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Marcus came here at age 5 & has graduated & s working a full time job. He went through our transition program & today left to live on his own. Last week Kenneth did the same thing and this is our goal. We are proud of them. PLEASE,…

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Turkey Gumbo

Dottie cooked a turkey gumbo for all of the children. Josue spoke with the head judge and they want to help us get more children so keep praying. The weather here is so cold. Bob will probably have to return to the state to update his passport as…

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Stress

Josue & our physician made the rounds of Departments of Health, Social Work and Pyschology to update our legal paper work and it went well. Billy had already done that for the education department for 2021. I truly need your prayers. Some of the young people over 21…

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Moving day

Today is moving day as younger children move to older dorms. You can tell the stress is getting to the college students so I am concerned we will lose some of them also. Josue’ has set up a zoom connection so the staff who lives here and the…

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Vitamins

Angie returned from her time in the states. Billy is getting all the information for the opening of the new school year. It is a huge task but if anyone can do it, Billy can. Dottie & I take many vitamins daily but we are out of most…

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Georgie’s banquet

Georgie had an evening meal (dress up) for the college students. The boys went back to the dorm midnight & the girls had a sleep in . Then at 9 am for breakfast together. It was a great blessing. We will need 3 sets of dorm parents this…

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Happy New Years

The children set off fireworks last night so they are all moving slowly today. Dottie and I spent time praying about 2021, the children and staff at Casa as well as the finances. God has been so good to us. We grilled hamburgers for lunch. I am asking…

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2021

Queque’s party for the youngest children was a huge success. As we leave 2020 behind us with the multiple of problems and challenges I wish I could say 2021 will be better. I believe the challenges of 2021 will be the same if we as Christians do not…

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Quique

Quique, who lives in our home, is putting together a movie, snacks & pop corn for the toddlers tonight. Quique came here because his mother died giving birth to him. He is a young man who has made me very proud. Adela, Tony and Quique

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Hospital

One of the little boys got sick and was taken to the hospital but he was not Covid so he was given oxygen and some medication and returned to Casa. Folks are asking about when teams can come to Casa. I wish I could tell you but we…

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Onessy & Heidi

Josue’ had to get our lawyer and then go to three different government to present himself as the Legal Representative for Casa. Our doctor on campus has tested positive for Covid 19. She is at her home recovering so pray for her & any of our children that…

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Special music

Kate returned from the states last night so she and Jim are quarantined. Heidy put together a program for church services today with every dorm performing by reading scripture and singing.  It was wonderful. I pray everyday that the children will learn to praise and pray. The younger boys…

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Banquet

I want to thank all of the American staff and Guatemalan staff for all they have done to bless the children. I also want to thank the folks from the USA who sent extra money to help us through Christmas. God knows who you are.  Turkey is now the…

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Merry Christmas

I slept with earplugs and never moved when the hundreds of fireworks went off at midnight. Dottie got up at midnight to watch the festivities. We had folks from the states send money to purchase tamales yesterday and our own teenagers gave money and hosted a turkey dinner…

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The Lord’s Supper

We had the Lord’s Supper in the morning. Jim & Kate had gotten the enclosed wafers and wine. This kept the children from dipping in the came cup as well as not break off a piece of bread. We also had them sit in family groups which made it…

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Christmas gifts

Due to the pandemic we have not gotten any mail but Lori sent the list of those children who  as soon as the virus is clear & the kids can leave the property. I do want to thank those of you who sent cash. All of the children got…

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Dialysis

The kids are on dialysis took Christmas and pictures. Aroldo loves the kids and has made special gifts for the children on dialysis and is making it special time for those very sweet children. None of them have been very sick for a long time so is very…

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Turkey

It has taken nearly 3 years but the governmental paperwork identifying Josue as the legal director of Casa is finished. Christmas this year is so different than years past. The best thing I see is how the children are working together. The staff began cooking turkeys. I believe…

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Christmas week

The dorms sang Christmas carols and then I preached on the greatest gift a Christian home can have besides Jesus and that is a Christian father and a godly husband. The caroling this morning was so pretty because the children sing with all their hearts.   The older children who have…

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Changes

The weather is cold and windy but many of the children are doing projects for Christmas in order to bless one another. We have had to shake up the staff so we let 8 people go including Sebastian who was here 15 years. Young people like that make…

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