Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thank you for prayer

We never did find water. 3 drilling attempts in 3 locations, all rock.
The wise man built his house upon a rock...***(News flash update) the house survived the recent earthquake but they still have to truck in water... Not a very biblical or accurate rendering... starting with the description wise... But a little grace and fear of the LORD is better than all the wisdom of the world
I was concerned about the finances because we started with $5000 promised from a great church filled with ministering saints giving sacrificially. The first hole used up that at 200 feet. I called and they said keep drilling we will send some more. So we did, down to 270 feet, the limit of the drill rig, still no water. They capped it off, then tried a different location, no water then a 3rd no water ...at the agreed price of $27 per foot I was fearing a bill of $14,500. After we all gave up on the third strike and yet another dry hole, the rig owner came to talk to me. He had no idea of our finances in this. Without even a discussion he offered a much reduced price... less than half and the exact same price as was donated. Thank you LORD for working in his heart. What a load off my mind. It is bad enough not to find water but then still own a debt for it is a little overwhelming. He then gave us a glimmer of hope and shared he had a brother in Nicaragua with a similar drill rigged to 400feet. He would either try to bring the drill or the rigging to return and go deeper. I know of several wells around Choluteca that are 300+ feet deep so it is still within the scope of things... Still need prayer that he really returns and funds will be available to continue deeper. We must have water to operate the ministry there.
Lisa and Sasha here on Monday!
Unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour


At May 30, 2009 at 4:58 PM, Blogger 'J and A Latvala said...

Hello! I started a blog earlier this year to provide resources, encouragement, and community to missionary moms. I wanted to invite you to stop by and join in on the conversations if you would like! God bless your family and ministry!

At May 30, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Blogger 'J and A Latvala said...

Hello again. Somehow the comment won't like to the correct site. Sorry about that! The site is:


Sorry about that!

At May 31, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a well driller in Utah and am praying for you to get water. The well drilling rig your drillers are using (IR T-4) is able to drill to over a 1000', they must just be short on drill rods.A lot of water wells typically are between 300' - 500' so be prepared.Be careful that your driller isnt just using up all of your money, most drillers in an area have a pretty good idea where the water and how deep.I have been to Honduras and have drilled in Yuscaran ( near Teguc.)and know how difficult the conditions and environment can be, I will pray for your safety and Gods provision for you. I wish we could help you financially but we are really struggling to survive ourselves, if you need any advice or anything my email is bob@rochewelldrilling.com



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