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 Countries. However, there have been some bumps in the road along the way. Both Maribel and I gave way to the enemy through multiple misunderstandings and horrible decisions that found our marriage struggling in a mighty way in 2012. I refrain to give the gory details because I prefer to give God the Glory for what HE has and continues to do in our lives. Through a heavy dose of Biblical based marriage counseling, God began to heal our relationship and restore our marriage, praise the Lord!! Then at the end of last year, I received an intense, profound Biblical training form a ministry here in Guatemala City where I found healing from some deep, personal issues dating back to my childhood. Maribel still loves the Lord, but has expressed interest in exploring other interests in her life so she may not be as directly involved in missions as she has in the past. We don’t know what that looks like but I will support her dreams and goals as she has always supported my calling to serve the Lord fulltime! We just recently got away for some much needed alone time together and came back fresh and ready to see what God has in store for our family for the rest of 2014 and beyond. I am so thankful to God for his forgiveness and healing power in me personally and our relationship!!
We are also excited to announce that our website address has changed to a much shorter, easier one. So those of you who had bookmarked our old site can now add www.ihsim.net instead. Our email address has also changed as well and our online mailing list subscribers have been transferred from the old site updates to the new one. The site is still getting some improvements and eventually our online mailing list will be broken down into two categories; one for those who want to receive every blog post, digital newsletters, pictures etc and those who only wish to receive a digital copy of our printed newsletters several times a year. Drop us a line and say hello at our new email here: