Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Headaches upon Headaches

Just a few prayer requests to our ministering Saints of the LORD Jesus. We have a situation with our visa renewal. Every religious visa and nonprofit organizations approved while the former (deposed) president was in power must now be reviewed and meet new requirements.(they are hunting for certain groups) Many are simple questions, example; Have you ever been part of a communist or socialist movement? Many are just proving we are a ministry, like names, signatures and id's of all church members in all the churches, past and current projects ect. The biggest hurdle is that our Honduran non profit corporation papers are the backing of our visas. And our income is near $700 short per month of their minimum requirement. Now they require opening another bank account so it can be checked… If they do not approve us, we have 90 days to leave the country and they confiscate all property left behind. Add to that our electric has been off for 5 of 7 days due to electric line problems. (over 100degrees every day) We are at the end of the line so every electric company problem affects us. In addition, we lost water on the property again. We need to pull up the pump and verify what it is. I hope we have not run dry.

Still have sick kids and Lisa broke out with like symptoms yesterday- rash and headaches.

Barry Jr got harangued into taking the men up the mountain on his birthday due to poor checking…on my part. He went willing and used the little momma Kia hauling 8 men up there much better than the ol datsun they normally use. But he got the day off afterwards only to be called into duty again today to check the well pump. No rest for the weary…
It is getting harder and harder to do any real ministry when all you seem to do is tread water to stay afloat.

Still managed birthdays for Barry Jr and Dumas. Lisa brought things back from the states to the glee of both of them. Didn’t do the piñata for Jr, rather he got a special dinner by mom, but Dumas got a soccer cake and soccer piñata. Lisa used her new soccer cake pan from hobby lobby. When it came time to hit the piñata, I told the kids they could not use the traditional stick else it would be baseball not soccer. Had a few Charlie brown moments as Dumas ran to kick it just as it was pulled away. Many head hits later the treats came out. They really worked at it this time. The sweetest moment was listing to the children pray for Dumas. The LORD always blesses in everything. Everything this side of hell is a blessing…that’s a hard thing to understand but oh so true.
Unworthy servant to a worthy Saviour,


At April 25, 2010 at 9:17 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Very sweet to hear the children pray. Thanks for posting. We continue to pray for you all.

At April 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM, Blogger Susanna said...

It was good to hear the kids pray! Thanks for the update. Praying that God will work another miracle and that all of the details would be worked out!

Love and prayers...


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