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Another Hurricane

There is another hurricane, Zeta, heading towards Louisiana all the way to Florida & expected to make landfall Wednesday. This is something else you can pray with us about. Now that the school year has ended the house parents are working harder to keep the kids busy.

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Emotional stress

A number of kids fasted and prayed Sunday. Some came to me after services to ask for prayer and direction in their lives. We are starting to see emotional stress among some of the children. So this is a perfect day for a fast and prayer.

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Day of Fasting, prayer

The main thing that I believe should be happening through the Covid-19, the wildfires, the hurricanes and divisions we see should be that we are praying more, seeking more of Jesus, repenting more and trusting more. There is no doubt but the world has gone further & further…

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What to do?

Now that the school year is completed we are pressed with knowing what to do about the quincceaneras. and the graduation ceremonies. Since the parents cannot come & the fifteen year old girls cannot go to the hotel I am praying that we can do something for them.…

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Pray with me

I have 4 dear friends who are suffering from cancer & ask that you agree with me in prayer for miracles. My car in Lake Charles upon which the car port fell on during the hurricane can be repaired. We have the insurance but Debbie cannot find anyone…

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Maintenance

A young high school senior emailed and asked me what courses were best to study if someone was going on the mission. I answered with tongue in cheek and said, “Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, mechanics, etc.” We desperately need a maintenance man so can you pray with me that…

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Eddy

We allowed some of the office staff (psychologists, social workers & clinic personnel) to return but they will not have any contact with the children. I have a small leadership class & we are studying listening. If everyone would listen to each other instead of formulating an answer…

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Concerns

It is a national holiday but the kindergarten through high school students are taking finals today. The university students have another month. The government agency over children called Josue’ to see if we would take children but they have the same concern that we have with the virus.…

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Computers

Most of the children in elementary & high school finished their classes on line. Some of the university students still have a month to go. A kind gentleman has provided the money for Josue to purchase computers as we will probably start the new school year virtually &…

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The saints of old

I spent a long time today listening to sermons by DL Moody & Charles Spurgeon. During this pandemic I have tried to build up my faith by listening to the sermons of great men and women. Elizabeth Elliot & Run Graham are my favorite women teachers. The best…

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Pablo

Someone warned me that gangs were kidnapping children and holding them for ransom. It appears to be Nicaraguan gangs. So it gives us another thing to pray about. Pablo, a 29 year old Christian young man from Chimaltenango, came to meet us along with Alex & Sarah to see…

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My babies

I am so proud of our children & the staff members who have been essentially quarantined for months and yet there are very few complaints.  The older teens are just wonderful as they are cooking all the meals, helping to care for the babies, working diligently in the…

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Dress up

:Our board had a 2 hour conference call to discuss the state of Casa. Dottie & I did not go the states to speak in churches, hurricanes slammed Louisiana, the virus is not being stopped, millions are without work and I suppose there are other reasons as to…

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Little Tigers

When Debbie returned to Lake Charles following the hurricane she had over 100 emails to answer. The women had a birthday party for Mariella.  The reason LSU is not very good this year is we are so small

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Jim and Kate

Jim & Kate are leaving for nearly two months so our staff just stays stressed. But they have been so faithful they deserve a nice vacation. They will also be buying Christmas gifts since Dottie and I cannot do it this year due to the quarantine.   We thought…

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Virus continuing

I listened to In Touch with Charles Staley & he spoke on knowing God’s will. It just touched my heart so deeply. The virus has continued to increase in our area. Josue’ has carried this burden as to what we can do with staff that has not come…

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Debbie

For the second time in 40 days Lake Charles has been devastated by a hurricane. Debbie will not be able to return for a while to LC because there is no power. I have not yet heard how much more damage was done to our home. It has…

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Rain

To be honest with you I spent most of the day in my bedroom praying about the hurricane, sick friends & our finances.. So many people are in for destruction there in Lake Charles and nearby. Dottie and I have family, board members, donors and friends who are…

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Evacuation

Debbie and some of her family evacuated to Austin, Tx. as the hurricane is bearing down on Lake Charles. This will be the 10thhurricane to hit the states in one year which is a record. Our son, Chad, will ride out the hurricane has he always has. Josue…

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Hurricanes

The bank that we have used for over 25 years here in Guatemala is closing satellite offices meaning we will have to go into the city for banking purposes and this is very dangerous. I was robbed a total of five times. Josue is making contact with folks…

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