Louise Boom

Louise Boom


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  • 1. LeighAnn  |  July 22, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Hey mam’
    Hope it is a great trip for the group. Wish I could have come. Surviving without Albie. Everyone has my days planned for me to keep me busy and all have volunteered to take the kids.
    Hope God really works in the lives of the kids and you see some changes in them. Keep Albie off ladders for me 🙂
    Love ya LeighAnn

  • 2. Carol Riemersma  |  July 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Louise,
    Left the message with Bob about Mackenzie. Hope all is going well on the Guatemala front and that everyone sees God working in and through all of you.
    You’re all In our prayers,

  • 3. Brittany Boom  |  July 23, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Hi Louise!
    Bri and I have been thinking about you two and praying for a safe and fun trip! Hope everything is going stellar! Miss you and can’t wait to hear all of the amazing stories when you get back! Thanks for being such and amazing Mom (in-law) and such an amazing example of God’s love to me! Sending you nothing but the sweetest blessings!

    Love you, Britt

  • 4. Louise  |  July 23, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    we feel like we’re living in a hotel now ‘cuz we have electricity!! we were 3 days without electricity and cold water only. Everyone was amazing with that…t no one seemed to mind. we were up before daylight 5:00am, and would be in bed by 9:00pm it gets dark at 6:00. We were up in the mountains; it was beautiful, it rained daily, but at amazing times when it was o.lk. with our work. The next two days we’ll be going to clinics. Love to you all!!

  • 5. lynda kuperus  |  July 24, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Keep up the good work! Thank you,God, for Louise and the otheer leaders and their willingness to lead these kids thru this experience. Give them strenghth, endurance, and patience.Give them words to speak and prayers to say, and safety.Amen Love you and thanks,Weeze

  • 6. louise  |  July 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    thanks, Lynda, for the great encouragement..and Brittany…you, too are amazing! one more day without Bri, huh? We are all pretty tired ‘cuz so many of us got bit with bugs last night. they’re spraying today. Hannah thought she had hives again until she saw all the rest of our legs, faces, etc.
    I forgot to mention how many accepted Jesus yesterday when dedicating homes. this one woman was crying out to God, literally CRYING out ‘cuz her prayers were answered with her adult son accepting Jesus. it was so powerful and reminded me of how weak my prayer life is, the CALLING out to the Lord of our universe!
    It’s lunch time, then on to clinics. our kids have been so great with the kids, with helping everything, with our singing with devotions…..what a great group God has sent here. Thanks for all your prayers and love…we FEEL it 🙂 Love you all

  • 7. gregJohnson  |  July 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Louise! Am thrilled to hear sone of things God is doing thru you and the youth. I continue to pray for your health and safety. God is so amazing–we cannot even begin to fathom how He will change the lives of everyone involved this week. Tell Doug to read his e-mail and at least attempt to send us a note. God bless you all! Lynda

  • 8. Angie Engerson  |  July 24, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Louise,

    Praying for all the souls and lives the group has changed. Can’t wait to hear the stories.

    Thanks for your leadership….



  • 9. CamieCakes  |  July 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Louise,
    you Rock, keep up the good work and please say hi to Shannon Weaver from Camiecakes

  • 10. Louise  |  July 25, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Hey Encouragers,
    Our clinic last night was 2 hours away, with tons of bumps along the way. When we got there, people were lining up, ready to get meds. The village wasn’t as big as when I was here before. We went in with the knowledge that they’re very religious, that things must be DONE in order to know Jesus. so we did much praying against that, praying for a celebration of true freedom. While meds were handed out, we played tag with the kids, colored, jump roped (yes, we have pics of Doug Johnson jumping rope!!!), painted nail polish on kids’ hands, etc. The Jesus film was shown, then AFter that we sang as a group to them, then gave 4 testimonies (from kids—it was powerful). From there Preacher Man took over, and there were sooo many who raised their hands to accept Jesus, including kids. There was one little guy in Marie’s arms who hadn’t known who Jesus was and after watching the Jesus film and hearing the Pastor, he raised his arm high while in Marie’s arms. She couldn’t stop the tears. Our bugs are gone—we kept all our windows shut last night and they sprayed our rooms. they’re like no seeims, very tiny that come in thru the screen and bite to draw blood. seriously, thanks sooo much for all your prayers. We have been sooo strengthened by them. We were all so tired yesterday, but no on acted it by the time we were in the village. Blessings and love!

  • 11. Lori  |  July 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Thanking God for the work He is doing through CRC team……

    Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things.
    Isaiah 25:1
    ❤ Sierra's <3….mom

  • 12. Lori  |  July 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    What awesome stories! Praying for CRC to keep sharing and changing lives…….

    Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things.

    Isaiah 25:1

  • 13. becky elle's mom:)  |  July 25, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    how wonderful to hear about the experiences that you are all sharing. i am paraying daily for the safety of you all. sounds like the LORD is taking care of you and giving you much strength to spread his word

    we will continue to keep you in our prayers

  • 14. Louise  |  July 26, 2009 at 7:25 am

    our clinics are done—God is soo amazaing and it’s been such fun watching Him work in our lives and in Guatemala people’s lives. I told you kids gave their testimony. the first night they were Austin, Shannon, Erika, and Chris. Last night it was Marie, Elle, Jeremy, and Matt. Hermano Jesus, our preacher man, didn’t even feel he should preach, but instead went off their testimonies before giving the invitation to accept Jesus. A few kids said yes. We were asked to start praying. Earlier God had told me to pray for an unthawing of hearts. As we were praying as a group, one old woman came forward; then another, then slowly they started coming, one man with tears streaming down his face.
    Sarah is something else. In her quiet way she gets all these kids to surround her and while Hermano was doing his thing, there she is amongst the Guatemalan people, with her arms around two kids.
    just watching our kids go lay hands on people, or invite them to come forward….will forever be a pic entered in my head. God has done a mighty work in not only the Guatemalan people, but in each of us.
    Sierra and Shannon are good at asking people about their family, etc. Hermano Jesus loves them and brought family
    pictures to show them.
    B ill VanderJagt, happy birthday!!!!
    it’s a free day today, going to market, then ending with devos and praying.
    Hope to see most of you tomorrow night! thannks tons and tons for alll your prayers and encouragement and support. Love, Louise

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