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Cook out

Fernando & Anna had a cookout for their girls in Esperanza down stairs. With the status of the virus it will be difficult for us to host teams for the next few months. We will let you know when Guatemala is no longer quarantining visitors. A number of…

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Masks

Last night Dottie fell off a ladder. She was not hurt too bad. Then this morning I fell so we both are not real sure footed. With so little to do you should see how many children want to help Dottie in her gardens and the large number…

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Still going

I thought by this time we would have had a pair of new dorm parents as well as some single staff and hundreds of visitors but God saw other wise. Pray for us as we enter August. God has kept the children and the staff safe from the…

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Success

Guatemala has 1835 covid-19 deaths. Alex who was adopted from casa to a wonderful family, Phillip & Joanne Hood, in Ruston, La. graduated with a 4.0 GPA & was on the National Honorary Society and will attend Louisiana Tech. What a success story!! We have 2 boys who…

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I want to thank you

Gretchen who was on staff here for a period of time is getting married Sunday. We are so very happy for her. As we come to the end of the month Dottie and I want to give glory to God for helping us to end the month with…

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My Dad

The picture of my father really opened up my tear ducts as I remember the day we left his home and began our drive to California. He died before we went to Guatemala so he never knew that he would have over 6000 grandchildren. The college kids are…

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Bible study

The President lifted some restrictions but I am confused as to exactly who can do what. I believe it is still too early for staff living outside to come back to the property. We are in the red area meaning our state is the most dangerous. Sunday a…

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Tornedos

Each Sunday after I preach my home is open for those who want salvation or counseling. Today one boy came and asked if I would do a private Bible Study with some of the older boys. This is good because Jim is so dedicated to teaching the teens.…

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Eggs

I had a rough night physically so I took time to listen to great preachers because God says His Word is as a medicine. I listened to DL Moody, Charles Spurgeon, Smith Wigglesworth, Ravi Zacharias, Billy Graham, John Wesley, George Whitfield, Evan Roberts who preached the Welsh Revival in…

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Everything pre-cleaned

One of the boys from the village who plays soccer on our team caught the virus from his brother. The brother died. He worked for the telephone company & had done some work here before the lockdown. We paid the last of the mid-year extra salaries today. The…

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Christmas

One area being hit hard for us due to the virus is Christmas. By this time each year Gladys and us have 70% of the gifts purchased and wrapped. Currently we have 0% because we cannot leave the campus. I spent time today writing on my book. The…

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Memories

As I write our story memories just continue to flow. Each Wednesday & Saturday Dottie has boys help her in the yard. She gives them a little money. Since they cannot leave the property due to the virus they will have a bucket load of money by the…

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Out of control

Covid-19 is so out of control here in Guatemala that the government is not giving out  statistics such as cases, deaths, recovered, etc. So we are just staying in & waiting on God. The judges are calling for us to take children but we have to stay locked down…

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Prayer and Fasting

I wrote 20 pages of my book. We are so understaffed. People who are on staff but live off campus cannot enter & those who live on campus must remain as ordered by the government. It is so difficult foeveyone as we are doing everything to protect staff…

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Elias

It appears that the government may be bowing down to the pressure. When more than 50% of the work force works for cash by the day they are really suffering. God has laid something on my heart for tomorrow morning in church. Will let you know then. I…

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Adela and Elias

Adela was the best college student with 4 A’s and 1 B. Elias was the best college boy. I am proud of them. Over 1443 have died from the virus but God has kept His arm around us. I am going to take a huge step Sunday morning.…

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Information

It is interesting that the government in Guatemala is thinking of just opening up everything even though the virus cases continue to rise as does the number of deaths. In myown life I believe that we as Christians need to humble ourselves, pray & turn from our wicked…

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Grumpy

As I sat and watched the children going to breakfast I began to replay the last 31 years & all that the Lord has done. We have been at less than half staff for over 3 months so you can imagine how burned out people are becoming. But…

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I am grateful

I do want to say thank you to those who are able to give. I know it is difficult for everyone. I spent some time on my book & what I learned the most is that I am not a writer. The death toll is now 1302. Blanca…

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Your prayers

Josue’ is allowing the boys from the back property to cross over for an hour Monday, Wednesday and Friday to visit the girls. There have been 1210 deaths from the virus. I need you to be praying for our finances. Income is $200,000 less this year than last…

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