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Roger Trotter Pocomoke City, MD

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My family and I have been active in Guatemala at the Hope of Life Ministry for over 10 years. My wife Lori, initially went on a mission trip and fell in love with the people of Guatemala. Last Thanksgiving (2016) was my first trip, I had previously stayed home and managed our home and took care of our children.
During my first trip, my wife and I discussed moving to Guatemala. My wife felt our calling was to become a parent family for orphans in the orphanage at Hope of Life Ministries. We connected with a orphan that is nearly 18 years old who yearned to come to the United States and attend college. We began that process and learned that it was very difficult especially with an orphan and all the red tape between the two countries. After about 6 months of prayer my wife and I spoke with the founder of Hope of Life and began our walk toward fulfilling our destiny. Becoming parents of a "Transistion Home" to help prepare the orphans for the "real world" right in Guatemala.
As we spoke of this we learned that a organization had just built a home for that purpose (see the photo). We were so excited and felt confirmation that this was what God had planned for us. This past Thanksgiving we viewed the home and learned that it wasnt large enough to house my wife and I, plus our two daughters that will go with us.
We also learned of the increasing need for this service, to help place in perspective; Hope of Life gives lives dignity and rescues children and adults from poverished areas that "We" can not imagine. For example a family living in a dump, burning trash and melting plastic to recycle, making pennies a day to survive.
Hope of Life has been in existence now for nearly 20 years, with that; those children orphans are now young adults. 
My wife worked in the local school system and for a small local credit union for the schools. We are working now to pay off our debt, so that we will be able to fully immerse ourselves into Gods work in Guatemala. 
Since this began we have visited Guatemala, went to Ohio for training and readied ourselves for this important mission in changing the lives of orphans.
Since we first started this Give Send Go Campaign, the Hope of Life Ministries has told us that we could start our mission in the existing home. The Hope of Life is prepared to allow us to stay in a existing facility and work toward our goal while in country, thats just how bad the transistion home is needed. With the amount of orphans and our family, we will need an additional bedroom and bath so that we can have adequate use of the home.
 
The $22,000 will be used to help pay off our vehicle for use and transport in Guatemala as well as to assist with construction cost and sustainment while on the mission field. In the event you feel led to give, please know that 100% of your donation will go to Gods kingdom and our work for him in Guatemala.

Time is of the essense, God has the wheel rolling, lets all be obedient and make this more than a dream and make it a reality.

God has a plan for each of us, together with his Love we can make a difference.

Our home church is Bayside Community Church in Pocomoke City MD and your donation is tax deductible.

Thanks for reading this, please feel free to contact me with any question or concern.

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Keri Brumbley

2018-03-05 17:58:21

God bless you on this adventure! I will be praying for you. Love, Dave and Keri Crowell

lynn dodenhoff

2018-03-06 02:49:28

I love that you have a heart for missions. God Bless you.

Christina Ager

2018-03-21 22:00:04

Happy birthday Dale! God bless you and your family today and always!

Neshawn Jubilee

2019-12-16 19:11:41

God Bless this wonderful family on your amazing journey!

Rosie

2020-01-26 14:11:08

I have many reasons for giving, but mostly because I am blessed to have known you and your family. God Bless you on your adventure.

Kevin Farley

2020-02-10 20:02:20

God Bless the Trotters in their mission.

Jessica and Brandon

2020-03-10 21:20:55

Love you guys! Praying for you daily ❤️

Wendy Davis

2020-03-10 22:16:53

I have a heart for orphans and when Jessica told me your story, I had to give. I'll be praying for your family.

Homer

2020-03-22 16:29:07

Best of luck to.my favorite Maryland family...luv u

Bob

2020-04-26 22:46:54

Show em Jesus!

Sue & Bill Tull

2020-04-28 13:32:39

Tk You and God Bless You Trotters for answering the call to be the hands and feet of Jesus!!!! Praying for you and sending our love!!! Oh, the lives to be touched and changed!! Thank You Jesus!!!

Gina Dean

2020-05-19 00:03:52

Happy Birthday to Cody Lewis from GROOT Youth Group!

Donna R. Huff

2020-05-19 00:07:30

This is donated in honor of Traci Trotter's birthday.

Gina Dean

2020-06-10 14:14:43

Happy 15th Birthday Bekah Trotter from your GROOT Youth Group!

Donna R. Huff

2020-06-14 04:35:40

In honor of Bekah's birthday! I hope you had a great birthday!

BLT

2020-06-25 12:34:22

Love you Trotters

Anonymous

2020-07-01 21:18:47

God's will be done

Anonymous

2020-07-07 01:03:16

Bless you and your family!

Steven & Laura Atkins

2020-07-10 19:42:30

You all continue to be in our prayers.

Leo Ehrisman

2020-07-28 10:00:09

God Bless...!

Update #6
April 25, 2020, 3:39 pm
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After a week of arriving in Guatemala, our family was placed in lock down or quarantine here at Hope of Life. We are grateful for the forward thinking of the Administration with the organization to provide safety and security to us for our medical well-being.
The same approach has been taken here with closing airport, stores etc and social distancing as in the USA. The difference is there are so many people that depend on the organization we serve for life sustaining assistance when times are normal, so I am sure you understand the devastation. Guatemala does not have the systems in place to continue assistance when others cant reach out. Churches can not operate and people are starving. We are thankful that we serve a wonderful God that sees us thru these tough times. 
We have been tasked with filling food bags, preparing medical supplies and sorting valuable needed items for families in the hills of Guatemala and neighboring villages. The temperatures have averaged 104 each day, with a feel like of 111. We will soon be in the rainy season and the humidity will increase sharply.
Please pray for HOL and the missionaries here as we work to continue Gods work thru HOL without the weekly assistance of teams that were visiting.
We are prayerful that COVID will end soon and teams can return to work for Christ and fulfill the needs of these people.
Thank you for your financial support. Once we are able to be moved into our permanent home and out of the village of Safe Haven we will post photographs of our home and discuss future goals.
God is good and we are obedient to His message and desire, see ya soon!  

Update #5
March 12, 2020, 2:09 am
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We have arrived at Hope of Life International in Guatemala. Please continue to pray for our mission as God begins to expose his plan to us. Every cent that you donate will be used toward this mission of insuring orphans transistion into caring, productive adults in a society that they can be successful.
Our goal is to nurture each child that comes into our care as if they were our natural children. We are eager to watch them grow and go to college, join the work force and begin there own families while instilling the love of Jesus Christ. 
Please keep us in prayer, as days will not always be easy and struggles will abound. But, with the love and steadfast support of people like you, this mission will be a success! 
Much love and more to follow! 

In His service,
Dale, Lori, Traci Lee and Bekah 

Update #4
December 11, 2019, 11:56 pm
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Thank you for viewing, we appreciate all that God has done already for His mission for our family. Please pray that God will continue to move in mighty ways.

Update #3
November 25, 2018, 7:44 pm
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Ok folks its getting close and here is your chance to help in a huge way, below is a link that will take you to our home in Maryland. It needs to sell so that we can take that income and put it to work for God's kingdom in Guatemala.


https://www.trulia.com/p/md/pocomoke-city/11-front-st-pocomoke-city-md-21851--2020224072

Update #2
May 14, 2018, 7:49 pm
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YOU can make it possible for my family to travel to Guatemala and "break ground" on a home that will radically change the lives of orphans forever! Thank you in advance for your donation, and most importantly thanks for praying for my family that we may answer God's call.

Update #1
March 7, 2018, 6:22 pm
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... to help put this in perspective, if everyone who views this on our friends list, gave $41 (less than a tank of fuel) we could build this house and be one step closer to reality in Guatemala. So, truely every dollar counts and will go toward building this home for countless generations beyond us to benefit from!

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Roger Trotter Pocomoke City, MD

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