September 16, 2007
Jose Angel ("Chepe")
My thoughts are in Guatemala today as I mull over the sad events there, detailed above. I guess I've known Chepe for at least 10 years, during which he was good friends with my brother Ian. Those two, along with Chepe's younger brother Juan, were thick as thieves. When I left for college he, like Ian, was still just a kid. I haven't even seen him in nearly two years, but I heard wonderful things about how he was growing and maturing.
How very sad this is. I wish I could be there with everyone. But I am very grateful for all of the people that, as always, are doing so much for my family there and my extended orphanage family. And that's all I have to say. Please pray for Juan, for Ian, for my parents, and for everyone else down there.