Life in Guatemala
“Tiwaj.” It’s not every day that a Pokomchi* person tells me that. That one little word (pronounced tee-WAH) means “I love you.” I smile big and say “Thank you!” And it means a lot to me. I’ve known Amanda, the 18-year-old girl who said it, since she was a small child. When she was a toddler, […]
Hope for Orphans in India
Missionary Ventures Great Britain shares news about an ongoing project in Isnapur, India that will make a big impact in this community and change lives for a group of orphans. Read the full story here.
Life After Retirement
FOX 13 News Dale and Kaye Brooks share about their life after retirement.
Supercyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu
According to one UN agency, Supercyclone Pam looks to be one of the worst disasters to have ever hit the Pacific. Category Five Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu with devastating force with sustained wind speeds over 260 kilometers per hour that has devastated villages and communities. Food crops have been destroyed, drinking water has been contaminated, […]
Gift for a Fellow Classmate in Nicaragua
The middle school students learning at ESVO a vocational school in Managua, Nicaragua have turned their training into a practical and helpful gift. The students in the 8th grade welding class made a walker for their classmate, David. He has Cerebral Palsy and just had an operation that would allow him to use a walker. […]
Growing Pains at Birthing Center in Oaxaca, Mexico
Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico
Here at Casa Compasiva we are experiencing our own version of growing pains. Things are going so well on so many levels (God has done a beautiful work!), but at the same time we are being forced to grow and stretch in so many areas at the same time. It is good growth, but it is so rapid that it is sometimes exhausting, and we don’t even have the option of stopping.
For example, in order to achieve compliance with such-and-such government regulation, we must develop such-and-such a system first, which requires the implementation of such-and-such a program, which is dependent on such-and-such a project already being in place. You get the picture?
We don’t have the luxury of growing slowly; we must advance on many fronts all at the same time!
The result? Casa Compasiva staff members currently have “aching bones” as we all try to make sense out of our shifting roles and struggle to catch up with new requirements and systems. It hurts the most “when it’s raining”– when misunderstandings and relational strains occur from lack of time to communicate and process all the changes.
So all of this is to say: we need your prayers! Please hold us before the throne and ask for God’s peace and comfort as we go through these growing pains.
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