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The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Psalms 82:3-4

You never know how blessed you are till you see the contrast.

The teacher we hired for the school this past year (Our school year just ended) came to the Lighthouse to visit with the kids. I was cooking a big pot of hearty chicken soup and pudding donated from the last container. As we were eating she began to share information about a mud hut just down the road from us where 5 children were living. The mom goes off with different men frequently but this time she left and has been gone 4 days, and the kids have not eaten in that entire time. Suddenly none of our kids wanted seconds on the soup. She said she wanted to call the authorities but was scared to do so, just like all rest of the neighbors. I handed her my phone to talk with Carlos. He contacted the folks we know and the judge is issuing an order today for authorities to go and investigate the situation and pick up the kids if necessary. Toño, Jenny, the teacher and I packed up the leftover food we had and took it to them. As we entered the dark mud hut it was obvious the children had been hungry their whole lives, all very tiny, nothing but skin and bones, the toddler looked like and infant. Jenny noticed several children chewing on wood to stave off hunger pains, and it was not 5 but 8 children in the house. Even though they live close to the Children’s Lighthouse, Jenny and Toño did not know them because none of them go to school. Jenny was affected by it and asked me to take them in and she would care for the baby, and Toño asked all the kids to pray for them in devotion time before bed. Not sure what will happen, but the authorities are bound to call us about the situation….

What would you do? Better... What would your LORD want you to do?

Honduras has a way of making every truth and principle in the Bible affect the heart so deeply...
Unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour


At November 11, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

Praying for you all...

At November 14, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Trusting the Lord to give wisdom, direction and provision.
What a blessing and example all the Lighthouse children are.
Always thinking of others before self.
Praying daily for you all


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