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Another little Miracle in Mexico FAITH and PRAYER works

This morning I was in Tijuana.  I wanted to get home at a descent hour so last night I considered getting up at 2 or 3 am to take a taxi to the border and walk across so I could be at the airport before 6 am.  Well, I wake up at 2 am and think I am too tired to get up now, sleep for another hour.  At 3:30am I wake up and say ok lets get going.  I wake one of the volunteers to lock the hospital back up as I leave.  With my 2 suitcases, I walk down to the taco stand and wait for a taxi.  Of course, I didn’t call for one thinking they would be running up and down the street all night.  I also thought last night that I would be all alone on the street corner and could be mugged, murdered or kidnapped being all by myself.  I am on the corner looking both ways for a taxi and after 10 minutes I realize that the street is totally dead.  Two dogs are rumaging through the trash at Flash Grocery store.  No people no cars.  I rest easy, no mugging, murdering or kidnapping.  Finally a car comes towards me  and sure enough it is a taxi.  I step out on the curb and waive my hand for him to stop.  No stopping.  I yell ALTO and PARE but no stopping.  What do I do now to get down to the border so I can walk across and make it to the airport on time.  I thought I could walk to the nearest gas station, 1.5miles away and get a taxi there.  Wow, that is a long walk with luggage.  I thought I will wait 5 more minutes and then start to walk.  There was a pay phone on the corner but of course I had no number for a taxi and no coins to run the phone.  I am locked out of the hospital to get someone to drive me down.  No cars.  4 minutes and finally a car 8 blocks away is heading towards me.  Yes, it has a taxi light on top.  This time I get out in the road and waive him down.  He stops and I ask him if he can take me to the border to walk across.  In perfect English, he says yes.  I just about hugged him.  On the way to the border he turns on his radio.  He tells me it is a Christian Radio station.  He proceeds to tell me he is a member of the Apostolic New Life church in the neighborhood by the hospital.  He also told me that he was heading home for the night but had prayed for one more passenger.   I looked at him and told him that I was standing on the corner praying that a taxi would show up to take me to the border.  We smiled at each other and he said that goes to show you who is in charge.  Such a nice guy.  He lives 5 blocks from the hospital. I made it to the border, crossed in 30 minutes, took the trolley and made it to the airport on time to catch my first flight.  Little things like this tell me that I am on the right road.  It reassures me that faith and prayer works. BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter

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Guatemala Trip

We owe a debt a gratitude to Gordon and Pam Hamm for the groundwork they have done in Seanahu-Seamy. The people Love them and appreciate so much all they have done for them and continue to do. It was really an amazing trip. I will outline some of the projects and some recommendations for the future. With all the projects we worked through the District President, President Lico. Gordon had made that recommendation and it worked very well. I have met few church leaders who have the passion for the work and the Love for his people that he demonstrated to our group. He was always the one in front, lifting the heavy objects giving of himself. I know his personal situation is tight because of the economy. He took the 10 ride in the bus to meet us at the airport, and the 10 hr ride back to Guatemala with us. These trips were round trip for us. On one day we went to Semuc Champay and he went with us. The driver took the wrong turn and it ended up taking us 6 Hours to get there, fortunately it only took 3 to get us back. We took many of our meals in his home, because his restaraunt in the square did not have water. The meals were very good and the price of 15Q (around $2 US) were very reasonable, about half of what the meal would be in the other restaraunt. He received instruction for the stove installation from the representaive of the Maya Relief and went with us into the mountains to install the stoves. Some of the areas of his district are 4 Hours from Senahu on dirt roads and on one Sunday he made the trip into the mountains to see to the needs of members in his district. Having said that about him, it would be my recommendation that anyone we consider in that area for employment be President Lico. He has a very good handle on the needs in his district and has the respect of his members.

Ted Dodge

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Report on work in Ecuador for 2011

Dr. Zambrano just called and reported that they served over 51,000 people last year with the dental and medical team he has.  34,000 were under the contract with Petro Ecuador Oil Company and 17,000 elsewhere.  What a great work he has done with such a limited budget. Dr. Zambrano and his family plans to be here in the USA on Feb. 4-18.  We are always looking for funds and donors to continue this great work.  If you know of anyone that would consider helping and want to meet Dr. Zambrano, let me know.  He will be staying in Bountiful. BE GOOD AND DO GOOD. Gordon Carter

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Report on work in Ecuador for 2011

Dr. Zambrano just called and reported that they served over 51,000 people last year with the dental and medical team he has.  34,000 were under the contract with Petro Ecuador Oil Company and 17,000 elsewhere.  What a great work he has done with such a limited budget. Dr. Zambrano and his family plans to be here in the USA on Feb. 4-18.  We are always looking for funds and donors to continue this great work.  If you know of anyone that would consider helping and want to meet Dr. Zambrano, let me know.  He will be staying in Bountiful. BE GOOD AND DO GOOD. Gordon Carter

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Mexico Trip

A group of around 30 people drove down to Tijuana Mexico over the Christmas break to do some construction projects for some needy families. Clint Carter took his flip video along and took some short video clips of some of the activities. We would like to thank all of those families, and students for giving of their time and money to help on this project. We hope that all that were involved found the experience fun and rewarding.

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Trip to Pavones, Costa Rica

Trip to Pavones, Costa Rica The volunteers of www.helpbuildschoolsaroundtheworld.org have bought tickets and are gearing up to leave November 15th 2011 to the small town Pavones, Costa Rica. The purpose of this trip will be to procure the land for the future high school. Meet the teacher Gerardo Mendoza who is presently teaching the homeschool high school classes. And meet the students that are involved in the homeschool program as well as any other high school age kids that need help getting involved.

Here are some things the Homeschool program needs:

1. Computer Printer. 2. Homeschool Books for 6 more students. 3. Donations to help pay for the teacher. (Right now he comes once a week, it would be beneficial for the student to have him come at least twice a week.). 4. Money to pay for an Architect to Plan and Design the future high school. 5. Money to pay for the Building supplies.

All Donations can be made through the www.charityanywhere.org Foundation.

Make sure you specify when making a donation that it is for the High School in Pavones, Costa Rica.

Thanks for all your help and support

Help Build Schools Around The World 68 East 300 North North Salt Lake, Utah, 84054

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