Merry Christmas from El Salvador.
This December has been one of our busiest ever...and we're not finished yet!!! We stated the month by hosting the Hand of Hope medical team. We challenged the team by taking them for three days to Cabañas. They were such a blessing to so many in need there. Almost all of our Senior Citizen group made it to the clinic one of those days and we were able to treat many others with medicines, dental needs, and even vitamins for everyone. And the Team survived the day without water, as the government did not give water that day, and the cold showers on the days with water. But most importantly, lives were touched with the love of Jesus and many eternal decisions were made!!!
The other two days, the Team was in San Salvador and we overall almost 1700 people received medical or dental care in this week. And more than 200 eternal decisions were made!!!
We also this month have been taking the love of Jesus in the form of Santa Claus to all of our children's feeding programs. It is always such a wonderful blessing to see the kids faces when Santa arrives. And of course, Santa explains that all gifts come from the Lord, including the best gift of all, Jesus. We give them apples, juices, candies, and cookies. So far this year, we have given out almost 400 Christmas gift bags...and we are not done!!!
We will celebrate Christmas this weekend with the kids and their families of the Hope Center. We will celebrate with more than 150 children and also celebrating 7 years of having the Hope Center. God has been so good!!
Both of the clinics continue to help people in so many ways and we have
Published: 19 December 2017
I always think that I my mind has already been blown in so many ways by the Lord that it can't happen again. Well, it is happening again!!!
We have had the new San Jose Villanueva clinic open for about 7 weeks now, seeing patients only three days a week. And the first few weeks, we only had one doctor. So here are our totals for these 7 weeks:
-520 general patients
-129 dental patients
-1570 prescriptions filled
-44 counseling sessions
-10 eternal decisions made
Now if those numbers do not make you shout, we need to pray life into your lungs!!! God is truly doing more than I could have ever asked for or imagined!!!! And we have had to close the doors early a few days because the number of people coming in were more than our doctors could treat in one day. Just one day last week, there were 25 people in line at 6:00 in the morning and we do not open until 8:00. I knew there was a need in this area but I never imagined it was this great!!! But GOD knew and He worked out a plan to reach these hurting people!!!! Now I am seeing how we can reach even more!!!!! I never want to turn anyone away!!! If they receive their medicine, there is also a chance for them to receive the Gospel!!! This is the means God has given us to reach even more and we are going to do it with His help!!
Many other good things are happening her in El Salvador. God is bringing on more hands to work with Abigail Association. I will be sharing more about that in the coming months. But I love when HE touches hearts and lives literally move!!!
Published: 11 June 2017
Today marked the culmination of many months of meetings and prayer to bring a blessing to a new place for Abigail Association. Let me take a few minutes to explain just how GOD works!!!
A few years ago, a representative from Speroway in Canada was flying from Nicaragua back to Canada, with the hope of putting a clinic in Nicaragua. His plane happen to have trouble and they had to make an emergency landing in El Salvador. Because they could not fly out that night, the passengers were placed in a hotel and were to fly out the next morning. (Can't you already see God working?!?!?!?)
While in the hotel, the person from Speroway happened to meet someone from Operation Blessing. They began to talk about their work and plans and it was mentioned that perhaps Speroway could build a clinic in El Salvador. That night, a mayor was called from San Jose Villanueva (SJV) and the plans were laid out to build a beautiful new clinic. BUT no plans were made to make the clinic function and no funds were alicated for that purpose. But the clinic was build and equiped.
Side step for a minute...several years ago while I was traveling through SJV, I saw the poverty and great need that was there. And God placed in my heart to do something in that area. But I never had an open door. Nothing happened. BUT then, Hand of Hope wanted to come in October of 2016. I saw an open door and knew we were to do a portion of that medical outreach in SJV. I went to a local church there to see if we could use their facilities. Nothing ever came of our meetings. Phone calls were not returned, messages not answered, etc.
Published: 07 April 2017
I want to take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas and Happy New year to Everyone. 2016 has been an absolutely amazing year where God has opened incredible doors for us to reach even more.
Here area few of the highlights from this past year:
~10 Teams from all over the world were bringing blessings to the people of El Salvador
~51,750 hot meals were served in our children's feeding programs
~1000 hot meals were served to our seniors in Cabañas
~During the Christmas holiday, more than 400 gifts bags were give to children, 500 apples given, more than 500 children were blessed in other ways.
~900 patients were seen in our medical outreaches and 89 eternal decisions were made during those outreaches
~Our medical clinic was moved to a new location to reach even more.
~A new Bible study was started to reach more.
~I was blessed by TRWC Life Groups in St. Louis, MO and C3 church in Frisco, TX with a new pick-up truck to carry all of the blessings.
~We were able to bless people all over El Salvador with medicines, coffins, tires for pastors, hundreds of food baskets, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. You name it and we have probably used it to bless someone!!! And this list here in only a partial one!!!
There are so many ways we were blessed this year to bless others. I could spend hours sharing stories and telling of what all HE has done this year and how HE has allowed us to be a part. YOU have touched so many lives this year. YOU have fed literally thousands, given thousands of medicines, given thousands of hugs, given HOPE to so many, given HIM to so many. I am always amazed at how much Hope a
Published: 23 December 2016