Mike Clark's Daily Blog

Week of fun

We gave the children the entire week off of school and then scheduled activities. The individual dorms had activities and then made a game of cleaning the school yard and the back property which is really a soccer field. Jim has been showing the movie, The Passion of…

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Eyes on Jesus

Did you know that  “Fear Not” is found 365 times in the Bible? One for each day of the year. Covid, the election, floods, hurricanes, massive wild fires , migrations, rattling of swords by China, North Korea and Russia, the ccntinual problems in the Middle Easy and the economy…

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Rough day

Debbie had a car wreck back in Lake Charles. They thought her aorta was damaged but they were wrong. Praise God!\ Although my sister is on oxygen 24 hours a day they will attempt to repair her broken hip which is what put her in the hospital in…

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Reading

Yesterday I spent the entire day reading and studying about peace in the midst of a storm and by day’s end I had not even begun to exhaust all the scriptures God provides on the subject of peace. Dottie and I had 3 children die and from there we…

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God is good

God is so good. The baby is fightingfor his life but Carlos and Lesly are believing God for a miracle. Our kids at Casa are doing as well as expected with their on line classes. We have been blessed financially in spite of the pandemic and other problems.…

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Finger

In the 1990s we moved to the chicken ranch. Ricardo, age 7, was chasing his sister &she slammed a gate cutting off one of his fingers. Dottie put it in ice & we drove to the city. The doctor there took nearly an hour before he looked at…

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Carlos

Carlos one was one of or first and best children. He and his wife, Lasley, had a baby and as they were leaving the hospital the baby stopped breathing. They revived him and he is in ICU. Please pray! He has had 5 seizures and sent to the…

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Chickens

Ironically after a year we had so many children we had to move again & this time we literally moved to a chicken farm. It had a mansion with 7 large bedrooms & 6 bathrooms. The first night there the communist came with guns & stuck them in…

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San Cristobal

We left the roof top and moved to San Cristobal and soon children started coming. Alex, Manolo’s family, Angelina’s family and more. The US Embassy chose us to distribute beans and rice by the ton. Our home became the center of activity for the area. After one year…

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First blessing

One night there was a gunfight on the roof next to us. One man was shot & the shooter jumped on our roof. It was time to move. A few days later a man from Poaquil came by driving a bus. He was holding a baby boy. The…

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The first day

It took most of the day to get to Guatemala City. We stayed in a little hotel and when we awoke we drove to a small church between the national cemetery filled with buzzards and next to the largest trash dump in the country. I had preached at…

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Junior

Junior, age 9, died today in the hospital from cancer. Contacting the family and government; getting the plot and casket and then the funeral are things we have done too often. His mother died 3 weeks ago.

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Not a man of faith

Not a man of faith! We arrived in Tapachula and I checked Dottie & the kids into a hotel and I drove to the Guatemalan border. There were hundreds of people coming across the river in every means possible. I thought “Oh Lord, what have I done? I…

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The Card

Someone told me that if you do not know Spanish when you go through Mexico write on a 5x8 card “Yo no hablo Espanol and give it to cops, army, etc. When we got to the border of Mexico we all had to go in with our passports.…

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The first

My first visit to Guatemala was 1988. Everywhere we went we saw children living in the streets. I cried the entire week. I told God I wanted to help but I told Him I had no money, no land, could not talk Spanish as well as half a…

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Jacobo

I am having so much trouble with my updates. Since we added Josue daily my page is just crazy. It will not save and if I try to save it immediately goes on air. Jacobo is a great young man studying to be a dentist. He works with…

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Esvin and Flor

The last of the 4 siblings is Esvin married to Flor. They have 2 children. They were house parents with the younger teen girls. They both were teachers in our school. Debbie told me that she has bags and bags of Christmas gifts and birthday gifts for the…

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Mario and Mariella

If you keep up with our updates you know strange things are going on & updates are coming to you on the wrong dates and even the wrong number. I am working with Mike Ferguson to fix it. Fernado’s brother is Mario and married to Mariella. They have…

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Fernando and Anna Magalie

The Lord blessed us with 4 children over 20 years ago. The oldest was Fernando and he went on to college, marry Anna and have two children They are house parents to the Junior High girls. He has his own tech company and is buying a home. It…

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Gladys

My computer did not work Friday morning so forgive me. We received two new children arrived. For many years one girl has blessed me tremendously. Her name is Gladys. She was so abused by her parents she actually was thrown out of her home when she was 8.…

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