The weather

The boys helping me with the new shelving Juan constructed for our Christmas bodega. The weather in the deep south has cancelled CJ and the electrician's trip tp work on the dialysis unit until Friday. Lucy's flight is still scheduled for Thursday. Josue' & Estella arrived to help…

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Eye Surgery

The photo shows Reina, Lucero, David & Rocio preparing for the return trip to Los Encuentra The eye surgery although they did not return to Casa until after midnight and then Josue' took them at 7:30am back to Los Encuentras (80 - 90 miles) for the post-op examinations. All…

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Anniversary

If you have receiving my journals by email you must now go to the new site and click on Mike's blog. Two new brothers, Luis & Jose' Roberto, 9 & 11 arrived. Dottie and I celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary by going to the bank & buying school…

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An Optical Miracle

Today 8 of our children went to get eyes examined for surgery Monday morning. When they arrived there were hundreds of kids and the US optometrists said they would only select 6. Four of the 6 are our children. Ezdras returned from the states & a church is…

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Wendy singing

Wendy who is on dialysis sang last night in front of all of the children, teens and adults. Part of the song was "With my life I will adore you".  It was probably one of the top 10 spiritual experiences in my life. She has a death sentence…

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What do we give up?

Tonight was our vigilia of praise, prayer, preaching and dramas. An optical surgical team will look at 6 of our children as well as Patty and Olga and decide if they will do surgery on Monday. The Americans have done an excellant job on walls for the dialysis…

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New website

Today we spoke via Skype with the Downtown Fayetteville Rotary Club concerning the Telemedicine project. The weather there was 6 degrees with 7" of snow and still falling. We received a new little boy, Milton, age 12. As you read this you are on the new website and…

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Banking

The banking system went down today. at least on our banks, so I was scurrying around trying to get money transferred, etc. The teams were able to dig out 50 feet of concrete & locate the drains so they connected the lines into the dialysis unit while others…

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Teams

The teams tore up concrete for thedrains in the dialysis building. Dottie and the women had their montholy time of porayer, Bible study and food. I went to the hospitl & got my MRI on disc so I can send it to Dr Hines.

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Clumsy

I have gotten so clumsy in my old age. I nearly cut off my thumb on a table saw doing some things for Dottie this morning. Tim & Aroldo were able to sew it back but there is a huge piece missing. Tony is finishing the sponsor letters…

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Pen

The boys in our house are building a little pen so that the puppies who are now walking can exercise.I am trying to get everything ready for Tim before we leave. Tony is trying to get all of the sponsor letters done so we can take them with…

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Enrollment

This was a good Sunday. Dozens of teenagers responded to the altar call. I spent the afternoon studying more about the 12 Minor Prophets. Dottie and the other women had a shower for Mariella as her wedding to Mario approaches. I only have about a dozen university still…

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Happy New Year!!!

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I know it's late but thought I would type it anyways. All is moving along here Vilma and I have moved into another house closer to…

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Immigration

Immigration requires that we leave the country for at least 3 days every 6 months until we get our temporary residency. Amazingly, our 6 months are almost up! We were finally able to purchase out tickets today to go back to the States for 3 weeks. We will…

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I’m back!

I arrived back to Casa about 3:00 yesterday afternoon! Big thanks to Lee, Candy and Anda for taking time out of their busy schedule to pick me up!I had a very good trip and really enjoyed my time home with family and friends!The day after I got home,…

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Edgar – Never give up

Edgar is an example of a child unwilling to quit, determined to succeed and refusing to see himself as handicapped. He was abandoned by his mother and never knew his father. His grandmother was confined to a wheelchair and begged in the streets. Edgar pushed her amongst the…

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Waiting for a Miracle

Jose', Luis, Wendy, Sindy and Marjorie are the 5 children undergoing dialysis. Luis is on a machine for 8 hours each night while the other 4 are having dialysis 4 times a day every day. Our desire is to have each of the children on a machine since that…

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A Happy Reunion

Eight years ago, 2004, two young teenage girls arrived at Casa. They were not natural sisters but they became the dearest of friends. Nancy was sent here because her father had passed away and her mother was extremely poor working in a market selling vegetables. Dina had just…

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Another Miracle

A number of years ago I was called to our gate and there was a young 14 year old girl standing there, She said "Would you take my sisters?" My answer was "I cannot just take children without paper work from a judge. What about your parents?" She…

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A Miracle Reunion

Today is July 2, 2011 and 17 years ago a child who had no name came to Casa. It was deemed to be about 5 years old and the judge named him Byron Rene'. He never knew who he was or who his family was. He has been…

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