Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dia de Madre Choluteca

Dia de Madre(Mothers Day) in church was a great success. The men cooked food(...ok we claimed to but wives helped unofficially.) and fed the ladies after church. Lisa had her class make posters with the children’s handprints and a poem that was given out to moms. The men also gave flowers and Lisa made up gift baskets for special mothers. One lady has 12 children… 2 visiting moms accepted Christ as well. A very good day.
Then Monday comes…. Mario almost got suspended from school Monday...well, he DID get suspended but Lisa talked them out of it. Beating up kids and taking their lunches...5x today. Then convinced a teacher we don’t feed him so she shared her lunch… When you're raised in the street it comes easy to make up the stories to get what you want. He was honest and said yup I did it because I had a bad attitude.... It got adjusted, and the teacher and we have each others phone numbers…
The septic field/tank work is now done. 4 men almost 2 weeks to fill in the hole. Still it was cheaper than the backhoe for the day. The kitchen peak(back wall) is now up with the window. They were pouring the header this afternoon for the front window and building scaffolding to work on the big side window arches...site is cleaned up and everything is under the roof. The men figure next week to start on the second roof. Had a hard rain 2 nights ago. Front gate is built and primered, just need to finish painting it. It says 'Honduras Misiones'. That is our official ministry name. We will put Children’s Lighthouse on the south gate with a lighthouse theme later. Bessy posing for the camera was caught in “between” The hot photo speaks for itself... How much of a sweat do you work up just eating? Welcome to Choluteca.

Unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour,


At May 14, 2008 at 9:29 AM, Blogger Susanna said...

Praise God that two more souls were saved!!! Thanks for the update! It's good to be able to keep up with what's going on over there. Sounds like you've been busy!

Praying for you all.....

At May 26, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Hey, Lisa, we had chicken pox last March, but we had it in shifts....2 the first shift and 8 the next.Smart to get it over with all at once. !!

Happy Birthday!!!

At May 26, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Blogger Katie said...

That last message was from my, Cindy, in NH Katie typed in her google account so it said it was from Katie. :)


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