Why

The last few Sundays I have shared with the children what Paul says about love in I Corinthians 13. Our six months financial support was down as to be expected with no visitors; Dottie & I not sharing in the states; the decrease in children, so many of…

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Deadly Accident

A young man who is a friend for years with our older boys was killed behind our housewhen he was working on his car and it fell on him. He leaves a wife and two children ages 1 and 10. He played on our soccer team. Quique’s first…

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New Eye Glasses

One of the things I have been doing the last few weeks during this pandemic is to listen to as many sermons daily as I can. Dottie and I have made a booklet of prayer needs given to me by folks in the states. It is such a…

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Vaccine available

Dottie fell yesterday hurting her wrist in her garden. Bethany was not admitted to the hospital but Georgie will stay with her a few weeks and look after her. The government has begun giving the Cocid vaccine to those over 40 so hopefully our staff will take advantage…

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Bethany

Georgie left unexpectantly for the states as her daughter, Bethany, has Covid and has been hospitalized so pray for them. You can imagine how much school supplies we buy annually. We have spent thousands of dollars over the last 30 years at one particular store and they have…

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No deaths

Josue’ has been going to the various judges who send children to Casa. The reason is Josue’, Billy and Alex want Covid 19 protocols in place before the child comes here. They need to be tested first. We have no cases but there is a total of 158…

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PRAYERS

Dottie and I continue daily for those of you who have requested our prayers. In my deepest and darkness moments what always gets me through is prayer. I miss my earthly father & the many talks we had. But talking with my heavenly father has held me up…

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Bubba

I am teaching Romans 12 to my boy’s class on Monday and I Corinthians 13 on Sunday mornings to all of the children and staff. Each teaches how the body of Christ is to love one another. These last 18 months should be a wake-up call as to…

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God knows where I am

I woke up this morning with the feeling that God knows right where I am. The last 18 months has been so stressful causing me to read the Word more, quote scripture and seek His face more deeply. It is truly overwhelming and only by keeping myself in…

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Jim

Jim returned from the states last night. So he is in quarantine for 3 days. The vaccine is now available here in Guatemala to those over 40. TheCovid has affected our school as two of our teachers were offered jobs by the government so Billy is in the…

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Christmas

Our psychologists have been working with some of the children who need grief counseling The Covid has separated families as the parents have been unable to visit their children for over a year now. Without the normal teams coming to Casa that has been difficult also as the…

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Marines

Siblings from Casa were adopted to the states and the boy is now married and in the Marines. He has 3 children. His sister is graduating and attempting to get a Division One Softball scholarship. Jeremy and his two sons are leaving Thursday but Amy will stay until…

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Inspections

Josue’ went to the department of health as our approval for our medical areas, clinic and dialysis, have been approved. Also we underwent the inspection by the oversight government entity so we received the approved paper work concerning all areas. Since our graduates cannot do their practicums outside…

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Little Mateo

Little Mateo who suffers from seizures is doing better. Hector who was on a ventilator due to Covid was sent home after being told his breathing was at 5% two weeks ago and today is 95%. God has answered the many prayers. Mckenna left today after nearly two…

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Love everyone

The children were so sweet to celebrate my 78thbirthday today. The Lord spoke to me during the night to change my lesson so I shared what Paul wrote in I Corinthians 12 about all the gifts that He gives us and then I Corinthians 13 where He says…

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Gratitude

The vaccine against Covid is not readily available to the average Guatemalan. There has been an upswing in cases in our area. I am so blessed to tell you that Hector is recovering and his wife as well as Joshua and his family have recovered. I want to…

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Our doctor

Heidy contacted Dottie and told her the surgery on the first knee went well and she is very encouraged for the second knee surgery. Estella bought Bibles for her ministry in the USA as well as for all the new children at Casa who needed a Bible.She went…

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Fried chicken

Estella had a fried chicken party for the boys in Vencedores. Normally we have many teams in the summer that the kids have either chicken, pizza or hamburgers twice a week. They also have bonfires and cook spores. This has been a very different summer. Our doctor got…

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Paco

Kate returned at 12:45am where Josue and Georgie picked her up at the airport. Then Josue had to take the new children to the hospital where they received a complete check-up including HIV and Covid-19 tests. Today was the first Wednesday or Saturday without rain in a couple…

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Hector’s blessing

Allelua!! Hector is improving and even off of the ventilator. God is so awesome!! Thank you for praying.I know of 5 other children who were raised at Casa who have the Covid virus but not in serious condition. Continue to pray for house parents We need them. Josue’…

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