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The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Friday, February 6, 2009

Public School?

Here is a photo of one building in our little country public school. When we enrolled our kids Monday (With 18 we can no longer afford the Christian school in the city) it increased the load on the teacher dramatically and she plead for help. We agreed. So we are paying the salary of a new (Christian) teacher; hopefully just until we can get the government to take over. But not holding my breath, Several meeting are scheduled. We are installing a well pump so the children can use the bathroom and wash hands without the fear of one falling in pulling up the buckets. And seal the well, because it is dangerously deep and had a bad pump they could not afford to fix, plus bare electric wires exposed to the kids ect. Fixing up the place is more necessary self preservation of our kids, than a noble offering. We are also installing fans in the classrooms. It is well over 100 degrees in the summer. The goal is to buy time until we grow enough to afford start our own school. For now this is all we can afford to do.

As for Barry Jr and the others in our house They need a little extra prayer for chicken pox. Jr is miserable and has blisters everywhere, even in his eyelids, ears, nose, throat, mouth and total body. As he was bent over for a antibiotic daily injection perscribe by our doctor, I was trying to joke with him about Job of the Bible…didn’t get much of a smile, especially after I stuck him with the needle. Though he might understand the book of Job on a whole new level. With him down sick, I also appreciate how much he helps in so many ways.

The last photo is the concrete shelf space in the Lighthouse Kitchen. The steel work and window work is also coming along and should be ready to install when the American church group here. Amen!


At February 6, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

everything looks like it's coming along well at the "lighthouse."

We are praying for all the kids to feel better, especially Junior. I still haven't gotten the chicken pox and I'm 15! It doesn't look like fun =(

7 more days! I can't wait til we get there!

Love and Prayers,

At February 6, 2009 at 9:04 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

You're all in our Prayers!! Tell JR. that we're praying for you all and the kids.
Looking forward to talking with you all soon...

Love and prayers..


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