The new president of Guatemala sent 1000 soldiers to fight gangs in Mixco and San Juan Sacatepequez. These towns are both within 20 miles of Casa.

Encouragement is something we all need & that is what I shared with the children today.

Melvin who was raised here came from S.Carolina with his family.  So did Claudia with her husband & child. They are considering becoming part of the staff.

Twenty years ago Dottie & I took the children to a fair in the city. As we left the fair it was dark and the children climbed into 3 vans. But we miscounted and Claudia had seen some candy canes and walked over to buy one. She was 8 years old. We drove all the way home & discovered only then that Claudia was missing. I rushed back and the police helped and we looked until dawn. We never found her.

Three days later the police called and said they had a little girl who said she was from Casa Aleluya. But there were no computers and it took the police 2 days to find out where we were located.

She and her husband are strong Christians so we are praying for God’s will for their lives and if they are to come aboard.