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Hello Everyone, from El Salvador.  This has been an awesome year so far and I only anticipate even bigger and better things to come.  HE is on the move and we are just trying to keep up!!!

One of our goals this year is one third complete.  I want to add three villages to our feeding programs in Cabañas and we are in the process of adding one.  Praise the Lord. We are currently feeding approximately 240 children every day in three villages and with this new location, we will add another 50-75 children, every day.  But not only will we be feeding them physically, they also receive spiritual food and I KNOW they are taking that home to their parents.  It is amazing to look back over the last 5 years that we have been working in Cabañas and see the changes that have occurred.  HE has done some amazing things in many lives there but there are so many more to reach.  So as He allows us to expand our programs, I know HE will reach them!!!

Also, our Crisis Center is helping to touch many families right now.  We are located in an area where many people are out of work and have been for about 6 weeks.  Now for those living in the States, that may not seem like a long time.  But when your wage is $6 a DAY and there is no unemployment and you don't have any savings, nor food frozen in your freezer or stored in your pantry...because you don't have neither a freezer nor a pantry...because you have no electricity....so you can see.  If you are without work for even a short time, it is a serious situation.  We have been blessed to be able to provide almost 100 food baskets

Read more: Amazing... and Continuing…..

2014 has only just begun and Abigail Association is already blessed! We had the honor of hosting and working along side of the Hand of Hope Medical Mission team for a week and so many lives were touched. The team consisted of 31 doctors, dentists, nurses, and volunteers. We treated patients in two different locations and 3,507 patients were treated in a span of 5 days. There were also 373 eternal decisions made as well so we know there is much rejoicing in heaven over this event. We heard so many stories of how people were not able to get to a hospital or when they went, there were no medicines. People with infected wounds and bites were able to have them treated. It was just absolutely amazing what all God did during those 5 days and I could spend hours sharing stories. When we are all together for a thousand years, I can share. But for now, check out photos and short stories on my Facebook page.

I have two specific goals for Abigail Association this year. One is to reach more children through our Hope Center. We currently have 60 children receiving hope, but we have space for 150. We need one more teacher and several other volunteers who would be willing to help in order to reach this goal. The children we have now are amazing and are learning so much. They have art classes, music classes, Bible classes and even English classes!!!!! Imagine my surprise when I went as Santa to our Christmas event there and they surprised me by singing Christmas carols in English. That may not seem like much but where these children live, they would never have the chance to learn English. Just look how The Lord is blessing!!!!! I was in tears

Read more: 2014 Is Already Blessed!!!!

Hello, Everyone.  

I want to take a few minutes to explain a situation that we have here in El Salvador.  Several of you have seen posts on my FB page that have words against me.  I have been silent and will continue to be as I feel that the Lord is fighting this battle.  

Back in February, we were presented with the opportunity to have a church in Abigail.  Several of you have visited this church and we know the Lord has used it to reach many lives in that community.  We were also presented with a man who was recommended to us to be the pastor.  We had complete confidence in the person who recommended him to us and also in what he said to us about his history as being a co-pastor.  He came, preached the Word, and lives were changed.

After several months, the preaching began to become only doctrine and the number of people attending the church began to decline.  Now I am NOT opposed to doctrine nor am I a numbers person, but they are an indication of the health of the body.  He had appointed leaders such as an elder, deacons, deaconesses, etc to officiate things in the church.  But as time passed, more and more of the leaders came in disagreement with what he was preaching and the direction the church was taking.  Several of us had a meeting with him and he offerd to resign.  That was not our intent, but to work together.  We felt we did not know enough about his past and he said that it was private.  His answer was a red flag and after that, he began to make desicions such as dismissing elders and taking total control of the church.  He also began to

Read more: Explanation and prayer request

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!  I hope and pray that you are already blessed in 2014. I really enjoy this time of year as I am able to take a few minutes to reflect on the year that has passed.  It is a time for me to give thanks for what all the Lord has done in my life and in Abigail Association.  And it is also a time for me to look forward to what He has for this new year.  

In 2013, we added three new porgrams to our outreach.  We added the Hope Center where we have 60 children receiving classes in art, music, Bible, and even English.  Imagine my joy when we had our Christmas event and they sruprised me by singing a few songs in English.  I was in tears.  These children in a gang neighborhood and would have never had the chance to learn English and the other things they are learning.  Our plan for 2014 is to expand the number of children we are able to have there to 150 every day.  They are indeed receiving Hope in their dark world.  

We also were able to have feeding programs in 3 villages in the area of Cabanas.  Every Monday through Friday, almost 250 children are being fed, both physically and spiritually.  And the parents are involved as well and are receiving the Word as well as other classes.  These are extremely poor villages and so any help at all is appreciated.  We are working to expand our outreach there and I believe in 2014, that will happen.  There are other villages that we hope to reach with food and the Word.  

In 2013, we were also able to establish a church Fountain of New Life, in front of Abigail Association's

Read more: A New Year!

Great Things are STILL Happening here in El Salvador.

As our areas and way of reaching people continue to expand, I continue to be amazed at what all HE allows us to do.  All of our programs continue to operate with the utmost integrity and faithfulness to which we are called.  All of the Centers are working to reach people and change lives for eternity.  And we are always looking for new ways to reach out to those who are hurting.  

One of the way we reach out is to look for a need and then try to meet that need.  There are such health deficiencies in this country and so we offered an osterporsis screening at the Crisis Center.  The turn out was so tremendous that we are going to schedule another one.  People, and expecially women here are so deprived of calcuim.  We are now offering a program where they can receive monthly calcium supplements at a low cost in order to help combat the deficieincy.  And of course, there was a lot of praying happening during the screenings.  The prayers are always the REAL purpose for anything we do.  

I have also been asked to participate in a community fair for Abuse Against Women.  I am very excited about this.  It will be an opportunity for me to not only share information, but to learn as well.  And then I also later in November will be sharing with a group of pastors and their wives about way the church in general can help women who have been or are being abused.  GOD can heal ANY situation!!!!!  That is always the theme!!!!

We are currently also making some changes in our Kids Connection breakfast.  More information will be coming out after the first of the year.

Read more: Great Things STILL Happening!

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