Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pressing toward the trumpet

Another week here in Honduras storing up treasures in heaven for ministering saints. Several blessings to share.

This week was Jenny’s 13th birthday and Lisa went out a little special and made a 3 layer cake like she used to bake. She found a dress to match the topper. A ministering saint sent the supplies to to decorate the cake. Now the ladies of the church want her to teach them how. Jenny’s piñata was a cake as well, loaded with little whistling trumpets... (they did not look that loud). It is the most smiles we have seen in Jenny in a long time, She was just bubbling over. Her choice was to celebrate in church verses school or just family. She said she wanted the whole church to enjoy it….as long as Ermita (our Ladies teacher) hit the piñata first. She agreed. I still do not understand the lure of a piñata but it is fun to watch the uh hum “mature”(ie over 60) Christians wrestle a child for a candy… I think God calls us “children of God” for many a good reason.

Several new folks returned from last weeks visitation. Even sick Carlos preached fervently, and 3 came forward for salvation and 3 for reconciliation. Alba took the toddlers and even attempted a lesson, while Julie helped by reading a lesson to the youngsters. Between Barry Jr and Tonio setting up the tents, the other kids putting all the chairs out along with pulpit and supplies, others helping teach….I could not do this without the help of the children in our home…Amen!

Without a vision… The back wall is nearing completion, the stairs look like a mini ampitheater and will be good for teaching lessons or feeding 100 or so outdoors. I took the boys from church to the property for boys ministry; a Bible lesson, some hard work, then play by cooling off in the river nearby. The first lesson in our ampitheater/stairs. They had been moving the heavy things in the bodega to allow room for a container going out the 9th from Coolville , OH. It will have a risograph, old riding mower, food, Bibles, and miscellaneous building supplies that have been donated. Amen!

Nancy’s birthday was this week as well. Lisa put together some clothes and things to be dropped off. Alba and Jenny wanted to go and see her. Her only request was for a Bible which was fulfilled.

Unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour,


At October 6, 2008 at 5:48 AM, Blogger Hannah said...

Happy Birthday Jeny! I am glad you had a good day

Praise God more souls were added to the Kingdom!

Please say hi to Nancy for us when you see her again. We will miss her and her brothers when we come down again.

Praying for you all...

At October 6, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Blogger CindyNH said...

Hi, happy birthday to Jenny, we loved the photos!! Showed all the Bennett kids, thanks for sharing. Great Cake Lisa!! You are amazing as always!!!


At October 6, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

Thanks for the update again!
Say "Happy-birthday" to all who have had Birthdays, for us!
Praise God that more souls were saved!! Thanks for the pic's too....it's always good to see what's been going on over there!

You're on our prayers,

At April 27, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Blogger mjv said...

Hello everyone,
What a lovely cake!! How does Lisa make it. Someone tell us!!
We are finally getting warm weather in upstate New York, exceptionally warm today, over 80. amazing. happy birthday Jenny.


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