Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Saturday we took the children to the Lighthouse property and picked fruit and took some time to unwind. Everyone filled a pickup bed full of mangos, oranges, limes, grapefruit, coffee, coconuts and bananas. We then returned home made a fruit salad mix and bagged up a bunch to give away after church. The first service on the new property was with Baptisms the second was a sweet time of drawing close to the LORD and the LORD’s Supper. Sunday was the 3rd service and they were great on the new property, full classes and a good spirit and everyone wants all services moved there and add another service time. One lady named Ana came up to me with a sadness all over her face and said I need to talk to you after church but slipped away before I had a chance. She returned Monday afternoon with her boyfriend to tell me with tears she wants to change her life, she wants to live for the LORD, get married to the man she is with and learn to raise her children right. Ana continued to say she has seen the change in Omar and Blanca’s family and the children we have and wants what she sees…and could we teach her….uh well um uh . Wow how often does that kind of opportunity get laid at your door. Amen. She came to talk to me after I came in from working all day with a jackhammer trying to break the rock at the Children’s Lighthouse property. Filthy, stinky, dusty with a tropical fungus on my face and chest (the medicine makes your skin crawl fierce when in sunlight) were not a problem, she just saw a servant in whom she could trust and wanted to pour her heart out. Humbing tosay the least. Another couple in the church also wants to get married after 12 years together...The Holy Spirit is working.

The LORD is in the details, Amen. Sunday one new book bag that we had been sent in the container was sitting around on boxes forgotten about until it fell on Lisa's head before church as she walked through the garage. Afterward Syndi came by and asked if we had any of our old bookbags she could use for school... Lisa said no but the LORD has provided you with a new one and gave her the one that had fallen....
Friday Carlos began teaching/sharing a Bible Institute class. He has finished the Bible Institute on dvds we gave him and wanted to share them so he asked if he could…He got 15 people in his neighborhood plus Omar and Blanca to attend…AAmen teach others also 2 Tim 2:2

Today some of the men were putting rebar in concrete to anchor the tents for services, put up a fence on the church property, and a man named Wilfredo from Colonia showed up just to ask when are we coming back. We have been quite busy as late and have not been able to get there…but now we must make it a point to be there. When someone travels that fare to say come and preach to our people…you need to answer the call. At the end of the conversation sitting on blocks next to Carlo’s taxi Wilfredo asked what do I need to do to be qualified to teach and be a pastor?...That brought a big grin on our faces. Between Ana and Wilfredo, I think I know a little what Paul felt when asked “What must I do to be saved?”…Blessed to be placed in a field white unto harvest, Amen and thank you!


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