Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bible Day

Sunday was a national “Bible day”. Like last year we chose to make it a day for the whole church to go visiting during the regular church service time and have the service an hour later…surprise. Ok not really but this year it was pouring rain, the tent was flooded, everyone was wet and cold and we thought about postponing the visitation part….till 2 mormons walked by. After the song we were singing at the time(“ I want to work for the LORD” ) nearly everyone went visiting. 2 cases of John and Romans were passed out and a teen group of girls brought 12 visitors back in the rain. An adult group brought 11 visitors. The tent had nearly 140 folks (about 50 visitors) huddled together hiding from the rain. Carlos preached at the top of his lungs screaming over the sound of the rain. Standing in ankle deep mud for invitational prayer, yet 5 visiting souls came forward for salvation. Amen Blessed are the feet...

Last week we had friends visiting (Andy and Connie) for a wonderful time of fellowship, fun and rest for the family. It was Lisa’s first week back on her feet. It was good for Lisa to have an old friend to pal around with. The week was highlighted by a trip to Tiger island with all of us. 22 people loaded up in the 6 passenger kia and headed out to the Colio dock, rented a boat and spent the day letting the kids swim and ate fresh fish and shrimp. At the end of the day we “explored” (is it exploring if it has stairs to get in?) a cave filled with bats and waves crashing in. In our bravado Andy, me and the older kids went all the way through and circumvented the ocean side perimeter and everyone was thrashed against the sharp rocks and got bravado wounds…or proof of stupidity in the gene pool. Julie and I jumped in the ocean to end the hurt, the other kids climbed the rocks and Andy and Iris returned the way we came, everyone paid a price for their chosen path. Lisa nursed all the cuts and scrapes once we were all home…weee.


At September 29, 2008 at 9:22 AM, Blogger Susanna said...

Praise God for His faithfulness and that Lisa is able to be back up and around on her feet again! Ane that more souls were added to the kingdom! God is SO good!
I'm glad that you were all able to have a nce enjoyable time last week while you had company! Thanks for posting all of the pic's etc, it is SO good to see the kids and what's been happening!


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