Orphanage

Bittersweet Adoptions

As most of you know we are involved with the adoption business here in the States.  We do the marketing end, looking for young women who are pregnant and want to place their baby for adoption.  We generally work for…

The cold north wind

From November into February the wind will occasionally blow strong from the north. It’s a high, fierce wind that rattles the tops of the pine trees knocking down cones and branches. It’s the Xocomil (show-co-meal). Mayan legend has it that…

A time to get away and a time to get to work.

By the time you read this blog Vicki and I will be in Guatemala. We will have broken the gravity of home: five children still with us that Vicki is online schooling and numerous grandchildren around us, not to mention…

Orphanage stories: Handicapped and Unwanted

If you have ever had the experience of having government bureaucrats intervene in your life to “help” you with you children, then you will completely understand our urgent need for prayer for these two boys. Alex and Ofni (pronounced off-knee)…

Orphanage stories: Cristobal

Understanding how and why children come to our orphanage will help you appreciate some of the challenges that come with our job, and especially the job of the staff which are on the front line.  Over the intervening months I…

Looking Back and Planning Ahead

As this year draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on 2016.  It was a down and up year.  It started with a contraction in financial resources as several of our usual teams cancelled out.  Then the source…

Christmas for all of our children

The responsibility my sweetie wife, Vicki, has for making Christmas happen is daunting (not to mention expensive). Not only do we have our 18 children but half of them are married and now there are 33 grandchildren. Her biggest handicap…

Send them to the zoo!

We all have pleasant memories of our childhood trips to the zoo with the lions and tigers and bears. And we’ve probably taken our kids more times than we can even remember. It seems like a trip to the zoo…

Help Us Make Babies Fat and Happy

Since international adoptions closed in Guatemala in 2008, what has happened to all the abandoned babies? Yes, newborns are still abandoned in hospitals and being found along the side of the road. Things haven’t changed. And there is no foster…

Summer Volunteers

It has been quite a busy summer filled with wonderful volunteer groups and individuals from all across the country. We are so happy they came to spend time with us in Guatemala and work with our children and programs. Here…

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