We have a mission dollar campus, that looks like a mission dollars and performs like a million dollars. We have five school buildings, and a full hospital that includes a dental lab, and performs somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 medical procedures a year. Everything from vaccinations to major operations. The heart of our operation for the past dozen years has been the primary school and pre-school.

In the next year, (we) will be raising the money to buy more land, and we will build more buildings, enlarge the primary school, build a secondary school as well as our Christian adult trade school.

Lori’s first love, since grade school, has been teaching children. She was the teacher at First Christian in Vidor, Texas, of the children’s church when in high school. She also was a leading teacher and leader in children’s ministry while a student at Dallas Christian College, at Valley View Christian Church. She graduated from Dallas Christian College with honors, and did graduate work at Cincinnati (OH) Christian University. She went the round-about way to having the school she always dreamed of. First she was a college professor at Colegio Biblico in Eagle Pass, Texas; the Christian church Spanish language Bible college on the border between Mexico and the United States. It was here that she accepted the offer of helping to establish new churches in Mexico, and working with youth camps in Mexico from an older student from Guatemala. Before graduation, Lori and Eugenio (“Queno”) were married and planning the return to Guatemala.

In Guatemala, she was a very successful minister’s wife, then the area mid-wife and all-around medic. This lead to the establishment of the hospital, and the beginning of Morning Glory Christian School. Now, Lori is in her own heaven on earth; she knows every child by name, knows their home situation, and is the “Miss Lori” to children and families.

The oligarchy of Guatemala passed a law years ago that there could be no free education. No one wanted the poor people to be trained and have a position in the running of the country. Public and private education runs from $40 to $100 per month per child. The average wages of a working man in Guatemala is around $40 per month for six days of work a week. Education for children was just not possible. Then came Lori and her dream of a school that would be open to Mayan dialect speaking children, handicapped children, poor children, as well as the children of the very well to do. She knew that she would have to have a top notch and highly accredited school to be accepted by everyone, and Morning Glory became a reality.