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The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Do lawyers make good piñatas?

When we get more children I think we need to teach them how to make piñatas… Or just use the multitude of lawyers here as piñatas. (just kidding). We have a string of birthdays coming. It is a nice time to make the children feel a little extra special. Bessy’s birthday was this week. Lisa went all out... again. We have been making inroads with Bessy and Iris’s mom over the last weeks and it seems to be working. How could we not try, when every chance Iris gets to pray she asks the LORD to save her mom. So we invited her to church and the birthday after. She came late and skipped church but is beginning to see the real worth of her daughters. Far cry difference than when she tried to sell them, and was threatening Lisa’s life at our gate last year. At the end she gave us all hugs thanked us. With Bessy and Iris leaning against me she began weeping she said to me “Thank you Papi for caring for them”. (All the children use papi like the word dad or Abba). Then the girls hugged me. I think the best witness has, and will continue to be, Iris. She may very well be the one who leads her mom to Christ Jesus.

The church service in Colonia was canciled again this week due to the roads are impassible. I was talking to a friend yesterday who worked 2 hours with us to get 5 km up a road while he was here. He said if we give up trying to get there its got to be really bad…it is. Had to weld 7 holes in the AC condenser of the truck from the last attempt…But it blows cold again. Steering is still off though.

It was a week of lawyers, hence the joke.

First 2 laywers: The court is deciding a property line dispute for the La Cruz church this week. The Columbian man next door walled in a 30’x80’ section and tore down ½ of the house on the church property and began to build what looks like a nightcub with a mini hotel…ie brothel. Pray the decision is just.
The 3rd The container lawyer is working the paperwork (customs ect) for the container that is due in port today, so we have been working with her. Our road to the capital was cut with rock/mudslide. We had to send Omar with paperwork to that point, walk across, and catch another bus.
The 4th Our visa/corporation Lawyer called and said a new law is in effect. We now must report to the government all of the names of people in our churches and their ID numbers. Plus we must give a report on all income and show what we did with it all. Both tithes and donations from the USA.
This must all be verified by a 5th Lawyer/accountant and be turned in on their special law paper by Dec 1st.
6th We need a lawyer to close on property for the church in Lenaca. Up to our necks in lawyers when we struggle to put food on the table. But the LORD still blesses. Like having someone make a beautiful dress for a precious little girl…Amen.

We are again coming to a stop point on the Children’s Lighthouse. The cement floor is poured over the indoor regular kitchen and the walls are going up. It will be roughed in this week. That will end progress till the LORD opens another door. We picked more bananas, corn, and lemons from the property and Lisa made muffins and cupcake with them.. yum.
Pressing toward the mark


At October 21, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

It's good to see all of the pic's of Bessy!! She's so cute...tell her that we say happy-birthday and that I love her!!

We'll be praying for everything that is going on over there..and that more souls will be saved!!
God bless...


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