Construction

We are going to renovate a number of our dorms. We are planning on placing all children ages above 18 on one side of the property. So vencedores, buen pastor, estrelitas, esperanza up and down will be renovated. So we will need talented work teams throughout the summer.…

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First Surgery

Would you believe the Lord sent us another child? I am so blessed. Billy and Olga had a meal of celebration for Sarah. In fact I wasn't feel well this morning so Billy preached in my place. Tatiana received her cap that is the symbol of her nursing…

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Sarah

Sarah Ortiz graduated from college today and we are so proud of her. Her degree is in Graphic Design. Praise the Lord because He has sent us still another child. Keyser has returned from the hospital and is doing fairly well. One of our college girls talked to…

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How old are you?

Keyser, dialysis, is still ill and in the hospital. Continue to pray please. We received 3 more children. God is so good. I am continuing to go book by book through the Bible for my radio show. I have reached I Thessalonians. I now have shows through 2023.…

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Water

The Lord sent another young girl last night. It is such a blessing to be constantly receiving children as in years past. The water on our front well is correctly not working. Oscar and Alan got it going but we need to find the source of the problem.

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New Girl

Jim left for the states as the family is honoring his brother who passed away. The Lord has blessed us again with a new girl. This is the 3rd teenager to come lately who has never attended school.

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Jeremy

One of the sweetest and most helpful person come to Casa is very ill and in surgery as I type. His name is Jeremy and I ask that you pray for him by name. The way Billy is having school is the elementary comes to class with a…

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Half staff

Our other dog, Spot, cried most of the night as he and Champ have not been separated since Spot's birth. Dottie is the dog lover in our family. She took Champ's death to heart. Jim will be leaving later in the week to attend his brother's funeral. Billy…

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Champion

I preached on the 9th Commandment which is "Thou shall not lie". It was the negative side of lying. Next week I will teach the positive results of telling the truth. It was a very sad afternoon as the vet came to put Dottie's dog Champion to sleep.…

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Hair stylist

Galileo University has a course on cutting hair, etc. Today they sent a large group of hair stylists to cut the girl's hair. This was a very exciting day. The girls loved it. Due to Covid they have not been able to come to Casa but things are…

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Prayers

Another child broke a finger and went to the hospital. The toddler I spoke to you about yesterday as sent to another home for special medical attention. Dottie and I spent the entire morning praying and listening to great teachers. There are times in all of our lives…

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Fetal alcohol

One of the younger girls broke a finger and will have surgery. One of the youngest babies has been diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome and the judge may move her to another home that has a program for that. This is a syndrome caused by the mother drinking…

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Denied

Again we were blessed with two young children ages 2 and 7. God does not send them here only to be safe and have food, education, etc. He sends them here to learn about Jesus and the Word. Marlin has Children's church following my preaching. Dottie, Josue and…

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New laws

The government has a plan in place that I knew nothing about. If you are a resident here in Guatemala you have to have a number of things showing that is the case. It is a requirement for residents to do annually. I had to get a lawyer.…

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Less masks

The staff wears masks because of leaving Casa. The children only wear masks when in church and at meal times. At this point Billy believes the teachers will return Monday and classes will no longer be remote. Some of the universities are open while others are still online…

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Water

Sadly Jim's brother passed away. He has been ill for quite a while. Christine is leaving for a 3 week trip to see her family. Our entire kitchen was flooded with water as a faucet broke during the night. Daniel's catheter is now working correctly. Both he and…

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Return

Daniel, the new child on dislysis, had a set back so Aroldo took him back to the hospital for the dialysis team to determine the problem. Edela is a university student and she found a job with a Christian group so she will move to the transition dorm.…

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Masks

The Lord sent another child. My heart is bursting in joy because we are receiving more children as we did in the past. Christine will be leaving for 3 weeks. Josue and his team have changed the mask rules for our children and staff. The Guatemalan President set…

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Dr. Lou

Dr. Lou, nephrologist, who performed the kidney transplant on Genesis 17 years ago came with 21 members of his medical team to see our facilities. We have supported his medical ministry for all those 17 years. He is going to move to the position of Director of Pediatrics…

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Marines

I took Dottie out to lunch which was my first date with a 79 year old. One of the Casa children adopted years ago, Mariella, completed her Marine basic training and graduates next Friday. This is the second young person adopted from Casa to join the service. Our…

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