Mike Clark's Daily Blog

Swimming

We received 3 new children last night. Josue and Oscar want to do something special for the college boys who helped the team with the renovation. Cristine is having a luncheon for the high school graduates. Andreis and Estella took our Michelle and Estella swimming. Keyser returned from…

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Rough day

I had a rough day as I guess all the walking and shopping with the girls yesterday just wore me out. I am feeling my age I suppose. The up side is that the girls had so much fun and were so blessed. Some had saved their sponsor…

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The Trip

The quinceaneras were so sweet and obedient. There were 26 of us and not one problem. We went to two malls and a discount clothing store. We had breakfast at Macdonalds and a late lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken. The team did a wonderful job in Vencedores. Felipe…

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Keyser and Griselda

Griselda, dialysis, was hospitalized last night with a major infection in her leg. Keyser, who had a kidney transplant, has been in the hospital for weeks with a problem in his lungs getting enough oxygen. Both of these children are precious. Pray for them. We should be the…

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Food costs

The teams are here until Wednesday so one continues to renovate the dorm and the other continues to minister to the children. It has been a great two weeks. The judges sent more kids back to their families which breaks my heart. Food has risen so much that…

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Staff lunch

A pastor from the Maryland team preached and it was awesome. Almost all of our staff went up for prayer as did many of the children. I know both the team and the children enjoyed it. The team that has been renovating had ministry and special activity with…

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Invitation

There was an earthquake that was powerful enough to move things but enough away from us to do any harm. The rains came last night so strongly that the team canceled evening activities and will have those activities tonight. The ground is so wet that Dottie and her…

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College scholarships

The Maryland area team is doing crafts and Bible ministry with all of the girls as well as providing hot dogs for the girls. I cannot even express how much labor has been done on the Vencedores bathrooms and the renovations on the dorm rooms. God has blessed…

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Little Rock

The work teams are doing an unbelievable job in renovation of the boy's dorm. The other teams hot dogs and devotionals with different dorms. In the evening they had Bible time with all the boys. A girl was sent home today and if I would tell you the…

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Visiting day

The renovation of Vencedores is going very well and is beautiful. Today was a visiting day for the parents some children were very happy to see the parents while the majority received no visit. It is sad to see this group who have no one who cares.

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Jim and Kate

It is such a sad day as Jim and Kate left after a number of years. Jim had a great discipleship program for the teenagers. He will return throughout the year to share the Word starting in December. Kate had the large job of keeping all the…

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Another dorm change

I wanted to take the quinceaneras to the city for breakfast ten shopping and a late lunch but this is Halloween week and is known as Devil's Week so rather then get into that type of activity we will wait until next week. The teams are still working…

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Beautiful Song

We sang a beautiful song named "Tu" which is "You". It was not until after church we were told that Moises who plays the keyboard was identified as the writer. It is a beautiful song. This is the young man who finished school with a 93.3% and was…

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It was great

The graduations and presentation of 24 quiceneras went off beautifully and I believe that the kids, staff, teachers and the graduates were very blessed and happy. Two full years of studying on line or receiving their classes daily via the teachers sending their lessons. Diana was raised here,…

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Flowers and decorations

Dottie, Gladys, Georgie and I started the day by going to Antigua to the market and buying more flowers than you can imagine. In the afternoon the 24 girls were helped by our staff and visitors to make their bouquets. Dottie was so blessed and appreciative to have…

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Work began

We had the first and only practice for Friday and the kids and staff are so excited about having graduation, etc. for the first time in nearly 3 years. Tim D. and his friends began working on the new rest rooms for Vencedores.

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Visitors

Teams and families are arriving. Some are here to see their sponsor child graduate while others are here to participate with their sponsor child who is a quinceanera. They are helping to demolish the upstairs in Vencedores so we can rebuild as soon as possible. We will allow…

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Business

The teachers are preparing all the decorations, diplomas, etc for graduation on this Friday. Gladys is preparing the necklaces and Dottie and the women are finishing up with the dresses. For 24 girls the amount of flowers we will need is overwhelming. The boys are getting their suits.…

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A busy week begins.

I have been ministering to the children lately on I Corinthians 13 which is the love chapter. I became fixated on Isaiah 49:16 "See I have engraved you on the palms of my hands". When Christ had the spikes beaten into his hands the blood covered those who…

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The Move

This is our busiest week of the year as we have the most important day in the life of 24 quinceaneras as well as graduation of kindergarten, elementary, junior high and high school seniors. It is awesome to have seen children graduate as seniors who began here as…

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