Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Building Foundations

The folks from faith said their goodbyes. I took a few of the kids with me to the capital to see them off. We left them, and went to the end of the runway where the plane turns and the children were all waving as they took off. Back down the mountain hitting several large potholes where others(not us this time) were on the side of the road changing tires… The work continues here in Choluteca. Thursday was planned that extra men would work to lay the foundation and first layer of bricks. Pastor Santos send 4 men down from the mountain to help. Hector brought some men and Pastor Ramon sent some men. So 2 full crews are working it is a blessed thing to see. Honduran men building a Honduran church building with virtually all Honduran funds. That is not the norm in most ministries here in Honduras, and one worthy of praising the LORD about. As I was heading back after picking up a load of bricks in the Kia, a boy 14 years old was injured along the path coming up from the river. He had been gathering firewood and cut himself badly in the back of the leg/foot/ tendon and could not walk. Even fully loaded with 2 crews waiting, I picked him up put him in the truck and took him to the hospital. They believe he did not cut his tendon, but was close. I left him with funds for antibiotics ect. He could have bled to death had the LORD not directed my attention his way. Life never gets dull here.

Lisa talked to the Cancer Doctor and has begun his list of tests including getting a transfusion tomorrow. Omar is able to get blood through the red cross. The Doctor changed the time frame for the surgery as well as the place. It will be done in Tegucigalpa on Friday of next week. This is so he can get it all biopsied before she leaves the operating room. It seems more prudent. Keep us in prayer, battles on every side it seems some days.
Waiting anxiously for the trumpet.


At July 31, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Blogger Susanna said...

You're all in our prayers. I'm glad that it seems like that Dr's are handling things well for Mrs. Ritchie and her situation. She's been in my prayers and will continue to be. I'm glad that you were able to have a group come down to visit you. I'm sure that it was a blessing to see other Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Praise God for the progress being made on the new church building! And the blessing that it's mostly being done with Honduran resources!

God bless you all...keep up the good work!

At August 1, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Blogger terri said...

Lisa, you, Jr. and Sasha, plus all my many friends are also in my prayers. I will ask our church members at Grace in Highland Falls pray especially for Lisa this week for successful surgery.

Bro. Ben


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