Sunday, February 1, 2009

Rancho Esperanza Wish List

Hello to all of you on this blessed Sunday! This isn't my post on the school system in Guatemala- I'll get to that a little later (probably tomorrow morning when I'll have a few hours of peace and quiet to write). This post is to inform you all of a "Rancho Esperanza" Wish List that is up on Some of you have shown an interest in donating items needed by the orphanage, and making a wish list was the easiest way for us to make aware some of the needs down here. It's not that these items need to be purchased from Target- using Target's "Wish List" application was just the easiest way for Karen and I to "go shopping" and list items publically (we can both be a bit electronically challenged at times).

If God has placed it on your heart to donate something to the Rancho Esperanza ministry, we will consider it a HUGE blessing. Even if we receive one thing from the list, it will have been a success. However, other than these material items, we are ALWAYS in need of prayer, and thankfully that is something that every one of us is able to do. I would like to say thank you to each one of you who have been faithfully praying for me and for this ministry. Your prayers are felt and appreciated every single day.

Our reason for posting the list at this time is because I am coming back to Knoxville for two weeks at the end of the month for my brother's wedding, and because I do not plan on bringing many things with me for my visit, I will have room in my suitcases to bring back any items with me when I return to Rio Dulce.

If you feel led to donate, you can access the Wish List website by going to and you can e-mail me at so we can arrange a way to get the things in my suitcase before I head back to Guatemala on March 10th.

Like I said, every little bit helps (I've been amazed at how even the simplest things that we use on a daily basis in the US can be impossible to find in Guatemala). Thanks to you all and I hope you have a fantastic week!

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