Blessings to all, We are doing well with alot going on this month. For an update on the school we painted two of the upper level classrooms, and construction on the remaining rooms has resumed, the workers are preparing to pour the concrete ceilings for two rooms that will be a teachers lounge and in the future a computer lab. We built and put up two poles that are used to tie banners so that the people of the community can be informed of up coming events at the school, such as medical teams, VBS, special programs at the school. This was used to hold a banner advertising a medical team that was just here from First Baptist Church Houston. A team of 14 was here for three days and held clinic for two days seeing over 250 patients and treating common colds, giving out vitamins, antibiotics, topical creams for skin problems, giving general exams, etc. They prayed over the people that they treated. The team consisted of several doctors, nurses, a pharmacist, and they had their own drivers. They started early and put in very long days. They went to church on Sunday and then we took them to Antigua to shop, then they were off to serve in an orphanage, Casa Bernabe, for the rest of their trip. We had a good time with this team of professionals. The teachers from the school were a big help at this time. They not only volunteered their time and efforts, but they also cooked two traditional meals for this team.
One reason this team was able to see so many patients, was because they had help from four translators from Guatemala city. Becky, Lucy, Rocio, Mario. They all go to the same church and Three of them are going to med school and one is a marketing major. We appreciate the good job they did.
On the other side of Guatemala City from us is a really large orphanage, It is called Casa Bernabe, It houses over 150 children. There was a team that came down and set up a retreat for these kids, they took the older girls to one place and the older boys came to the mountain for a camp out for the weekend. We had 36 boys, from about 8 years old to 18 for three days and two nights on the mountain in tents. It was really nice in the day but got cold and rainy at night. I don’t think it slowed them down though, They had a good time with lots of games, hide and go seek, soccer, cops and robbers, you know the games boys play, They also had time for praise and worship, messages brought from a young man from Oklahoma City, His name is Omar and was originally from Guatemala. They had group devotionals twice a day. It was bitter sweet to see so many boys full of life but longing for love and parental guidance.
It is so humbling to see Gods hand at work here, every day is a new with grace, and we are so blessed. It does not seem like we have been here for six months, but the calendar says we have. It has been full of alot of eye opening events and at the same time breakes your heart.
In Luke 18: 27 Jesus say “what is impossible with men is possible with God.”
We want to Thank all of you who have been so faithful to pray for us, we know that none of this would be possible without your covering us in prayer. There have times we have felt your prayers and love for us and Gods work here.
WE WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO KEEP THESE PRAYERS BEFORE HIM, fOR SAFETY ON THE ROAD HERE, FOR OUR WITTNESS TO THE COMMUNITY AND KIDS, FOR THE WORK OF OUR HANDS, FOR THE LEARINING OF THE LANGUAGE, AND TO CONTINUE TO SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS TO THE PEOPLE OF GUATEMALA.
As many of you know we are coming to Texas at the end of May and are looking forward to seeing family and friends. Also we will be going to Church builders in Trenton, Texas in July, Lord willing, we feel like that is a big family reunion.
YOUR SERVANTS IN GUATEMALA BOB AND GEORGETTE