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As we begin 2013, I continue to be amazed at the doors He opens for us to reach people. I am still trying to grasp all He did in 2012 and yet, we are already off and running with Him in 2013. I have always said two things: 1) I can sleep on the plane and 2) I can rest when I die. I think I need to take a few more flights!!! ha ha

We are BLESSED to adding another day at our Kids Connection Breakfast. Beginning in Feb we will be serving a free hot breakfast every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I am THRILLED with being able to do this. So we will be serving approximately 300 children and parents every week!!!! These kids are either HIV+ or have cancer and are just precious!!!! And we are excited to be His hand extended to this group of people.

 

Our Crisis Center continues to reach people and touch lives. Almost every week we have reports of eternal decisions being made or lives being changed through the counseling sessions. It truly is a place where people can come who are in crisis and need help. Many times, they just need someone to listen to them! We try to help in any way possible.

We continue to expand our way of reaching others, particularly the children of El Salvador. In the areas of Soyapongo and Ilopango, two very densely populated but very poor areas, there are an estimated 454,000 children between the ages of 1 and 4 and another 684,000 between the ages of 5 and 9. That is over 1.1 million kids living in horrible conditions with little future or hope. And because of the poverty, these 2 areas also have the highest population of gangs. Studies have

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Abigail Association ended the year with a bang. Between Christmas and New Years, we had Christmas with over 1000 children!!!! WHAT A BLESSING to give HIS love to so many in such a short time. And all of 2012 was incredible for Abigail. HE AMAZED me is so many ways. I will share some of the highlights from the year and then is a few days, share some of the great plans He has for us for 2013. It is going to be... WOW!!!!

Abigail Association 2012 Highlights:

 

CRISIS CENTER

  • General doctor, gynecologist, and pediatrician attended patients 3 days a week.
  • Free medicines were also given to the patients as needed
  • Dental exams were given 2 days a week
  • Christian counseling was available 5 days a week
  • 5 Bible studies were given every week

KIDS CONNECTION BREAKFAST

  • Serving HIV+ AND children with Cancer a free hot breakfast twice a week
  • Over 10,000 served in 2012 with this program

CABANAS

  • Classes for the Elderly to learn to read and write
  • Bible classes for the Elderly
  • Free reading glasses for the elderly
  • Over 750 free meals served to the elderly in 2012
  • Over 35 Eco Stoves were placed in poor homes

PRISON MINISTRY

  • Visited 2 prisons for women and treated them and their children who are living there.
  • Over 100 children received free medical care during our visits
  • One prison was for gang members and eternal decisions were made

EXODO ORPHANAGE

  • With the help of God's Hand Extended, we were able to put window screens on all of the houses for the children at the orphanage. These are priceless in keeping out the mosquitos.

HAND OF HOPE MEDICAL/DENTAL OUTREACH

  • Over 2500 people received free medical/dental care while the Team was in El Salvador
  • Over 300 eternal decisions were made that
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Merry Christmas, Everyone from El Salvador!

We are busy here preparing to celebrate Christmas with many different groups of people. And Santa will be joining us as well, so I am super excited for the kids...and even the older adults. But first, before I get ahead of myself, here is what has been happening!!!

 

Crisis Center... I just can't say enough about the way the Lord is using our Center to reach and change lives. The doctors and dentists are working regularly. We have counseling every day now. We even had a gang member slip a note to one of our counselors saying that he wanted to make an eternal decision. We may not get him out of the gang, but at least he can know the Lord. So HE is using our Center. And of course, I am looking for more ways to reach even more people. Wheels are turning in my head....

Kids Connection Breakfast... Maybe you noticed that I did not say HIV+ Kids Connection Breakfast. That is because we are now going to include kids with cancer as well. They are like the HIV+ kids in that they travel hours to get to the hospital to see the doctor and have their chemo or other treatment, and them will return home, without having eaten anything. They come with various stages of the disease, almost never with smiles, but we are going to change that. We just started this program a few weeks ago and are already seeing changes in their behavior. And as they begin to make eternal decisions, they will even change more. Some of them will not be with us for long and I cannot think about that part. I can only think about seeing them again in eternity and doing everything

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When the Lord is doing so much, it is hard to keep up!!! But HE always manages to keep me moving!!! I just about get one thing off and running and He opens another door for me to go through. Love it!!!! Here are highlights:

 

Crisis Center: We are blessed to continue to expand our services at the Center. Our dentist is so busy and is always booked up at least 3 weeks in advance. But we now are able to offer yet ANOTHER blessing!!! We now have a dentist just for the children. She specializs in pediatric denistry and is now part of our Team. What a blessing!!! So she is seeing patients once a week as well. We also have changed our counseling schedule. Before, it was by appointment only. But we have found more and more "crisis" situations coming through our doors so we now have a counselor 3 days a week, all day long. That has been a huge blessing to the people who are in need of help!!! And lives are being changed for eternity!!! Just last week, in one day, four eternal decisions were made. LOVE what HE is doing through our Center.

HIV+ Kids Connection Breakfast: Our record now stands at 119 being fed in a single morning. That was in about a 3-hour time span! Talk about slinging some eggs!!! What a wonderful opportunity to share HIM with so many in such a short time!!!! We have been blessed with donations of stuffed animals and drawings from the States for the kids. They LOVE getting something from someone they don't know and it is another opportunity for us to explain how the Lord can touch someone's heart in another country to send His love to them.

Cabanas: I LOVE this

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Greetings and blessings from El Salvador!

As we continue to try and be faithful to the work He has called us to do, He continues to open doors and move mountains for us to reach even more here in El Salvador. I will highlight what is happening. And I am constantly posting updates and photos on Facebook. If we are not friends, ask me!

 

Greetings and blessings from El Salvador!

As we continue to try and be faithful to the work He has called us to do, He continues to open doors and move mountains for us to reach even more here in El Salvador.  I will highlight what is happening.  And I am constantly posting updates and photos on Facebook.  If we are not friends, ask me!  Smile

Crisis Center:  We now have our dentist seeing patients every Thursday.  Praise the Lord for this blessing!!!  We have been waiting almost a year for this to happen and finally it has.  She is still lacking a few intrusments, but I know in time we will have those as well.  But she is booked!!!!!  There are so many needs I think she will have patients forever.  We are so thankful to be able to meet this physical need.  And afterwards, we always invite them to one of our 5 weekly Bible studies, or for them to return for counseling.  We are meeting both the physicl and spiritual.  Our Center continues to amaze me in the ways it blesses people.  Woman in need are now able to receive basic food baskets to help them with their budget.  Just another way to bless them and we always pray with them.  So Thank You, Lord, for our Crisis Center!!!

Cabanas:  One of my wishes is that the area of Cabanas was closer to

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