Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Friday, November 28, 2008

Honduras Thanksgiving?

How did you give thanks to our wonderful LORD and Saviour?

I am writing this to welcome many of you who are waking from an amino acid tryptophan induced coma. :) Some in today’s America celebrate with little thought toward our creator, focusing only on the meal and game. Others are more traditional giving God the Glory and having a wonderful meal. As for here, thanksgiving is not a holiday in Honduras. Since being here, we have struggled with what to do on this day so engrained in us. Lisa could not even find a turkey this year. One year we invited many over to share a meal. Another year we went out and distributed food. This year was a different path.

We have been busy, but without funds to spare just added more water to the soup, literally, and took in 3 more children. On the way to pick up sand and cement for the Children’s Lighthouse, I found Ricardo in the street, dirty and half clothed. He was watching/
guarding people’s stuff, and selling what he could to get money to eat. I picked him up and took him to Infha again. They called the judge and arranged a meeting then asked us to please take him in, as well as 2 more. Lisa and I discussed it, and against our prudent judgment, we took them in. Lisa literally added more water to the soup last night to feed extra mouths.

Yesterday was also a celebration in Venid a Mi Baptist church in Lenaca. It was a time to officially hand them the deed to the church property. I made up a photo page and laminated it for the history of the church. It was also a time to introduce the Bible institute and give them the materials needed to begin. Outside they gathered the groups of children together to estimate the need for christamas shoeboxes…. it will be a large group this year. Even though it was late and getting dark they insisted I preach… so we pulled out the dewalt flashlights and preached (I need another 18v bulb) Three adult raised their hands for salvation…Amen! Then many loaded up on the kia to save the mile walk home in the darkness…

Needles to say it was a long day, but one with many thanks given to our LORD, and many effectual prayers needed to sustain us. Our cross that we have taken up here is more than we can handle alone… Never the less not my will but thine be done… Amen!

Happy thanks giving,

An unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour



At November 29, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Blogger Susanna said...

WOW! Praise God for HIS wonderful way of his guiding hand and his never-ending doors for salvation! Praise God for 3 more souls being saved! Reading this post brought tears to my eyes, seeing Ricardo again was wonderful! Praise God that he allowed him to come back!

God Bless you all... Love and prayers!


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