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Journals of My Journeys

Follow the life of missionary Paul and interact with him. We welcome your comments.  All comments are moderated and reviewed before they are made available for others to view.

Dear Friends,

Since I last wrote you about Shequin, he suddenly disappeared.  I spoke with the family from our church that lives in his barrio and helped get him to the camp 5 years ago.  Shequin is one of so many children who desperately needs to know how much Jesus loves them despite all the rejection that they’ve received from the world.  We’re still praying that he’ll show up again and well, and that he’ll accept the invitation that he received to enter into a ministry that will care for him and love him.

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Dear Friends,

A few years back, God really touched me after spending the night at a hospital with a camper from a shanty town area close to Esparza and then taking him home and seeing the place that was his home.  I was a bit taken back by what I saw - a dirt floor, makeshift walls and roof, the very, very basics.

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Dear Friends,

Now that my two children are grown up, I'm more and more thankful for each moment that I spend with my them.  Even though the song "Butterfly Kisses," is about a father reflecting on his relationship with his daughter as he hands her over to be married, I really, really can relate to the phrase, "With all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right."  I feel that way about my relationship to my son Roy also.  I can't redeem the past, but I'm thankful for each moment that I can spend with him.  One of those moments was this past Saturday, as he and I and another father/son combination Azarias and Erick respectively, helped finish "plyrocking" the inside and outside walls of our powerhouse building, that will be our new power distribution center by the end of the year.  There is a lot of work to be done, but Erick, an engineer, heads up our team of young engineers that is speer-heading this solar project.  I am thankful for them.  In mid-December Rick from Florida is scheduled to come and connect the solar system together so that we hope to have 2400 watts of power available for use at the camp.  For more information on this project go to the homepage and look at the article on this project. 

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Hello everyone,

I'm back at blogging once again.  I hope that you enjoy my journal entries and that I can correspond with many of you through this medium.  Today, I'm going to tell you a little bit about our farm.  ____ Miguel had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.  Miguel is the camp's full-time worker, of which milking the cows is one of his duties.  Every day, and I mean everyday, Miguel goes out to the camp and milks our dairy herd.  We're at our lowest production in years, simply because of our own fault of having gone for a period last year without a bull, so our calf production is down this year and subsequently, milk production, too.  But yesterday Miguel spent the entire day looking for new cows on the highways and by-ways.  It's harder and harder now to find good milking cows for a reasonable price that have just calved.  But he had a good lead on one, even though they were asking $1,500 for the cow and calf.  While Miguel was out looking for cows, I volunteered to finish his farm duties so that he could get on the road right away.  Of course, he had already milked the cows, as I've purposely not allowed myself to learn how to do that.  But, as some of you know, we produce cheese, so I took our Polaris side by side back out to the farm with the whey, fed the pigs, put the milk cans back in the corral (cow barn), and led the cattle back out to the road to send them off to their grazing area.  It was pretty exciting, especially since our bull is fully grown and doesn't really know me well, but I worked through it.

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Dear Blog Visitors,

What a blessing to be able to communicate with you on a regular basis through this wonderful tool.

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