Thursday, January 19, 2012

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He will direct you paths. Proverbs 3:5,6

It's been a while since I have posted...I apologize. Over the holidays I worked alone in the clinics - with the Guatemalan young women and Armondo - all of whom were great. I was a little nervous about it but as always God was faithful to only give what we could handle. On the days when we had lots of patients we found that none of them were very sick and on the days when the really sick folks came there would not be as many people waiting. And now we have help! Rachael came with our children as they returned from the One Thing youth conference in Kansas City. She is an RN who lived here in Guatemala for several years until she felt the Lord directing her to study nursing. She is great! I think that if the Lord had asked me what kind of help I would want, I would have described Rachael. She is gentle and kind, loves the people and most importantly loves Jesus. And she is a really good nurse.

Katie and Aaron arrived back home this week after a couple of weeks with Katie's family in the US. It was a good time for Kathy and Dave (Katie's parents) to get to know little Ethan and to spend some quality time with Anna. It is so hard being away from your grandchildren...

And the new Guatemalan president has been inaugurated - along with the local mayors - and the transition was a peaceful one. For this, we are very grateful. Once again, I am in awe of God's provision and protection over our lives and over this small work that we do here. As we begin our thirteenth year here, we ask for your prayers for ministry direction. We want to be found doing only what He has asked us to do and at times, when the need is so great all around us, it is difficult to discern.