Friday the younger kids attended a program in San Bartolome and then in the afternoon the older kids attended the program.

We have hired a social worker who will begin Tuesday.

It appears that the Lord has provided a Guatemalan couple to be interim dorm parents for Vencedores.

The Bunkie, La. team bought gifts for each dorm such as Big Wheels and bicycles.Two high school girls raised the money from November until last week.


Psalm 22:3 “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabits the praises of His people.” When I first came to Guatemala I had a desire that the children that God gave us would learn to praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. This is a command from His Word that all Christians need to obey. I breathe so I need to praise and worship Jesus.

There are many ways to praise and worship God. First, we praise the Lord by singing. Psalm 147:1 “Praise the Lord! For it I good to sing praises to God; for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. Psalm 100:2 “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. This can be congregational singing or just you praising God in the privacy of your own home. Your mouth can be an instrument of praise to God.

The second method of praising God is found in Psalm 28:2 “Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you, when I lift my hands in your most holy place.” The last time LSU won a national championship in football I jumped straight up in the air and lifted my hands in joy. God spoke to my heart and said “You never do that for Me”.

It is sad that our teams or our individual athletes get the reaction of raised hands and fist pumping in the air for doing something that will soon pass away. Psalm 134:2 “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord”. Notice that David writes ‘in the sanctuary’. This is corporate worship.