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2013 Update
January: We began the year with a VBS with the Osborn Family in El Zonte, El Salvador, a ministry we hope will become a full time project of AMG, and our first in El Salvador! We hosted teams from GHO (Surgical) and New England Bible Church (Construction/ Pastor Training). AMG Guatemala hosted our first Latin American Regional meeting for AMG, a real blessing. We also had meetings with the Guatemalan Government on working with youth and Church-based foster care. February: We had the annual pleasure of meeting with Word & Deed/ FRMI leader, Rick Postma and then met with and
Mary’s father Norman visited from Vero Beach, Florida and we enjoyed a special time traveling around Guatemala and catching up. The kids loved having “Papa” around and are looking forward to seeing him over Christmas.

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2013 Marks the Silver Anniversary of Brian and Mary

25 Years Together

formed partnership plans with World Orphans of Colorado, a relationship that is going to help us to mobilize the Church in Guatemala to take on the challenge of suffering children. Later in the month we attended the Intermissions Conference and shared with other ministries and missions organizations from across the country. March: The amazing annual team from Grand Rapids visited and helped finish construction on our new Child Protection and Restoration Building. They have come for years and are like family to us!

We have had a wonderful time this year reflecting on how God has blessed us through our marriage. Thank You Lord for these 25 years!

We had a simply wonderful visit from Mary’s father Norm.

Visit from Mary’s Dad

A Year of Celebration and Challenging Work
April: Dr. Barbara Okamoto, of California, spent 6 weeks doing surgeries at our hospital. Barbara, you are a blessing! Mike Laberge and his team visits yet again to attend to GYN surgery patients. Brian visited Haiti for meetings with alliance partners. FBC Chester team! FBC Portland visits Matochos board meetings in (My home church). Chattanooga. Jordan graduates from the 8th May: Ken and Yvonne grade with honors and is Spektor from England MVP in basketball. spent 2 weeks attending to dental patients in June: Dennett family Cubulco. Brian attends begins 6 mo. furlough.

Cross-Country Visiting Family Start of Home Schooling for the RV Trip & Friends
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Church Missions Conferences

Alliance Meetings in Nicaragua

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Abbie’s Graduation
Our oldest, Abbie, graduated from high school in May. We are so proud of her! She achieved much impetus of our month long trip across the country in a borrowed RV. She will be majoring in Worship Arts (Music Major). Our trip was so special! We visited many close friends and family members along the way and saw so much of this beautiful country!

Time to Refresh
This furlough has been a in her 4 years and graduated with wonderful time to look back on high honors. We tearfully left her our last 5 1/2 years serving the in Denver, Colorado in August, the Lord in Guatemala, to take a break from Latin America and to

rekindle our friendships, family relationships and those with our supporting families and churches. We are looking forward to returning to Guatemala in January and to many years more serving our Lord, Jesus! Please pray for these final weeks of our furlough, for our family’s safety in travel and for our ministry in Guatemala.

2013 has been a tremendous year for our medical teams ministry. We have hosted more teams than ever before, bringing life-saving surgeries, medical attention and the Gospel of Jesus to so many without any access to health care.

AMG Guatemala has continued its quest for good partnerships in Guatemala. The latest came from an alumni of AMG, Noah, who is the Regional Director of Habitat Guatemala. AMG and Habitat are now official partners in Guatemala.

KEY FOCUS AREAS AHEAD
Mobilize the Church to Work Alongside Us Church-Based Foster Care Initiative Relevant Youth/ Teenage Initiatives Child Protection and Restoration

AMG has ministered in Guatemala for 37 years and has never had an alumni association! Well, we organized a celebration of alumni University Ties and hundreds attended! Many were motivated to Our relationship with volunteer, help others Mariano Galvez through child University has been

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sponsorship and give back that which they received from AMG! Chapters will be formed across the country starting this year.

fruitful, with their team presenting the results of a study of our urban youth population. The conclusions are sad and motivate us to move ahead with many new youth programs that will truly make a difference in their lives! Many urban youth suffer malnutrition, trauma from violence and abuse, a lack of parental guidance/love and have contemplated suicide.

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or Call 800-251-7206 AMG International www.amginternational.org 6815 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN 37421 Notate on Check: Dennett Family Support

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