Mike Clark's Daily Blog

A Faithful Sevant #3

Today Karen, who has had a kidney transplant, went to court & her family has added and addition to their little house which is tiled floors and walls. It is possible tha she may return home in February. Wouldn't that be wonderful? Her sister is the one who…

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A Faithful Servant #1

Chad & Abby are building playground equipment for the baby dorm as their gift to the children for Christmas. I began making radio shows and need to make a total of 24 weeks worth of lessons to carry with me in February when we return to the states.…

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Passion

Josue' did not make it in last night as his plane was grounded. But the airline paid him $800 towards another ticket & put him up in a hotel so he really suffered! But he has been given more responsibilities with Telemedicine so he continues to…

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Cain and Abel

Josue' returned from his 3 weeks working with the Telemedicine team in Georgia. Elias, age 11, had a transplant & will come to Casa in February. When asked how he felt he answered "I can pee and it doesn't hurt." He is the very first kidney transplant patient…

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Preaching Peace

Each child will receive a bag of candy for Christmas so you can imagine how many cases of cookies, chocolates, peppermint, etc it takes to make over 400 large bags of candies. It takes 15 kids helping me all afternoon. Dottie had her exams and will require a…

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Hosea

The house parents have been doing an excellant job of trying to keep all of the kids busy. Vacation time can be boring so a number of different games & competitions are being organized. I took some old kids with me & we sorted things for Christmas. I…

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Tired

Gladys & I were tied up with a court hearing for hours today. Dottie and Abby went for a medical exam since Abby is pregnant. Dottie is not. Then Alex, Sarah, Gladys and I measured every child for a new pair of tennis shoes. Lee's mother is…

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Hope

I spent 6 hours studying the Book of Hosea as in a few weeks we will begin studying it in our seminary. Brother Teddie, #1 Alabama fan on earth, invited the American staff for a turkey dinner in Chimaltenango. Lee fixed me dinner. Marjorie is back in…

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Roses have thorns #3

I made two mistakes on my schedule.  On the 18th we will be at Calvary Baptist in Fayette, Alabamaat 6pm not in Pennsylvania and the name of the church in Rockingham, NC is Roberdel Baptist on Feb 2th at 7pm. Sorry about that. On Sunday night March…

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Roses have thorns #2

Dottie invited six of the older girls who are having their birthdays thi week to eat lunch with us & share ice cream & cake. She tries to make things special for them. Also Flor cooked a punch with various fruits & served ALL of the children. It…

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Roses have thorns

Turkey is the order of the day. Dottie along with the help of other staff will bake over 30 turkeys over the next 2 weeks. We continue to work on Christmas with normal gifts like soccer balls & bath towels. Dottie has always loved roses…

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I Believe in You!

We went to the market in Antigua and purches shoes and jackets for the dialysis girls. That was their request for Christmas. So we put up a tree for them also. We had the monthly vigilia tonight & that is always important to the children as they can…

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Schedule

This is our Feb/March schedule: Sunday Feb 15  Family Life in Lafayette, La in AM Sunday Feb 15 at Abundant Life in Marksville, La  6pm Wednesday Feb 18 Huntingdon Presbyterian in Huntingdon Pa in PM Sunday Feb 22  The Praising Place in Charlotte NC in AM Sunday…

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Believe

Alex has had a difficult time with the older boys but he has done a great job of reining them in. I am proud of he and Sarah. The change with Jim & Kate has been a blessing for the Esperanza down girls and with Adam &…

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Rejection #5

Add Huntingdon. Pa. Presbyterian on Wednesday, Feb. 18th. On Wednesday, Feb. 25th we will be at 1st Baptist in Rockingham, NC and sandwiched in between is Sunday, Feb. 22 when we will be at The Praising Place in Charlotte, Nc. Dottie is so kind. She spent nearly the…

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Rejection #4

Believe it or not we finished 98% of the Christmas shopping. Things we bought we will now wrap & some things will be iced up on December 20th. This will help with the stress. Dottie & I will be at The Praising Place in Charlotte, NC on…

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Rejection #3

I preached on Knowing Who We Are which I felt was a great lesson but I hurt so badly standing that I could not think straight. I really flubbed it & I wanted the children to see what is their Identity & Destiny in Jesus. Sunday, February…

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Rejection #2

I had a fairly good day. Blood pressure stays high, body stays weak and my mind--well you know! I stayed in the Christmas bodega & made good progress. It will be better than I originally thought. From my email responses today to last night's lesson I…

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Rejection #1

We received two new children Seven of our children were honored with a meal at the Chinese Embassy for their artistic abilities. You have been rejected and I have been rejected. Everyone at some time in their life will feel the sting of rejection. Many babies…

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Our purpose #2

Sharon is no longer here and she will be missed. It appears she found a fella & has moved to the West. We wish her the best & since she plans on bringing teams we will see her each year. Thanksgiving dinner was a success. With Chad &…

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