Mercy 4

There was a huge police presence this morning as Dottie and I were making our way into downtown Guatemala City. Squatters had taken over a huge section of land and the police were removing them. Sindy 2 still is hospitalized. Based on what we shared yesterday we…

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Mercy 3

One of our boys who left a couple of years ago is doing well and visited me today. Abel was always one of the best and most dependable teenagers we raised. Lee & Candy received still another child today. He is 11 year old Stephen. I believe they…

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Lasts & firsts, old & new

With our move to Esperanza only a few short days away, I have been reflecting a lot on 'lasts' and 'firsts'...like, this is our last exam week with the boys, Sunday was our last visita with the boys, this is our last birthday celebration with the boys...But soon…

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Mercy 2

Mercy appears 276 times in the Bible. Jesus says in Matthew 23:23 that hypocrites do many activities but they ignore the important things of Justice, Mercy and Faith. In Luke we are told in 6:36-37 that we are to be Merciful, jut as your Father is merciful.…

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Mercy 1

Sindy 1 went to the hospital to change her catheter but due to the lack of medicine and supplies the surgery was not performed. She returned home. Sindy 2 is with Dr Lou and hopefully will return soon. This morning we laid hands and prayed over the 4…

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compassion

A group of boys helped me begin putting “goodie” bags together for the teenage girls for Christmas. The seniors dressed like clowns and entertained the children in the baby dorm. Adam took his outreach team to San Jose’ to minister. The public hospitals are not taking patients because…

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Sin

We have a new staff member for a few months. Ana Beth is a nurse and will be helping in dialysis as well as the clinic. A large group of folks from 5 different states dropped by and stayed 2 hours. The Cherry Glade team is here…

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Getting saved

Paco who is a university student who live in our house has a growth on his thyroid. Will be ultra sounded this mooring. I am not feeling any better. The flu is kicking me. What causes folks to look for Jesus? How do they answer? I had a…

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Phase 2 begins

Is not our Heavenly Father awesome? His blessings abound. We will begin drawing plans for the expansion this week. It will take months to enclose the property with a high & safe wall to enclose the 1.5 acres of new property. August 2 the hospital architect will…

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Phase 1: the land

Phase one of the medical expansion is completed. Although I have the flu I got out of bed & Tim took me to the lawyer where we paid for the land & signed all of the papers. Right before I left Dr Lou asked if we would take…

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unity

I woke up sick Sunday morning so called Ezdras to preach for me. He was more ill then I was so I preached & he slept. Today, Monday, we will pay for the land & sign the contract if there are no glitches. Our lawyer says all is…

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Still suffering!

Fernando’s surgery was successful. Would you believe the surgery cost only $300? Little Mateo was in the hospital for 2 days but has returned. With the changes in dorm parents we want to reward the kids who demonstrate good behavior with an excursion or special meal each month.…

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More reasons we suffer

OLIVIA   I had my 3-month examination, complete neurological, & my surgeon said that he had not seen anyone my age or even 60 recover so well. To God be the glory! He took off the metal brace I wore for 3 months & I have a more…

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Churches

Olivia God continues to allow us to build churches. Today we were blessed to finish another church. I do not mention it often but we can build a church for $5,000 and now we need to build a pastor a home for him and his large family. They…

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JonJon-walking the walk

JonJon was here for many years and was so handicapped physically. A couple in the Far West fell in love with him. They adopted him and he has been an inspiration in his church, school and throughout the community. They saved his life. He brings joy every where…

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Keyser: Believe for a miracle

Keyser is our latest child to arrive who has kidney failure and is having dialysis. His parents actually took him to the hospital with a small suitcase and left him there asking that Dr Lou would care for him.

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Bus Violence

Tuesday a bus driver was killed in the city and this morning I woke up to phone calls from teachers there had been another driver killed between Patzun and Chimaltenango and 6 of my elementary teachers were stuck as the population was rioting. Their anger was directed…

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Much Talk

We received 4 new children today ages 14, 12,  8 and 7. One team is having VBS for the younger children each afternoon, a carnival on Wed. with two evening movies, a morning of sports for the older boys and the following day for girls, removing concrete as…

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