He left Guatemala for the United States to seek a better life and opportunity for his family in the 90s. The Lord miraculously spared him from deportation during that time. Since then he has had 4 children in the US with his wife Maria Francisco and been able to bring over his eldest daughter from Guatemala.
He is a hard working man. He wakes before dawn to pray for his family church or anyone in need. He spends the whole day in the hot fields to provide for his family. In the evenings he is either visiting peoples homes to pray with them or leading church from his home.
The man does not stop! He is a beautiful example of what it means to love your neighbor and think of him more than yourself.
Juan Francisco has always desired to become a United States citizen and has been working towards that goal. He was given a 5 year work visa which has now expired. When he went to immigration court they denied him renewal and were going to deport him that very day. By the grace and power of God he was spared and was offered a later court date for further review of his case.
Juan Francisco and his family have since then spent their time in prayer and fasting. Asking the Lord for a miracle in order for this family to remain united. They received great news from their lawyer, that he was going to appeal for citizenship and a work permission again. He has told the family that he will not be deported and has hopes that he can win the appeal.
The catch here is financial as the family has been asked to come up with $7,000 by the 18th of September to cover the lawyer and court fees. This is a significant amount for any family but for them it is a giant! They work for every penny they earn and live humbly to save and provide for their children's needs. This amount is near impossible without the help of the Lord. The Lord is at work and the family has been able to save and gather $5,500 which is a HUGE! They are now only $1,500 short of their goal.
Here is where you can help...
I ask that you first and foremost pray for this family. Pray that the Lord would make a way for them to remain together. That Juan would be able to become a citizen. Pray that the Lord would provide a higher paying job for him so that his money may extend more for his family. Pray whatever the Lord moves in your spirit to pray. If the Lord leads you to give towards helping this family we are grateful. If the Lord leads you to continue to pray for this family we are grateful. Either way we are grateful that you would take the time to read a part of their story.
Thank you so much and God bless you and cause His face to shine upon you!
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