So many wonderful things to share. Best of all is that the container did arrive in Guatemala. As you all know, it contained 200,000 meals for the poorest that we serve. In addition, it had an ultrasound machine and all kinds of medical equipment that we need for our clinic.
Other wonderful news is that Ismael's son, Jessi, will be coming to the United States to attend school at St. John's Jesuit High School. This is a dream that we could have never imagined might have been fulfilled! Ismael and his wife, Orfe, are our project directors in Guatemala. Coming from the poorest themselves, they never stop praying to God to give them opportunities to make this world as it should be.
Their son, Jessi is 15. He is so incredibly motivated and has dreams of being a doctor one day in Guatemala. Again, it is the grace of God that a wonderul family in Toledo knew about our work and they are willing to not only sponsor Jessi financially but they are willing to share their family and their home with him. In a very short time, his passport and visa were approved and it looks like he will be coming here in the next few weeks. Please all pray that this journey will be the fulfillment of a much greater cause than we could imagine.
Also, we give great thanks that Dr. Coral Matus' trip was very fulfilling. Because of the recent unrest in the Peten, Dr. Coral had to change plans and not stay in the Peten last week. She and her family used that time to make wonderful connections for us as we continue this work of God.
Please pray for the next group that will be leaving this Sunday. We will keep you all updated on our blogs while we are there.
Many of you know about Flori. She is doing very poorly physically. Yet, she prays for a miracle and we pray that her story will not go unnoticed in this world. We are working on a project to reduce deaths from cervical cancer in Guatemala and will keep you updated.