Mike Clark's Daily Blog

Kitchen

I worked on lessons and then Billy, Dorcas, Josue and I worked on the March report. A group of staff and older children are helping Brenda prepare for the memorial service this Sunday. The funeral services will be held in Texas when Brenda and her son return home.…

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Sadness

Yesterday's update did not get sent until 2pm central standard. If you did not read it please go back and read about Alan Stone who died from heart failure. He was truly a man that every child loved. He was a gentle man with a deep love for…

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Alan and Brenda

Alan Stone who with his wife, Brenda, are dorm parents for the baby dorm passed away this morning. He has struggled with heart disease for years. Pray for Brenda. Her son will be here tonight (Wednesday). Alan would give each toddler 1q to put in the offering plate.…

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Alex

Alex who was adopted years ago from Casa is a junior at Louisiana Tech and is now engaged to be married. He and his family are coming to Casa in July. Another boy adopted from Casa, Jefferson, will be coming with his father. We have a second broken…

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Cleft palate

Josue and one of our social workers took one of our 4 year olds to a specialist because he was born with a cleft palate and the surgery was botched before he came to Casa. He will have surgery in April. Pray with us that the new surgery…

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Dottie’s relatives

Jim is back for two weeks and will be taking his discipleship students to see The Way of the Cross at a local church. Dottie had some relatives from Austin come by for church and to play with the children. Sheldon & Diane provided pizza and games.

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Dental team

God doesn't do anything halfway. He loves you too much to leaving you lacking in this life. When you give your heart to Him, He gives you Himself completely. We received two new children and the little girls has cried for hours. Our dental suite

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New Trucks

Absolute sadness as the courts sent Greiselda home because she is 18. She is on dialysis and so it is a death sentence. Dottie and I went to look for a quinceanera dress. The two new trucks arrived. They were so needed. Oneisy and Hiedi

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Alan

Alan was taken to the hospital but returned. Needs our prayers! The entity over homes for children says we need to separate the director from the legal representative. We have made Billy director and Josue legal representative. I had a lot less stress then.

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I know everyone is hurting

Since Covid began and the prices have all risen we are not receiving the amount of money sufficiently as in the past. Could you please pray hearts would be touched so that we can continue to reach children. The shoes we need for boys are for older teenage…

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Social workers

We hired a third social worker as the courts told us to do. Aroldo went to Jutiapa to assist in a new dialysis clinic operating there. He will be gone3 days. I have been teaching on Sunday mornings how God demonstrate is love for us in each of…

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Susy

I woke up early and I did not feel well. The last three days have been stressful. So I spent the day listening to the biographies of John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, and the life of Ditrich Bonhoeffer. Susy came to church for us to dedicate her…

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Teams leaving

Estella's group as well as Tim's group both are leaving this morning. Tim's group did a beautiful job on bathrooms for the older boy's dorm. They have renovated Doncella's (teen girls), Vencedores (boys)and now Buen Pastor. They also gave many pizzas and buckets of ice cream. It appears…

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I messed up

Everything about the wedding was beautiful except for me. My pulpit came loose and I did a terrible job of preaching in Spanish. I fumbled through it and feel bad I did not do them justice. This is the weekend the teens 18 and over can use their…

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Preparing for a beautiful wedding

The wedding for Fernando and Anna is Saturday and it be special because they came here as small children. When they were older they had a civil wedding ceremony. Now they have two children and he owns his own business. Anna is a dorm parent and has dreamed…

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Appendix

We met with our architect as we are consolidating all of our properties into one property. I want everything in order as I am aging. One of our nurses in the dialysis ministry came dawn suddenly with stomach pain. She was taken to the hospital at 5pm and…

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Stitches

We had a 3 hour meeting with a missionary we have not seen in while and it was truly a great time of fellowship. We talked about Dottie and me not traveling due to health issues and how great i would be if someone in the states coulddo…

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Migraine

I woke up this morning with a migraine. Our doctor told me I needed to drink more water but I believe it is caused by stress. We had to go to one of the government offices to sign papers. A few years ago someone gave us a truck…

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Pizza and Ice Cream

This is semester test week for our school. We had to go to the electric company because the electric bill is in my name and I want to put it in Casa's name. Of course they told us we did not have all of the paper work. The…

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Visitors

The time changed in the USA but not here in Guatemala. I began series choosing one scripture from each Bible book that demonstrates God loves us. I will do 6 books each week so it will take 11 weeks to share the 66 Books o the Bible. We…

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