Happy 11th Birthday Mikela!

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Mikela was just 10 months-old and 4 pounds when she came into our lives. She was brought through the mission gates by a neighbor. She had been abandoned and left to die. She was too weak to even hold up her head. We planned for her to spend the night in the birthing center with […]

Family Game Night…

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Tonight was family night in our house! Jose made pizza and baked a cookie cake! I promised the kids we would play games tonight and of course no one could agree on one – so we played 2. The twins wanted to play the Spiderman Memory Game. Can I just say that I have NO […]

Serving As A Family…

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For the past several months I’ve been really concerned about our Children’s Church. I feel like it’s been falling through the cracks and no one was taking ownership of leading our children. My kids would come home and tell me one of the following: 1 – They keep teaching about the same thing 2 – […]

Happy 4th of July!

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Tonight we celebrated the 4th of July for the first time in our home! (Well outside the home :) ). Jose did everything he could to make today a memorable day…. and it was!  We decided to have a cookout in our front yard. We normally do bonfires at the beach but today we wanted […]

What Came First – The Chicken Or The Egg?

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This past Friday – MAF came to the Mole to pick up a short-term missionary team. We asked them if they wouldn’t mind bringing some cargo on that flight. They happily agreed! :) So now our campus has 20 chickens! We bought the chickens in Port-au-Prince from Haiti Broilers. They are Jamaican chickens raised in […]

Happy 5th Birthday Asher & Levi…

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Today my babies are 5 years old! It was during the October 2008 Surgery team that I had found out I was pregnant. It was so unexpected – almost unbelievable. The mission has an ultrasound machine that Dr. Joseph uses for his pregnant patients. So one evening Jose & I went down there (as we […]

The Lord Is My Strength…

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I have spent the last few weeks listening to podcasts, working through several different Bible Studies, finding time alone to worship, & really trying to throw myself into the Word. It’s easy to talk to God but it’s not always easy to hear His response. You see satan yells lies because he has too. He’s […]

Deep Thoughts with Gabriel….

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Gabriel loves to draw! Sometimes he doesn’t have the words to get out his thoughts – but he’s a deep thinker just the same.  He expresses himself through his drawings and it gives us a glimpse of what’s happening in his little world. Today he brought me his latest creation and I’m still processing what […]

Meet Ella…

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This summer is full of birthdays in the Castillo home! It’s hard to believe in just a few more weeks (June 25th) Asher & Levi will be 5 years old! On July 11th Mikela will be 11 years old and on July 21st Gabriel will be 7 years old! That’s 4 birthdays (half of our […]

Summer-Time Rewind…

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Summer. A time where friends and family come together for picnics and reunions. A time when the sun bears with us just a few more hours so we can get home from work, wrestle with the kids, & put the hamburgers on the grill before the night begins to fall. A time where we sit […]

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