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The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The LORD is in the Details

It was not by plan that La Cruz Baptist Church had their first service in the yet unfinished building on the Dia de Niño (Day of the Children) National holiday. But it worked out great. Carlos preached "Suffer the little children to come unto me." Five adults came forward to make a change in their lives and one for salvation. Many other adults came to the front to bathe in prayer those who came forward, and dedicate the building to the LORD. Just at that time the light began to shine through making it a poignant moment. 100 degrees outside, only now under roof with light passing through from above and a gentle breeze crossing. Some restless children playing and laughing just outside the doors; Several babes being calmed by nursing mothers; all the while a group of God’s “children” are praying and lifting His name inside… AMEN! The verse from Mat 21:16 “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise” was rolling through my mind. Those that have known us for a long time would see the LORD’s hand in having the first church’s building opened on “The day of the children”.
The Ladies Ministry handled the food of the day, Hotdogs covered in coleslaw, feeding the near 130 in attendance. The teen girls ministry handled the gifts and piñata. They made up gift baskets from paper and plastic coke bottles for each child and a piñata to break to fill them. It was also Julie’s and Cindy’s Birthday today. In all it was a great service… not having to drag out the tents and put them up. We still need to put in a floor, doors, windows, electric, fans, ect and no funds to finish, but at least its under roof and seeing folks saved… Hmm

That is the way I want to be when the trumpet sounds, totally broke and physically spent, having used all for the LORD… amen! Even so LORD....

Lisa is still on the mend and had a good day yesterday up and about. Keep praying it's the fuel for a spiritual fire…Amen!

Unworthy Servant to a Worthy Saviour


At September 14, 2009 at 2:47 AM, Blogger Evan Plante said...

Sounds like a perfect day, brother Barry. Your friends up in Worcester MA (68 degrees and dry)rejoice in the reports of souls saved, lives changed, churches established...

We are also relieved to hear that Lisa's healing is moving forward.

Keep spending it all!

At September 16, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

Praise God for allowing the first service to be held in the church building already! I think that it was a special day to have it on too. (Dia de Ninos) God is good and I'm glad that he even cares about the "small" details of our lives! Praise God that one more soul was saved!! Glad to hear that Lisa is on the mend! Thanks for the update...we'll continue to be praying for you all!

God Bless!


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