Happy Easter 2015!

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HAPPY  EASTER! This morning’s sunrise service started at 6am! It was still dark outside…guess that’s why it’s called a SUNRISE service!!  I’m so proud of my kids for waking up at 5am to get ready for church! It was definitely a stretch for me. I’m not really a morning person….considering my nights typically don’t end until […]

The Dollar Club Update 2…

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What a great day to be a Castillo Kid!! :D It’s been a few weeks since we’ve been able to check the mail and we got 68 cards this weekend!! WAHOO!!! I love watching the excitement of the kids when they see that many people were thinking about them. I laid all the cards out […]

Rosie’s Granny

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In December while visiting the St. Louis Campus, I noticed a woman & a young boy sitting at a table upstairs where the Americans eat. We were there decorating the campus for the Orphanage Christmas Party. I couldn’t understand who she was or what she wanted. She motioned for me to come over.  I sat […]

Flour, Oil, & Antibiotics

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Flour, Oil, & Antibiotics BY CASTILLO ON MARCH 6, 2015 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) While my faith in God is great, at times I feel like the skeptic widow when Elijah told her to make him some pancakes (or something like that) from 1 Kings 17. She had only enough for herself and […]

Dad’s 70th Birthday Celebration…

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We are hosting Larry Owen’s 70th Birthday & 50th Year of Ministry Celebration on May 2nd in Lexington, KY! That’s right  -ALL the Owens under one roof! The Owen kids & grandkids are getting together for an afternoon of fun! I remember growing up singing on the back of flatbed wagons in the middle of […]

The Dollar Club Update 1…

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We just got our first set of letters in the Mole this week! The kids were SO excited!! They each got two cards & one addressed to all of them! We’re still looking for the perfect place to hang them in the orphanage. They now have $24.00 to help their orphan friends! WAHOO! The mail goes […]

Thanks For A Great Month Diane!

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Yesterday one of my very best friends headed home after a wonderful month in the Mole! I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone. Seems like she just got here. Diane is like the energizer bunny! I don’t think I know ANYONE who has as much energy and zeal as she does! She brought […]

Join The Dollar Club!

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Join the Dollar Club! A few days ago my kids opened up a special card from a very special lady. To their pleasant surprise – each card had a dollar in it. I love that my children are very mission-minded. They know that we are struggling to find sponsors for the orphanage. My BOYS said wouldn’t […]

Surely We Can Change….Something

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The kids and I have been looking through photos from our past five years…there’s over 50,000 pictures and even when you select sort by date – it doesn’t work!! Makes for an interesting slide show as we flip through them all! As you know when teams come to Haiti we ask for their camera cards […]

Rebuilding A Work Worthy of Our King…

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When I was in college, I had a fascination for the social sciences. One of the areas that I truly loved was learning how our dreams reflect how we perceive our current circumstances. I remember in particular the topic of death in dreams. Interestingly enough, when you dream of someone dying or even of yourself […]

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