Tears at Night… Inconsolable Grief!

5 Those who sow with tears     will reap with songs of joy. 6 Those who go out weeping,     carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy,     carrying sheaves with them. Psalm 126: 5-6 There are approximately 153 million orphans recorded around the world. According to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), if orphans were a country … Continue reading

Christ Has Come! Merry Christmas 2018!

Tomorrow is my favorite day of the year. Most may assume that this is somehow connected with the habitual practice of receiving gifts on Christmas, but actually that has not been a big part of the celebration of Christmas for me. The reason that tomorrow, Christmas, is my favorite day of the year is because … Continue reading

Warmth at Christmas…

Christmas for many is a great time of family, celebration, and festivities. However, for many in the world, Christmas is a time of great challenge. While in the north it is literally cold during Christmas, the emotional state for many around the world in the holiday season is also very cold! It is hard to … Continue reading

$40 For 40! Happy Birthday Jesse!

Birthdays, for many, are a joyous occasion of celebration! It’s a time to celebrate the completion of another year of life! There are some specific birthdays that have added significance for us as well… a first birthday, a sweet sixteen, turning 18, the first quarter of a century (25th), over the hill (40th), half a … Continue reading

Love Wins!

A smelly, dirty, obnoxious little boy would show up at church each Sunday morning. He was fortunate that a caring Christian couple would rescue him from his hellish living circumstances, at least for a few hours every Sunday. People did not want to be near him, as his smell and his behavior were very off … Continue reading

In Urgent Times… Trust, Pray, and Obey!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart! Lean not on your own understanding! In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path!      – – – Proverbs 3:5-6 The title really says it all! It also reminds me of a great old hymn that I learned as a young boy… … Continue reading

Helping Brenda!

In June Abogar began a Help For Brenda campaign. We were struck by the genuine need and urgency of her situation! Brenda lost her husband in the eruption of Volcano Fuego on June 3rd, 2018, as he heroically was trying to rescue two children from the eruption. Brenda’s three children also now find themselves fatherless. … Continue reading

Abogar’s Capital Campaign – Multi-Purpose Center and Beyond!

Abogar International Ministries recently has begun intentionally looking for property on the ground in Guatemala, to enable Abogar Guatemala to grow and thrive! As of next month, Abogar Guatemala will no longer have a facility to use for it’s Vidas Nuevas en Villa Nueva (New Lives in the New Village) ministry! After much prayer, discussion, … Continue reading

Being About Greatness… And Being Misunderstood!

“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and … Continue reading