Friday, August 27, 2010

Please take a moment to watch the video that Josh and Jessica put together and will be showing during their upcoming speaking engagements at churches in the USA. Lots of cute video of the kids!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mynor's miracle

Some wonderful news regarding a miracle in the life of baby Mynor, Casa Shalom's youngest child. Now 8-months-old, Mynor was diagnosed many months ago with a hernia that would need surgery to repair. We had to wait until Mynor was big enough to schedule the surgery, and anyone who has seen him recently knows that put...ting on weight has not been a problem for the little guy! His surgery was scheduled for a few days ago, and an exam was done last week, where it was again confirmed that the procedure was necessary. He was taken to the hospital for the operation, where the doctors discovered that all traces of his hernia had disappeared! 3 different doctors examined him, and all said they had never seen anything like it. We give praise to our Lord Jesus Christ for healing baby Mynor and sparing him this operation!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Going Stateside

Tomorrow morning, Josh and Jessica will be leaving for the USA, to begin a six-week fundraising tour, with the goal of raising support for their 3rd year on the mission field. We ask for your prayers as they speak to churches around Florida, and share with them their vision for the very special kids of Casa Shalom. Continue to watch for updates on this blog, and on the Casa Shalom Facebook page. (

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Church of God Youth Day

Today, the Church of God in Guatemala celebrated Youth Day by having a special service in Guatemala City that was attended by teens from all over the country, including the youth of Casa Shalom. Bands played special music, there was a special message directed at the teens, and Casa Shalom was given part of the service to speak and raise awareness about how we minister to our kids. The teens had a blast!

The kids, armed with their VIP passes, prepare to enter the service.

Brothers Martin and Clemente are excited to attend the youth service.

Free Casa Shalom buttons were passed out.

Benjamin and Elias manned the Casa Shalom information booth.

Karen and Enma especially enjoyed the music.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Video in progress

We at Casa Shalom are in the process of making a promotional video that will be distributed in Spanish to many Guatemalan churches and civic groups. We have recorded lots of video, interviewed the kids, and are now recording the audio in English to share on this website!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Micah Challenge International

Please take a moment to check out the website for Micah Challenge International, a group that works to establish awareness and action in favor of the world's poor by combating poverty and malnutrition, fighting for universal primary education, gender equality and more. Dr. Rick Waldrop, Casa Shalom's founder, was recently named Church of God liaison for the Micah Challenge, and will be encouraging churches to act on behalf of the poor!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Casa Shalom featured on Link for Health

Casa Shalom is currently the featured project on the website Link for Health, which is dedicated to linking Guatemalan non-profit organizations with those who are interested in bettering the quality of life in Guatemala. To check out Casa Shalom's profile, clink on the following link:
Casa Shalom on Link for Health

Monday, August 2, 2010

A note from Josh & Jessica: We are getting excited about our upcoming trip to the USA to fundraise for our 3rd year on the mission field! We will be there from the last week of August through mid-October. If you are interested in having us speak with your congregation, we would love to share our ministry at Casa Shalom with your church! If you are interested, please send us an email at: