Celebrate Recovery Women’s Retreat

I still remember our first meeting 5 years ago in 2011 with Pastor Jorge, the founding pastor of the church with which we serve here in Guatemala.  One of the things he shared with us that his church needed help with was growing their Celebrate Recovery (CR) program.  He was very excited that I had […]

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Baptism Blessing

A few weeks ago Dylan and I got to be part of one of the biggest blessings you can experience as a Christian and missionary.  One of the young ladies who started coming to our church in Guatemala through the Celebrate Recovery program was baptised after surrendering her life to Jesus a few months ago. […]

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Gaining Some Traction

As you might have read in our last newsletter (you can see it here if you missed it), we have been working hard to get back into a routine now that we are settled into our house and have returned to ministry in full swing.  We’d like to ask that you join us in prayer […]

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CR for the Family

If you have been keeping up with our ministry here at all you will know that Celebrate Recovery not only has a very special place in our hearts, but is also one of our main goals here: to establish and develop leaders for a fully functioning and effective CR ministry with City of Refuge Church. […]

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Will you help Serve At Risk Families??

Last Wednesday I had “one of those days” in ministry.  Let me explain what I mean by that because it wasn’t “one of those days” we sometimes have in our careers or “one of those days” that you sometimes have dealing with other people.  By “one of those days” I mean it was one of those […]

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Meet the Mercado Family!

So, just the other day I realized that after our “surge” of introducing families to our readers last year, we never introduced any other family!  Today we want to share with you a family we have been working very close with over the past year. Meet Olga and her 3 kids!  Olga is a woman […]

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Even if it’s just for one…

How many times have we said this in our lives?  “I need a break from work even if it’s just for one day.” “I have to see so and so even if it’s just for one minute.”  Or, “I have to sit down and rest even if it’s just for one second.”  I know I’ve personally […]

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This is NOT how I thought it would go Lord…

This was my “complaint” to God during my daily devotional one day back in October.  The day before we’d just had a meeting with Pastor Jorge about the Celebrate Recovery (CR) ministry for women.  During this meeting I found out what Pastor Jorge’s expectations were for this ministry and they were very different from how […]

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Swing Away

Well, it happened again, I encountered another bout of homesickness.  It took me a day or two to recognize it but in the end, I’m glad it happened.  It all started Thursday when we watched a movie with some friends.  The movie is called Home Run, a movie made to highlight the healing power of […]

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Guatemala is kicking us out SO Belize here we come!!!

Don’t worry we really were joking when we posted the “mugshot” pictures on Facebook the other week they actually were our passport pictures.  We assure you we haven’t done anything to warrant mugshots or to get kicked out of Guatemala. We’ve run into some snags with our visa process and are still waiting on one document […]

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