This week I received a call from a father of a 12 day old baby boy, who was born with both cleft lip and cleft palate. Immediately, I contacted my friend Oseas from Dental Familiar, a dental clinic in Guatemala City that specializes in pediatric dentistry and has tons of experience with pre and post surgical care for cleft children. The family was given an appointment the very next morning and when I met them it was...
Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend a followup session for cleft lip and cleft palate patients with our friends from Clinica Dental Familiar. Their office is here in Guatemala City but families travel from all over Guatemala to come for the free consult to adjust their child's obturator and receive instruction from the staff. I knew that the family of the newborn baby had their appointment later in the morning, but I felt led to be there during the entire session. After being there for...Read more
I just want to start off by saying God is good all the time and all the time God is good. That's a phrase that I learned in the late 90's at an old storefront church in Amelia, Virginia where alcohol & drug addictions were miraculously taken from me while I was praying at the alter. That was more than sixteen years ago and twelve of those years I've spent serving the Lord full-time in Guatemala and three other Central American...Read more
I spoke to the Missionary on the phone recently and learned more of the details that happen before and during a team. Many of the places that they visit and work with when the team travels to Guatemala are not near his home city. The advantage of where he lives is that he can get many of the details for the teams travel processed but he is not near the villages that he is helping now. He goes to the needs of the area. The team that he was helping with...Read more
We are checking on the possibility of doing a future solar panel outreach in a rural village that doesn't have electricity here in Guatemala. The idea is to provide low voltage lighting in homes that have never had electricity. Our question is, do any of our friends know where to find solar panels for donations or possibly at a reduced price? We would love to hear from you and have your feedback about this idea.
This week we assisted our friends from Living To Serve in the installation of preventative health apparatus in a rural village to reduce health risks for the extremely under privileged families. The mountainous village of Poqomchi descent Mayans is located in Alta Verapaz about an hour from Coban. Twenty-two families received three items designed to improve their hygiene and living conditions hence lowering the risk of lung disease,...Read more
[caption id="attachment_52" align="alignleft" width="300"] Calvary Chapel Durango, Mexico[/caption] A little over a week ago, I asked you to commit to pray for the city of Durango, Durango, Mexico without having all the details to share. Well that was because, recently I was contacted by our friend Jonathan Sanchez who shared the vision that he had to go back home and be used by the Lord in a mighty way. He was living and working in Dallas, Texas for about a...Read more