* GUATEMALA * * * * * * * * Dick Rutgers *

An ongoing journal of life as a Missionary in Guatemala. It will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

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Location: Chimaltenango, Guatemala

I work in Guatemala with Hope Haven international and Bethel Ministries. Along with my friends Chris and Donna Mooney and their family, we share the love of Jesus in various ways. Although giving out and maintaining wheelchairs is our primary ministry, we are involved in many other things as well. Building houses, feeding the hungry, providing education to handicapped children in orphanages and villages, and hosting a camp for the handicapped are just a small part of the things that God has given us the privilege of getting involved in. For several years now I have been keeping daily journals. Once a week I try to post new journals and pictures. My e-mail is dick@dickrutgers.com Guatemala Cell Phone # 502 5379 9451 USA Phone # 360 312 7720(Relays free to Guatemala)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hermano Pedro Orphanage

Every year all of the kids From Hermano Pedro that have family are required to go  home with them for a 2 months stay. This week most of the kids that were home with relatives returned to Hermano Pedro.  After spending 2 months with family many of the kids often have a rough time readjusting to institution life.  

This is one of the reasons why both Pat and I decided to spend
most of our time the past few days at Hermano Pedro with the kids.

Going out to lunch at Camperos really cheered these 2 up.

We only managed take a few kids out to eat but most were content as long as there was someone there to hold them.

Fernando is a natural with the kids.

Since there are nearly 250 residence at Hermano Pedro it is hard to give everyone the attention that they need but taking some of my boys along with me certainly helped fill in the gaps.

Another tremendous blessing is the fact that Daryl and Wanda Fulp and their 9 children have now  moved to Guatemala.


Even though they only arrived in Guatemala few days ago and are just starting to get  settled in to their new home, their entire family  has already managed to spend 2 days loving on the kids at the orphanage.

Some of the kids in Daryl's family are themselves in wheelchairs but that did not stop each and every one of them from loving on the kids at Hermano Pedro. 

"Welcome to Guatemala Daryl and Family.  Or perhaps I should say welcome home.  I know that your harts have been here for years."

Yours in Christ, Dick

Just a short update on Jason

It has now been 3 weeks since Jason has disappeared.  No one has seen or heard anything.  
Please continue to  Pray.

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, 
so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.”

Yours in Christ, Dick


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