Mike Clark's Daily Blog

Food and fireworks

We had the Lord's Supper this morning with Jim providing the message. Last night we had fireworks because of a financial gift designated for that purpose given in memory of Dr, Hines who loved to do that for the kids. The only problem was they did it at…

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Joy of Giving

"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father," the Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6. I have been teaching about the joy…

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Christmas is Christ

This is a busy week. Picnics, the musical which the children enjoyed so much. Today we had the banquet for all of the children. Each dorm cooked turkeys and we all ate together. Finding the turkeys was not easy. But seeing the joy and hearing the laughter made…

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Musical by Heidy

I was writing thank you cards when I realized I was confusabbobled. Some of you are going to wonder who Ronnie is or sentences backwards. Just laugh and forgive me. Today Heidy presented a music performance with the children that she has been teaching. There were music groups…

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Angel and Claudia

We received three more children last night. This makes it difficult for Gladys as she will have to get Christmas gifts for them at this last minute. But we are again getting more children. Marlin was robbed by a man while on the bus. We have not had…

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Family in 2022

I cannot believe how fast this year has passed even though Casa has had so lockdown all year. The attitude of most children and staff has been one of understanding and cooperation. To me this demonstrates how much we are a family. "For where your treasure is, there…

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Christmas week

I have gained weight during this epidemic period so I need to make my New Year's promise earlier. I mean "like today". We have a full week beginning with a Christmas concert by Heidy and her students and terminating next Sunday with holy communion led by Jim.…

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My right hand

Early last night we received two more boys. Since we are giving Christmas gifts this week Gladys will need to get theirs. As you may know Gladys is not just the house parent for the teen girls but she is also my right hand making her have the…

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Picnic

Our daughter was released from the hospital so Dottie and I are so blessed. We appreciate your prayers. God answered! We received a new boy last night. ALL of the children from 17 years and down were escorted by the police to the village park where they played…

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Surgery

Over a dozen government officials arrived and they went into every dorm and area. They interviewed children and went through our records. This happens once or twice a year to update ¬†our accreditation. Crissy did have her gallbladder removed so we will wait two weeks for them to…

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Distance

In all the years we have been in Guatemala the most difficult part is being away from our family back in the states. It is even worse with our daughter still in the hospital. As Dottie and I age we both have had balance problems. She fell the…

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Truck

An 18-wheeler lost its brakes going down a mountain and hit 13 cars. No one was killed but one vehicle was filled with fireworks and they exploded burning many of the people in the pile-up. I believe no one was critically harmed. My daughter, Crissy, has more stones…

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Season Schedule

The staff made the schedule for Christmas week so the 22nd Heidy will have her music students perform a concert; 23rd: our banquet; 24th: children receive their gifts; 25th: I have a special sermon; 26th: Jim will host the Lord's Supper. The weather here is so frigid.

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Salvation

I preached a salvation sermon but only 3 teenagers receive Christ. Can you please make it a priority in your prayer life that every child who ever comes to Casa will receive Christ?

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Crissy

We received 4 new children at midnight last night. Psalm 127:3 says "Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him." I am so very blessed of the Lord. My daughter, Crissy, has been put in hospital with pancreatitis and gall bladder problem and…

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Cheerful Givers

The Bible says in II Corinthians 9:6-8 that God loves a cheerful giver. This means that many of you are loved by God for your financial giving as well as your gift of praying for us this past year. Every salary for our 56 workers was paid as…

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Update correction

Mike Ferguson worked diligently to correct the problems with our updates. It should all be correct today. The mayor of our village has invited all of our children under 18 years of age to a play day at the park. They will send policemen to escort our children…

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Swab Tests (from 12.02.2021)

Oswald Chambers said, "We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on our Difficulties". The older children who we let visit family for a week began returning and we had only one girl testing positive to COVID-19. Bob returned from the USA.

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Coming and going (from 12.06.2021)

When Aroldo went to Columbia he discovered that there are no homes for children on dialysis. We are so blessed and have been praying that one day we will have the money for equipment and staff so we can use our facility for more children who will die…

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