* 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


Ronny Hernandez

December 8, 1994 - February 2, 2011

I received a phone call a few nights ago. It was  from Ronny's dad.  He told me that Ronny who had muscular dystrophy had once again come down with pneumonia.  Just 3 months ago Ronny had come down with pneumonia and we were sure that he was not going to make it but  he miraculously pulled through.  (Link to October 28 journal) Ronny even got healthy enough that he was able to join Pat, his sisters, his brother, Elder and me on a 2 day outing to a hotel near the ocean.  (Link to January 18 journal)

Today however I received another phone call from Ronny's dad saying that this morning at 10:30 Ronny had died.  I will morn his loss as I have so many other kids that were so close to me who have also died in the past few months.

"Goodbye my friend. I will miss you, but I can smile because I know that the next time I see you I will not have to carry you."

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
Revelation 21:4

Yours in Christ: Dick



Blogger Mel~Bulldog said...

Yes...bittersweet indeed....my heart breaks for everyone involved in Ronny's life... but also rejoices in knowing he is running, jumping for joy, and all things he couldn't do here... Thank you Lord!

My condolences to all...

Friday, February 04, 2011  

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