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The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Birthyday Lisa

Happy Birthday dear…and all 15 kids have chickenpox….Just what every mom wants to hear. Lisa just took it in stride and still managed to take over and finish painting the gate, adding a woman’s touch while I watched the children. Lisa played a joke on the children to break up the mopey dopey spirit in the house. Was time to line them all up and give them their meds and creams. She had a cooking needle to inject sauces into meat. It looks just like a hypodermic needle, only it’s huge, 16 penny nail huge. She laid it on a towel with the meds and as each one came in the room and their eyes finally saw the needle, instant panic… The fear quickly changed when learning is was only a joke and each one was more than eager to act the part and hobble out in front of the others like the shot hurt terribly…except Bessy, she was last…well she was second, then, 5th, then 10th, then 14th and finally last. She slowly walked in saw the needle and ran. Took a little to convince her to come back…Now was a good time for ice cream…Amen.

We saw another man trust the LORD on men’s visitation; Fanny’s husband Freddy. His daughter Cindy is sponsored in the same school as our kids. As Carlos and I were going to visit, Carlos asked if we should talk to him about his work. How it is not good for his wife and daughter; Explaining that he goes around and sings in the bars for tips and often comes home drunk. I told Carlos that is the work of the Holy Spirit. You can’t clean a fish before you catch it and he agreed. We entered talked openly, truthfully in love about many things but never mentioned his work. When he bowed and prayed the first thing he said afterwards as he looked up…”I need to find different work, a Christian should not be drunk, singing in bars, its not good for my family”. Carlos turned to me with eyes bulging but said nothing…All I could do was whisper, Amen!

The kitchen side of the Children's Lighthouse in now ready for a roof that starts going up Monday. It will take about 2 weeks to install all the metal and get the panels on. We have an American(good friend) coming in a month to install all the donated electric wiring, boxes, outlets ect. Amen! A small outdoor kitchen is being built behind the bodega. Javier’s family cooks on open fires and I have not allowed them to cook inside the new bodega…hence a place outside. After Lisa saw it she wants one put outside the kitchen for the Lighthouse. Its kinda just a brick earthen oven barbeque…and its cheap to make with materials we already have so she will get it…eventually. Maybe on another birthday Just keep plugging away.

unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour,


At May 24, 2008 at 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for fast healing from the chicken pox,
Happy Birthday Lisa!

At May 24, 2008 at 6:56 PM, Blogger Happily Everafter Havanese said...

We hope you have a happy birthday Lisa. At least having chickenpox all at the same time, they won't be taking turns all summer.

At May 24, 2008 at 7:07 PM, Blogger Happily Everafter Havanese said...

Hi, this is Jonathan Smith, my Mom already had a google account under this name.

At May 24, 2008 at 8:18 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Ritchie!!praying that the kids will heal quickly, and that souls will continue to be saved!! Praise God for another soul getting saved!

you are all in our prayers....

At July 2, 2008 at 6:53 PM, Blogger Serge Ragonnaud said...

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