Lately, it seems as if our days are running together. It is a busy time as we find ourselves working on the weekends in order to accomplish the necessary preparations for the school. Just like anyone else, we sometimes ask ourselves “Is this worth it?” In July, we had interviews for each child currently enrolled … More Worth the Work!
All of our current sponsors received an important email several weeks ago. This email helps us prepare for our future sponsorship in January. We asked for a reply by August 30th, but we have not heard from many people. We understand that sometimes emails simply are overlooked. If you know people who sponsor … More Message for Sponsors
At this moment, we are in the middle of open applications and interviews for the school! I arrived at 11:05 and there was one family waiting. We didn’t start interviews until 12 but there was already a line. How do we decide which children are accepted to the school? I have 4 Guatemalans who … More Interviews for the Community!
The team from First Baptist Ozark were able to spend some time at the feeding center within the past week. Last Friday and Saturday, they did an awesome presentation using chalk art and spent time with the kids in stations. Yesterday, they treated the kids to ice cream and movie! All 120 children arrived … More Movie Day!
So many churches are involved with a successful Awana’s program. In the school the children will be involved with Bible classes along with the academic objectives. After a lot of thought, we have decided to use the Awana program to teach Bible verses. “Awana equips local volunteers in churches around the world with Biblical evangelism … More Awana Challenge?
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child? Are you looking for a way to make a long-term investment? Do you want to give a child the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty? We are grateful for everything the feeding center program has accomplished over the past 6 years, … More Looking for Sponsors!!!
On Friday, we received news that my paternal grandfather, Charles “Curly” Turrentine, had been rushed to the hospital with complications. He is currently in the ICU at Decatur Hospital. They will meet with the doctor tomorrow to discuss the details of his current status. He is a very sick 83 years old man. Please pray … More Prayers for Papa!
During July, we spent about 50 hours interviewing every single parent with a child currently enrolled in the feeding center program. This allowed us to ask some tough questions along with knowing the story of each child at the center. One of the girls, Lucy, had both parents attend the interview. It was no … More Life Changes!
Happy Birthday to most selfless, kind-hearted, encouraging, prayer warrior! We can never discipline our girls as long as Maw-Maw is around and they know it. Lizzi often talks about how she misses Maw-Maw’s vegetable soup, biscuits, and chicken and dumplings. I miss feeding my family leftovers from her fridge! She has been faithful to … More Happy Birthday Maw-Maw!
As we said good-bye to all of our interns and summer teams, we are now checking off our to-do list for school preparation. We are trying to have as much prepared as possible before January. One way we are preparing is by making a menu for the school breakfast and lunch. Today we let … More Summer is Over!