Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Life Lessons

The kids that are here visiting have been learning life lessons. Principles in the Bible are brought to life here, seen and felt here not just taught about in abstract principle. They thought about going to a youth camp in the USA. For sure it would have been more fun and likely heard more preaching, but I doubt the camp would allow the Holy Spirit to reach deeper or been more through than actually living it. In living with our church folks, they have been exposed to what much of the world is like. Where biblical principles like “if you don’t work you don’t eat” are very much working. They are finding that life is hard, no one owes you anything and what the real value of things are. It’s not the luxuries of this world that make for a wonderful life. The true joy of life can only be found in Christ…for the poor are rich in faith and blessed. For better or worse they are living with our church folks and experiencing true life outside their comfort zone. Sometime without bathrooms, running water, electric or other things we Americans call “basic necessities” which are not. It is amazing how little one needs to exist or how fragile and short the line is to destitute. Give us this day our daily bread means exactly that here, work all day to buy today’s meal.

The ladies fellowship is today. Afterward the kids will be walking up the mountains to live with pastor Santos for a couple of days and do Sunday school there….

Enemensio had finally gotten the hard wood for building the doors and windows for the church in Los Terreros. He was plaining the wood by hand with a back brace for his hurting back when I arrived with a donated joint plainer sent from the USA. He was joyful and it was an answer to prayer.

Thank you ministering saints of the LORD.


At July 26, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Blogger CindyNH said...



At July 26, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

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At July 26, 2008 at 7:17 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

Hello Ritchie Family!

So true isn't it, how much we just count on as an everyday neccesity?! Praise God that he can make little into much!!

I'll be praying for them as they are staying up the mountain this weekend!

God bless!

At August 6, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Blogger all_the_glory said...

That was AMAZING to read the bible with Will and Olivia's children you could tell that they just wanted to learn more about God and we didnt even ask them to read with us they did it willingly! how many Americans would do THAT!


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