Friday, February 24, 2012

We Love You Carol, Happy Birthday Today

  It’s taken me a few days to sit down to write this so please forgive me.
     Tuesday morning, Feb. 21st, Carol and I were in San Felipe doing errands when she had a heart attack and died. I thank God I was there with her and was there the whole time that Cruz Roja worked to help her heart restart. She has had heart problems for many years and this was something they could not help her with. They worked tirelessly for an hour and never faltered in their work. I applaud them greatly.
     We were married for almost 35 years and have lived here in San Felipe for the last 8 years. Just last week we had talked about the evolution of our dream of Casa de Fe and how God’s hand had been holding us up for the entire ride. There were so many obstacles that only He could have resolved that we knew we were doing the right thing. We were to be simple servants here for the people we are privileged to have in our lives.
     The greatest joy in our lives was and still is being with and helping these girls grow and develop into the strong women we know they will be. Also, last week we had made decisions about forming a formal board or “consejo” to be able to continue the work of Casa de Fe if something happened to one or both of us. We had made a wish list of people who we wanted to work with and in the last couple of days they have all graciously agreed to work with us. We are blessed to have 2 strong women, Lupita Perez and Bonnie Gilbert, who will continue the clerical and financial administration of Casa de Fe and John Gilbert and Pastor Cesar Sanchez to help guide us into the next phase of our vision. We are still dedicated to filling this home with more girls and finishing the second home for boys, with 7 houses being the final goal for Casa de Fe on the property we now have.
     Thank you for your prayers and blessings. Get ready to rock; we’re catching our breath for the next round.

1 comment:

  1. Bill,
    Thank you so much for the update. We were shocked and sadden to hear of Carol's passing but we know that there are no tears where she is now. We will continue to include you and Casa de Fe in our prayers and we are confident that the Lord will carry on the work He has begun in your lives.
    God bless you,
    Susan & Chuck