keep improving. I worry so much about the education children all around the world are receiving. Some on-line classes are given only once or twice a week. We are able…

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58 years of marriage

Junior is doing better. He had a blood transfusion so we are optimistic. Today is Dottie and my 58thwedding anniversary. Her parents never thought we would make 5 years.

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Allen

My sister, Virginia, in Baton Rouge has been going through boxes of old family photos all the way to when my great grandparents were living so that covers near 100 years old. They bring up such great memories. Allen began walking the property with Oscar making lists of…

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