Dear Everyone,

I had a lovely call from Beryl this afternoon.

Beryl was in Asunción and she had spent the morning making sure everyone had her new phone number. She was speaking to me on Whatsapp so no charge to Beryl.

Her vehicle was now starting properly and she had driven down to the capital for five days. Her problem at her Asuncion house was the large sliding gate on her garden behind which she keeps the car safely. The gate had come off its runners and only with Beryl’s help had Jorvy her caretaker who looks after the house in her absence , had not had the gate fall on him . Beryl had managed to get the gate secured and her friend Sylvia was going to organise a team of people to try and get the gate open again and secure the gate securely on its mounting.

Rhett is hoping to visit the ranch again and in the meantime most of the workers and their families will stay on the ranch . Like here in the UK the infection rate has gone up and there have been more deaths.

Beryl at Rhett’s request is getting the supplies for the workers and their families but she does get help from the workers and the staff at the shops to unload the supplies.

The schools are all closed and even in Asunción the churches are closed and Beryl can see the services on the internet. The biggest problem is no post getting through from the UK and although she can get money from the ATM in Asunción she cannot access her bank account on the internet and check the balances on her account.

Many of the medical suppliers are closed but Beryl is continuing to see her patients. The church Indians are staying in their villages and there are less infections because everyone is being more careful with their personal hygiene. Tim Curtis is now back at his home in Rio Verde but the drought is still causing a water shortage and bottled water is being bought for all drinking water purposes.

Beryl can hold services and Bible studies for the women on her veranda.

Please pray for an end to the drought.

Pray for the people in Asunción who have a curfew every night from 8 pm till 5am the next morning. Pray for all the children unable to go school.

Pray for Beryl herself that she will remain in good health and she will continue to get her medical supplies.

Pray for the continued supply of good internet connections to enable her to keep in regular contact with her friends and colleagues and with contacts in the U.K.

Eileen Hollingsworth