Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fingers, Fun and Friends

Julie’s birthday was this week, She got a special present, a broken finger at school. Another child slammed a metal door on her hand. Thankfully a ministering saint had sent a little extra so Lisa could visit the doctor so off they went. The doctor checked them both over, set Julies finger and reconfirmed Lisa’s long struggle with pneumonia. He said the strains here are resistant to the normal prescribed oral antibiotics US doctors use, and prescribed Injectable antibiotics and oral breathing meds. So I have been mixing and giving her the shots all this week and she has improved. She hates the shots and says they are extremely painful, and the meds make her feel like she had 40 cups of coffee. Yesterday was her first full day out of bed in weeks, though very tiring.

This week was the national holiday of Children’s Day, followed Monday by the Honduras Independence Day. Lots of parades ect. I found piñatas for $2 each and picked them up for the 5 church ministries in which we are working, Plus one for Julies Birthday along with the kids first candied apples, so sticky it almost glue their mouths shut. So every church was able to have a special children’s time and invitation. The Fountain of Life Baptist, Ven a Mi Baptist and La Cruz Baptist ladies made food and fed near 150 at each location.

Sasha met a missionary couple (Gutierrez Family)at college who work in Tegu a few hours away. We got in contact with them and they came down to visit with some of their church members on Independence day. Some of our church folks also came out to the Children’s Lighthouse property for a day of food, fun and fellowship. Eat some food, sit in the hammocks, play some games, pulled out the train and bounce house ect. They got wiped by our heat down here on the gulf. So I took several down to the river to get cooled off. In all a very enjoyable day...That Lisa was able to participate in Amen!
unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour

Barry Ritchie


At September 16, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Blogger The Anderson Family said...

I'm glad your wife is improving!!

At September 16, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

Good to hear what's been happening!
PraiseGod that your wife is getting a little bit better!! We'll continue to be praying for her though. Thanks for the update! I'm glad that you were able to have the ministry outreach opportunity with all of the kids!!

Have a great day!!

God bless!!


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