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#377 our story

Every one is just sorta sitting around. Not much activity and as little contact as possible. With the curfew in place our outside staff has to leave at 2:30. Anyone on the road after 4pm will be arrested unless they are going for medical attention, etc.  3/28/2004. Wes,…

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#376 our story

Our university students had classes on line yesterday. The President has ordered a curfew from 4am until 4pm starting today (Sunday). Probably 80% of Guatemalan workers depend on their hourly work day by day so there are going to be many who will suffer financially. If you have…

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#375 our story

The day of fasting and prayer went well. I am so proud of the teenagers for wanting to be part of it. We are checking all the children throughout the day and there are none who are experiencing any difficult. I have made radio show through August, 2021…

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Fasting

Doc & Debbie from Jackson, Tn are still stranded here possibly until April 20. 14 teenage girls & 12 teenage boys are fasting Saturday from 7am until 7pm & praying in groups. This is in reaction to the president of Guatemala asking people to fast and pray. Pray…

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Cleaning with joy

I cannot say enough about how our staff, dorm parents and older children have reacted in this crisis. Staff and dorm parents are just stepping up to protect the children. The teenagers cleaned all the doors, tables, trash cans, doors & everything with a good attitude. Older teens…

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Thank you

We received a donation of rice today from Hilmar here in Guatemala. Debbie emailed to say that many of you are responding and helping with cash for us to buy food. Thank you so much. Cristine, Doc & Debbie are making face masks for the children.  Debbie, Cristine,…

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Please Lord

Critical! The president said that no buses can run so everyone who uses the buses to go to work is off work but must still be paid. For us that is all our teachers, nurses in dialysis, guards, some of the cooks & laundry workers. Only gas stations,…

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#Panic

Yesterday was so pressure filled as air lines cancelled flights & literally the three groups that are here all had their flights cancelled. We just learned that Doc & Debbie cannot leave for two weeks. So Cristine worked with them & two groups left Monday morning on other…

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No flights

Schools in Guatemala from kindergarten through university are closed until April 13th. The rush on the grocery stores & markets is unbelievable. This is the first time in 31 years that we have had to change our menu. Keeping this many children & staff safe will be an…

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Pray for us

46 people were scheduled to come to Casa today. The airport will probably be closed to the USA for 6 weeks according to the government. However all schools kindergarten through university are closed for 3 weeks. The Texas team will have smores with the girls in Estrelittas tonight.…

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Information

I truly understand the caution being taken by teams scheduled to visit Casa due to the fear of coronavirus. What I do need is your prayers. Government laws have forced us to pay salaries totaling $10,000 PER WEEK. We need that people will pray diligently because food, medicine,…

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#374 our story

The Puma(mountain lion) was caught last night. There is an annex of the Guatemala zoo not far from here so they had the workers that were able to catch the puma. Guatemala has prohibited planes from China, Iran, Italy, etc. from landing here. There is still not even…

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#373 our story

The team interviewed Claudia and her husband and all of us are praying for wisdom from God. But it does look promising. There is no coronavirus in Guatemala.  Would you believe that an escaped Puma is on the roof of the school? Escaped from the zoo. Dottie is…

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#372 our story

We are praying about a couple coming to work here. She was raised here & he is a maintenance man with degrees in many areas. Pray that we hear God’s voice. Melvin & Carolyn bought pizza for all of the children. He was raised here & moved to…

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#371 our story

You can only imagine the problem if both of our water wells quit at the same time. Right now one is not working due to electrical surges & the other is only working at 50%. With this many children it would be a disaster. The children had their…

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Claudia

The new president of Guatemala sent 1000 soldiers to fight gangs in Mixco and San Juan Sacatepequez. These towns are both within 20 miles of Casa. Encouragement is something we all need & that is what I shared with the children today. Melvin who was raised here came…

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#370 our story

The weather continues to be very cold for this time of the year. There are no reported cases of coronavirus in Central America except for a suspected case in Costa Rico. Of course it seems to be among older people so Dottie and I need to watch it.…

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#369 our story

Jim had praise and prayer in the morning for the Spanish speakers and in the evening or the English speaking folks. The Tyler team left in the middle of the night to fly home to Texas. It felt like one of the coldest days of the years. 5…

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#368 our story

Oscar does such a good job with the maintenance but he has never studied specific areas like washer/dryer repairs, electricity, plumbing, water wells, etc. I know that he and I are praying that someone who feels called to missions who have those skills would be a tremendous blessing…

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#367 our story

Today our staff had a graduation ceremony with a government agency(CNA) celebrated a course given the last few weeks to all the staff. I couldn’t sleep so I just made radio tapes. The Tyler, Texas went to Antigua. We are having troubles again with the water well. 3/1/2004The…

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