Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 7-8

Week two of OPBBC work has begun. Nine left Saturday and three more arrived. Some of them went to the mountain outreach in Colonia. More than 100 folks were in service under the big tree. After church on Sunday in La Cruz, the kids played soccer, jump rope and 4 square. Ending a nice day.

Monday-What happens when you put oil based sun screen on your face with oil based yellow paint on your hands? You become the entertainment of a bunch of Children’s Lighthouse kids. The new crew chose to start digging the holes for the power lines, though difficult, they managed to get one 80% dug the first day. Not bad for an old NY Italian working in the tropic heat. I took one of the boys and tried to use him as a post hole digger. Would have worked if I had ear plugs so I did not have to hear him scream. (Just kidding the screaming didnt bother me that bad. Just didnt work well :) ). The 4 wheeler has already had a hard first month here, towing supplies and rubble up the hill, like towing a 35 foot power pole to its location. Tomm it should go up, then we need to figure a way to hang the 500lb transformer. Hmm, where there is a will there is a way.
Unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour,


At February 23, 2009 at 8:25 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

Thanks for uploading more picts etc. It's a blessing to keep in touch...

You're all in our prayers...
God bless,

At February 24, 2009 at 7:01 AM, Blogger Hannah said...

Thanks for the pictures. It was good talking to you yesterday to get all the details of whats going on. I wish I was still there. Hopefully I can talk again soon.

Tell all the kids I miss them so much. Your all in my prayers and hopefully I can come down again soon.

Lots of Love,

At February 24, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Blogger Jamie Parfitt said...

It doesn't look hot in the pictures; no one looks wilted! God sure can give us strength even for what we are not used to (I had to get used to the cold and snow of New York, coming from Arkansas!). Tell Ang to take it easy with the digging! Can someone tell Elliott to call home as soon as he gets a chance? We would love to hear from him. Allen tells him hi, too, from Chicago.

At February 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Blogger ANDREW said...

Barry...well, back to the 'real' world for me, the daily routine begins again. Sometimes you wonder if what you're doing is really what God has planned for you. But the trip was a real blessing. I know we were the ones coming to help you guys out, but as it usually happens (i know at least for me)i was truly blessed by you guys again. Just seeing real faith in action is a blessing and a cause for some personal evaluation.
Tell everyone to appreciate the time they have left there and to keep up the good work (oh, by the way.....Monday morning back to work - snowing and 13 degrees - YIKES!!)

At February 24, 2009 at 11:04 PM, Blogger Ginger said...

"Ditch" Missed going with you all this year... We are in a different church now, maybe next year. Timing didnt work out right this year. He wanted to go realy bad too. Go OPBBC!!!!!


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