* 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)

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Way To Make Everyone Happy.

Two weeks ago at the end of my post I stated that at least for a while I was going to post less journal entries and do more posts on Face Book I have come to realize though that some of you dislike Facebook as much as I did until I started using it.   What I have decided to do is copy and paste some of my Face book entries here on my Journal page about once a week.   That way you Face Book haters can read my posts without actually going to Face Book.  Note though that there will not be as many fancy framed pictures and there were. (Well at least while I take a break from journaling.)

Post by Dick Rutgers.

<>< Yours in Christ: Dick  ><>

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


I do not like to talk about percentages especially when it comes to children because it can soon turn a child into a statistic rather than a real person, but this does make one think. Especially if that person considers his or her self to be a Christ follower.

147,000,000 Orphans in this world.
11,000,000 Children starve to death or die of preventable deceases every year.
8,500,000 Children are sold into slavery or prostitution.
2,500,000 Have H.I.V.
     That is a total of 
169,000.000 Suffering children.


2,500,000,000 people in this world profess to be Christians.

If my math is correct if 8% of those of us that profess to be Christians would reach out to just one 1 of these hurting children all 169,000,000 of these children would be taken care of.


"I have often though about asking God why he allows so much pain and suffering in this world, but I don't dare to because I am afraid that He might ask me the same question."

<> Yours in Christ: Dick  ><>

Lately I have been  posting less often on this journal page and more on Face Book so if you would like to keep up with what has been going on look me up here Dick Rutgers