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Doors Opening for Future Eyeglasses Outreaches

eyeglassesWe're excited about a door that God may be opening for our ministry to help facilitate and distribute new eyeglasses to some of the poorest rural communities of Guatemala. There is an ever growing huge need in under privileged areas for eyesight correction, but lots of families aren't financially able to do anything about it. We have the opportunity to join alongside a local ophthalmologist and university ophthalmology students to help meet this need in a might way! Each villager would...
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Elementary Soccer Camp

Elem Soccer CampFor the past two weeks, I have had the privilege of serving at Christian Academy of Guatemala (CAG) at the Elementary Soccer Camp. Our daughter attends the school and the director asked me to help organize the event. So the camp was held after school on three days for each of the last two weeks. Two other parents and myself were able to show the love of Jesus to the children who attended from kindergarten through fifth...
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2014 Spring Yardsale & Fundraiser

2014 Spring Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 - 8 AM-3-PM

5This year's spring yard sale will be here before we know it. It will be held at Lefty's Pizza Route 360 (12720 Patrick Henry Hwy), in Amelia, Virginia on Saturday June 7th, 2014 from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Our 2013 yard sales were a huge success!  A very special thank you to everyone that helped! It is hard work but we have lots of fun and great fellowship! If you...
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A Message From a Missionary – A Mother’s Love!!

I couldn't wait to write this little note, because God used a mother's love yesterday to teach me a lesson that I will not soon forget. I was in a dental clinic yesterday, to encourage and share God's love with families of children born with cleft lip and cleft palate. The doctor asked me to speak privately with a mother and her fifteen year old son. During the conversation it came out that the mother has been suffering with breast cancer, has had both breasts removed and is in the...
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Serving More Cleft Families

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...
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Spring 2014 Update From Guatemala + New Website, Email Address..

hammockI 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...
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A Message From a Missionary – “Who Wears The Pants”

200489649-001The Lord is leading me to share short, concise messages here from time to time. They may be testimonies, Biblical teachings or just encouraging stories. Here on the blog, we'll call them A Message From a Missionary. Today's message is titled, "Who Wears The Pants" and our scripture reference is found in Colossians 3:23-24: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance;...
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Encouraging a Newborn Cleft Baby’s Family

blog3-22-14This 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...

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What happens when a team comes to Guatemala

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...
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