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The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Day of Firsts

What a Sunday!
Several firsts today. First we had our first Sunday service with fans installed in the church yea! Carlos preached a great message, then we baptize 11 people. Pastor Santos brought 5 people from his church and we had 6 ready. The mom with her daughter began to cry afterward, it was sweet. Then a lunch for all done by Lisa before we head to the mountain to return Santos and members. (They walked down 1.5 hours before getting a ride to church for baptisms. Hmm. Makes me humble.) We also took up some toys and clothes that were donated from a church in NH, they will be well used up there. Jr repaired the solar panel for the church. Needs a battery, as well as the one in Los Tererros that Jr worked on earlier this week. Brother Marcantonio from La Cruz church went up with us to preach. It was a burning message that the Holy Spirit used to bring 4 souls to repentance before the LORD. Blessing come in many ways. There was a drunken revelry planned at the local bar in the mountain. Some members told Pastor Santos who cut the service short so we could pass that section of the road before they all got rowdy (Ie dangerous to pass lots of drunk angry men with machetes) How is this a blessing?... After services in the mountains we managed to return in time to attend our first Sunday night service in the city since the start of the church. AMEN! It was bathed in prayer at the altar by the whole church… I think that is the best way to start about anything… on your knees.


At December 15, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Blogger Susanna said...

Praise God for allowing all of those people to be baptized! Such great commitment on their part to walk that far. Praise God for their desire to be obedient to the Lord in getting baptized! Praise God for the 4 more souls that were added to His kingdom, also!!

You're all in our thoughts and prayers...keep pressing on!
God's blessings on you and your family! Love and prayers, Susanna and family!


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