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MY NEWEST SPIRITUAL GRANDCHILD, PLEASE PRAY

Saturday, April 10, 2010

At midnight I was sleeping soundly like a good girl and as many of you had told me to do when I hear this terrible noise in the house. I couldn't figure out what it was. Then it emoticoned. All of a sudden I realized it was my phone and jumped up. My spiritual grandchild.
Sure enough the grandfather called to let me know they had just taken the mother to the hospital. They thought the baby would be born May the 1st but had miscalculated.
I stayed up awhile on Spark then went back to bed.
At 8:00 a.m. the phone rang again. The baby had just been born.
THE BABY IS IN ICCU AS THEY ARE MONITORING ITS HEART AS THERE MIGHT BE A DEFECT.
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This child is a miracle child. The mother asked me to pray for her one day as she wanted to have a child and couldn't. The next thing I knew she was pregnant.
They named the child Samuel as they had asked him from God and dedicated him to God even before he was born.
I don't know why I ate so bad for me today, maybe all the excitement. I did have my veggies and fruit but also had two fried drumsticks. Not good.
It will be difficult to get the weight off eating like that.
Thank you all.
Irene

  
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DOINFINE 4/18/2010 11:27AM

    I'm praying for this miraculous child, Samuel, and his mother and family. God will see them all through this troubling time. Jesus is with us in the storms.

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/13/2010 10:32AM

    emoticon for baby, Samuel, and Mom. God has gotten him this far, and he will help Samuel to be strong again.


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KADYDIDIT 4/12/2010 1:27PM

    Praying for Samuel, Mother, and You.

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GIRLINBRAZIL 4/12/2010 6:32AM

    Congratulations to you and to the happy parents, Irene!

Michele

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CAROLYN0107 4/11/2010 11:36PM

    I just prayed for little Samuel. Let us know how he does.

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CHIBIKARATE 4/11/2010 10:29AM

    i am putting samuel in my prayers God Bless Him emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLORYB2014 4/11/2010 10:24AM

    emoticonPraying for Samuel, mother, family and you! You are a good person Irene, so thoughtful of everyone and I believe that YOU have powers you may not even realize!

Thank you for the prayers for me and my Rolly too!
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Can't put near enough LOVE on here for you my friend!
Gloria

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YJNANA 4/11/2010 10:24AM

    Prayers for Samuel and his Mama. You keep us posted on his condition.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/11/2010 10:20AM

    Such a sweet story of your miracle baby. God bless you all!

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JENGRAMMER 4/11/2010 8:46AM

    As you know Irene, we serve the God of miracles and Samuel will be the next one we will all be watching happen.

Thank you for sharing this one and letting us share this blessing.

Jen

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DDCLEADER 4/11/2010 7:36AM

    Irene our prayers are and will be with Samuel. We will also pray for the parents to recieve Gods strength, comfort and understanding.

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FREEDOMSTAR 4/11/2010 7:33AM

    Irene- emoticonprayers going out your way emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 4/10/2010 10:11PM

    emoticon emoticon My prayers are on their way. emoticon emoticon

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AHEALTHIERJAN 4/10/2010 10:09PM

    There are so many things that can send a child to NICU that are easily fixed. I pray that Samuel has one of those, and I pray that God's guides the hearts, minds and hands of doctors and nurses and all who care for Samuel. I also thank God that children can no longer be denied insurance based on this pre-existing condition.

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GRAMMAP1 4/10/2010 9:45PM

    Count me in for praying for Samuel and this Mother that wanted a baby so desperately. I know you will be an encouragement to the Family, Irene. emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 4/10/2010 9:39PM

    Keeping samuel in my prayers.

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HAPPYMOM8 4/10/2010 9:14PM

    Samuel is in my prayers as well.

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DIDMIS 4/10/2010 8:30PM

    Thank you for praying for Samuel. God bless you.
Irene

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NELLIEC 4/10/2010 8:27PM

    I have added this to my prayer list!

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MOM1014 4/10/2010 8:07PM

    I too will pray for Samuel. I have faith that this miracle baby will do just fine. My now 50 year old son was 3 months early and with a heart defect which was repaired when he was two. I just can believe you little tyke will get here and not eventually be be strong and healthy!
Hugs,
Lee

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PRINCESSNURSE 4/10/2010 7:41PM

    I will include Samuel in my prayers!

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MNNSAIDE 4/10/2010 7:24PM

    Irene - Samuel and all the doctors plus parents are in my prayers.

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SHORT TRIP THIS MORNING

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


This is me and the pastors where I am building. The building looks a lot better than this now as the parsonage is almost done. We have a few more things to do which will take a few hundred dollars more but it is going to be nice for that part of Mexico.
This morning I met the pastor's wives sisters on this side of the bridge separating Mexico and the US.
I didn't realize they have papers to come over but they do so it worked out just fine.
There is continued violence there, one day it said eight more gunned down and the day before had a long list of killings. The girls said it is more calm right now but at night is when it is worse.
I am glad I did get the money for the building to them.
Thank you all for your prayers and for your comments on my blogs about Mexico and my work there.
Irene

  
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CAROLYN0107 4/9/2010 4:45AM

    It's so nice that the gals had papers to come to YOU rather than you going to them. I'm glad you were able to give them the money that you had for the projects. Thanks for stopping by my "Lousy Posture" blog.
HUGS.

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VERITY50 4/8/2010 11:24PM

    I am so happy to hear that all is well and that God's work continues. Many blessings to you and the church your ministry is building.

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DIDMIS 4/8/2010 8:18PM

    Thank you again all of my emoticon,s

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KADYDIDIT 4/8/2010 6:36PM

    The best rewards will come to you when God gives out crowns. I know many are blessed because of your sacrifice. :)

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LAVENDERLILY 4/8/2010 5:40PM

    Your life is an inspiration to us all.

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HAPPYMOM8 4/8/2010 5:15PM

    Only a few among us go beyond the call of duty to help others but you are definately one of them. Thanks for your updates! Pat

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DIDMIS 4/8/2010 2:53AM

    Jane, the pastor is the builder. That is his profession. He is a great block layer and has done almost all the work himself. The people have put a little bit into it financially.
Irene

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GRAMMAP1 4/7/2010 10:56PM

    We praise the Lord your trip went well, Irene. Are the church Folk building or do you have a contractor? Our Son oversees some projects and works with the Africans, but sometimes the village folks lack in enthusiasm. I think we try to get them to put 10% into the finances and that doesn't always go well either. But they really are poor..we understand that. emoticon

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DIDMIS 4/7/2010 6:35PM

    Gloria I wrote to you letting you know about the rest of my day.
Irene

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GLORYB2014 4/7/2010 6:31PM

    God Bless you Irene, you do such good work for Him!
I'm glad your trip was a safe one and I love this photo of you and the pastors.
Keep on letting us know how it's all coming along dear friend.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 4/7/2010 5:43PM

    Blessings Irene! God continues to get His work done! Thank you for being so faithful to Him and those you serve!

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AHEALTHIERJAN 4/7/2010 4:44PM

    You are a brave and dedicated woman. May god continue to bless you.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/7/2010 3:34PM

    It is a wonderful work you are doing, Irene. God be with you, sparkfriend. Edie

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ANOTHER UPDATE ON MEXICO

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I was absolutely shocked when I read the paper today. In Reynosa right across from me and where I have the church and parsonage they had shut off some of the streets and advised people to stay off of them.
In Matamoros two jailers were arrested for helping people escape from the prison. This is only about 70 or 80 miles from me.
In Zapata two helicopters were sighted from Mexico at different times.
Down in Mexico City which is far from me they are having uprisings.
A border patrol man was stoned as he tried to stop drug trafficers and of course he was on the US side of the border.
And all of this in one days paper.
We need to pray for Mexico and the US as well as many parts of the world.
I don't know when I will be able to get back into Mexico.
Irene

  
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GRACEISENUF 4/3/2010 11:16PM

    I don't believe the door is closed either....when he sends he equips and he will guard your steps and protect you from all harm and evil until his purposes are fulfilled. I will pray for the people of Mexico and your call to missions there.
(((HUGS)))
I hope you Easter is wonderful!





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DIDMIS 4/3/2010 11:07PM

    I will have another update when I feel like writing it. More killings in Reynosa.
Irene

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KITTY1970 4/3/2010 11:04PM

    emoticonfor you. Happy Resurrection Day.

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CAROLYNVIL 4/1/2010 7:16PM

    My prayers are with you.

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JEANSHEP2 4/1/2010 4:16PM

    Goodness, Irene, do be safe and wait on the Lord's direction. We love you and pray dily for you and those you minister to.

Hugs,
Jean

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BETTYAHE 4/1/2010 3:15PM

    God Bless you and the people in Mexico! Thank you for the update. This is so surreal. Be careful Irene.

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PEEDLE 4/1/2010 3:01PM

    Irene, I come and go as I please and have no real inkling of what it must be like for those who are afraid to go out and must live behind closed doors.
One more think to talk to God about; prayers for a resolution of that conflict, safe living conditions for the people, and a reminder to me to thank God for His blessings of a safe place to live. How often do I think of that? I'm afraid I have taken it for granted.
Mary Lou

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DIDMIS 4/1/2010 11:37AM

    Thank you all for your prayers.
Irene

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/1/2010 11:31AM

    Oh my goodness, Irene. Please don't put yourself in such danger. We will pray for you and your people! Edie emoticon

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AZIMAT 4/1/2010 9:52AM

    According to the President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, on the Farid Zakaria show this week on CNN, THOUSANDS of gun shops just on our side of the border are selling massive amounts of guns, including assault weapons. The gun lobby in our country is supporting this carnage.

I am praying for your safety. You DO have somewhere else to go if you must. God makes a way. Peace to you, sister.

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DIDMIS 4/1/2010 5:49AM

    I don't believe the door has closed. I believe it is a temporary lay over while God shows His perfect timing. I am still hoping to teach in Miguel Aleman Mexico come August. We will see what the missionary who plans the school feels by then. emoticon

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VERITY50 3/31/2010 11:22PM

    I was just talking to a friend today about traveling to Mexico. She plans on traveling to Cancun, but she at least decided on a direct flight instead of a layover in Mexico City. I pray that this Holy Week will allow you spend some quality time with God. While you are away from Mexico, I know you feel closer than ever to the people you have ministered to for so many years. They always say when one door closes another opens. I am praying that God opens a new door of opportunity for your ministry.

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AHEALTHIERJAN 3/31/2010 10:41PM

    Oh, Irene, I know this must feel horrific. I know that you fear for folks you love, and that they are in a place of real danger. And yet we know that in Christ "all will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well." So we pray for their safety, and for yours, and for a place you love, and we know that God will bring good from this evil, even as wish pray this cup might pass.

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ANASNEWBODY 3/31/2010 10:27PM

    My prayers are with you. Be safe.

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DIDMIS 3/31/2010 9:24PM

    I don't have any place to move to and I think I am safe here. I did go to the bridge yesterday to see where I was going to meet the pastor's wifes sister as she will come over for the money I need to send for the parsonage.


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GRAMMAP1 3/31/2010 9:19PM

    We surely are praying Irene. Are you safe where you are? Or should you move north for a little while? Please stay safe, my Friend.

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UPDATE ON MEXICO

Monday, March 29, 2010

Today the pastor's wife, who also pastors with her husband, called.
Her sister has papers to come to the states so she is coming to pick up what I have for them. They said it is still dangerous over there. We wanted to dedicate the parsonage soon as it is almost finished but since the people can't come in the day they didn't want it in the day. She also said that church attendance is down as many stay home with their doors shut. They never know when something is going to happen.
So I will make arrangements this time for the sister to come over and hope this will be over soon. They shoot just anyone she said and have grenades also.
That is the last update.
Thank you so much for your prayers. God bless you and all of the missionaries in the whole world.
Irene

  
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DONANDMARY77 3/30/2010 1:59PM

    Blessings to you....

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DDCLEADER 3/30/2010 6:59AM

    Thank you Irene for the update. It is so sad that Americans help to fule this violence by wanting the drugs that are behind all of this. God Bless you as you work to make a difference with your words and actions. Praying for peace for the innocent victims.

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JODIRICHARDS 3/30/2010 12:17AM

    We will be praying, but it seems to be a sign of the times.

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GRAMMAP1 3/29/2010 10:53PM

    Instability is a terrible threat. I am glad you are waiting until things settle down before crossing the border. It is good that information is still coming. We are praying. I pray daily for Missionaries and our Military personnel.

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MNNSAIDE 3/29/2010 6:29PM

    So glad that you will not be driving into Mexico.



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VERITY50 3/29/2010 5:43PM

    God is able!

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DIDMIS 3/29/2010 5:36PM

    Thank you for your prayers.


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WALNUT5612 3/29/2010 4:22PM

    I am praying for less violence in Mexico!

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MRE1956 3/29/2010 3:21PM

    I will continue to keep you in my best thoughts and pray that the situation settles down once and for all.....

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MEXICO AND THE US

Friday, March 26, 2010

I just heard at noon that some drug men escaped jail on the US side just recently. They catch them, put them in jail and then they have big shots in Mexico who help them escape.
Also found out today that there were about three cars, one with drugs and the others protecting him and the police went after them. That was on this side also.
They hit a van killing a lady and sending the other three occupants to the hospital in critical condition.
Seems like it isn't too save anywhere except under the shadow of the Almighty.
God has protected me and will until He is through with me.
My helper is coming over in a minute and bringing things for the day of the Child in Mexico. It is in April and we plan to go before then.
I know many of you have expressed your concern so thought I would update you.

  
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DIDMIS 4/1/2010 2:32PM

    No MOM1014 I did not decide to make the trip. If you read the blogs that follow you will see I am meeting the pastor's sister in law close to the bridge on our side since she has papers and she will pick up the money I have for the building. I think it is best for the time being to wait for the Lord's timing.
Irene.


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MOM1014 4/1/2010 2:28PM

    Glad you are safe Irene. Sorry I didn't realize you decided to make the trip.
Hugs,
Lee

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BETTYAHE 3/29/2010 5:41PM

    How very sad. I will keep you and those in Mexico in my prayers, Irene.

BTW, I like your photo on this blog!

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DIDMIS 3/29/2010 3:11PM

    Today the pastor's wife, who also pastors with her husband, called.
Her sister has papers to come to the states so she is coming to pick up what I have for them. They said it is still dangerous over there. We wanted to dedicate the parsonage soon as it is almost finished but since the people can't come in the day they didn't want it in the day. She also said that church attendance is down as many stay home with their doors shut. They never know when something is going to happen.
So I will make arrangements this time for the sister to come over and hope this will be over soon. They shoot just anyone she said and have grenades also.
That is the last update.
Irene

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AZIMAT 3/29/2010 12:51PM

    Oh Lord, we are all such unlikely servants, guide us all in Your work especially sister Irene, and protect us all from harm as we do Your service, wherever we may be, in Jesus' name we pray.

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VERITY50 3/28/2010 10:29PM

    The angel that God has assigned to you will protect you whereever you go. emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 3/27/2010 8:51PM

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GLORYB2014 3/27/2010 7:21AM

    And even when He is through with you, He'll keep you under his wing Irene!

Thanks for all this info, otherwise I'd be in the dark about it.

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Gloria

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HAPPYMOM8 3/26/2010 11:38PM

    Thanks for the update Irene!

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DIDMIS 3/26/2010 7:22PM

    Thanks to all of you. I will let you know when I travel.

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DIDMIS 3/26/2010 7:18PM

    Kyann I heard they were having trouble in El Paso also.
Irene

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KYANN402 3/26/2010 6:54PM

    A young friend of mine is doing mission work in Ciudad Juarez. She's having to move across the border to El Paso this week. She hasn't said so, but I'm sure her safety is one of the reasons. She was living deep in the center of Juarez, not in the safest of areas.

I know you will listen and follow the guiding of the Spirit.

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GIRLINBRAZIL 3/26/2010 6:26PM

    Let us know when you are traveling back and forth so we can all pray for you!

Glad to hear from you today!

Michele

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AHEALTHIERJAN 3/26/2010 4:45PM

    It's horrible what's going on down there, and we don't hear nearly enough about it up here. I know this is an especially difficult time for you. Be careful, and remember that Jesus told us not just to be innocent, but to be sly as well. God be with you and with those you love.

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