Mike Clark's Daily Blog

Mateo

Carlos and Leslie’s baby Mateo is still suffering seizures and asks for your prayers. Today Josue’ hired another social worker. Heidy will be having her knee surgery today. She will have a second surgery o the other knee later Pray for Mateo

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Estella

I had Estella minister in my place Sunday. I wanted her to give her testimony to the children because God has blessed her and Josue and their children so much. For lunch Dottie always feeds staff on Sunday and today we had the visitors eat with us also.…

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The store

Oscar and the college boys are cutting limbs from a large avocado tree that has leaned into the bathroom of the guards. The problem is that it is surrounded by electric wires running all through the huge limbs. After over a year we reopened our little tienda( store)…

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Estella

Allen and Jeremy are working on the electrical situations in some dorms. The older boys are cutting down a tree that is leaning over the guards building. With the judges sending more children to Casa I am so blessed. With the job that the older children on staff…

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Murder

It is a blessing that we have gotten a number of children recently. The area is opening up somewhat from Covid. This morning I took time to count my many blessings and it is amazing how God has blessed me over my 78 years. The father and girlfriend…

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New Children

June was a wet and dull month. With no visitors or teams visiting it has taken everything within all of us to survive. I am so proud of the children and staff as well as all of you who continue to support Casa and pray for us. Jeremy,…

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Health

So many people have asked me to pray for them that I am honored and blessed. No one needs prayers more than I do so please pray for me. Physically I have not been well for a while. Josue and Estella arrived today and Jeremy and his sons…

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Thunder storms

Today was “Day of the Army” so the children did not have school and all of our offices were closed. The last two days have been heavy rains with much thunder, Scares the toddlers!

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Electricity and Watr

We woke up to no electricity and therefore no water. Can you imagine nearly 300 people without water? Oscar, Abraham, Aroldo and Allen worked and by 11am they had water. The electricity came on at noon. There was a 3 car collision in San Lucas that took down…

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Last day

The children are having a full day of activities as the week off from school comes to an end. Some are barbecuing while others watching a movie and eating popcorn as well as the usual volleyball, soccer and kickball. Our dorm parents and assistant dorm parents took a…

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Onions

Hector and Joshua who were raised here both have Covid. Hector is in ICU while Joshua has been released from the hospital but is on oxygen at home. Delmi who was also raised here has just learned she also has Covid. Kevin who was here from 1989and his…

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Staff shortage

Jim and Kate are in the states as is Heidy having surgey. Cristine returned yesterday. Amy is looking after the young boys dorm. I pray that people I the states are praying about joining our staff. We need house parents for young boys, teen girls and young teen…

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Covid in Paoquil

I was so overcome with emotion that wen I shared with you yesterday about Mrs. Renee I failed to say she passed away. Josue and Oscar’s family had 5 members die from Covid in themountains around Poaquil. Dottie fell yesterday for the first time harming her shoulder. We…

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Mrs Renee

One of the most incredible Christian women I ever knew was Mrs. Renee who worked here for years and blessed every heart she met. She drove a school bus alone from Chicago to Guatemala when she was nearly 70 years old. She taught dozens of girls how to…

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Danny

Danny is a young man who has been here ever since he was very young. He stutters and had to finish high school in the village. But he did it and I am so proud of him. This is a week that we are allowing the children to…

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Carlos, Leslie and Mateo

Three different dorm houses presented music and song for us fathers. Carlos and Leslie brought their baby, Mateo, so we could dedicate him to the Lord and pray for his health. Carlos came here when he was one year old so that he was one of the promised…

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Billy and Olga

Billy and Olga are taking a 10 day vacation and driving to Xela to be with family. Christine went to the states for the funeral of her mother-in-law. The rain has been so heavy almost daily so Dottie is having to work her boys in the gardens whenever…

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Deaths

Christine’s mother-in-law passed away so please remember her and her family in prayer. Guatemalan father’s day was a blessing as the CNA brought gifts & goodies for the children under age 12. The children at Casa blessed the father’s here so much. They have so much fun blessing…

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Father’s Day

Guatemala Father’s Day is today so some of the young adults who have left Casa called to wish me a happy day. I love hearing from them. The oversight agency over all homes for children is CNA and today they came and had a party for all the…

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Covid cases

There was another accident near our house. A child was killed. The earthquake the other day was only a 4.5 but it was on land in Guatemala near the coast. Heidy is leaving for a few weeks for surgery on her knees. Pray it is successful. We need…

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