Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Sunday, September 11, 2011

All Things to All Men...

Our time with Pastor Green is drawing to a close. Yesterday we visited two more of our ministries. One in St Teresa and one in San Geronimo. Both as outreaches for children’s day. In St Teresa Pastor Augusto arranged for us to preach in the public school, a first up there. There were several hundred folks and many adults present. We also brought our bounce house, generator and candy cannon and the girls did their puppet play. It was a full house and I think made many inroads for the church to follow up on. Rush down the mountain to the next meeting and set up again. We broke the hitch on the truck bouncing down the mountain. The air compressor also broke, so Jr made it work by just plugging the hose into the side of the piston. No gauge, no safety shut off, no pressure regulator…but we had air for the cannon and kind guess what pressure it is and unplug it. We arrive late in San Geranimo but thankfully Marc Antonio chose to start without us and preach to hold the 100+ crowd before we arrived. The girls did another puppet story. Brother Dudley also shared a story and the equipment was put out. Then Sunday Pastor Green preached at La Cruz for Carlos in the morning and The Lighthouse for the afternoon. I rushed around with the kids trying to get the old 600 pound bounce house up and running ect…before the rain. We had near 400 people show up. Pastor Green was going to preach and Jr translate but I ended up putting Jr, Tono, Sayder inside the bounce house to lay on the holes to keep the air from escaping. Pastor Augusto took the reins and preached a good message As the rains began and soaked everything. Many were inattentive hanging around the fringes of the tent, but there was a large core group inside hanging on every word. Hopefully it will bear fruit from a large crowd of visitors. The kids opted to bounce in the rain, which made everything slippery…and actual more fun but clean up is going to be miserable. So as you see the Bounce house photos remember three of our boys are laying inside the bounce laying on the floor plugging the large air leaks with their bodies and hands as kids above bounce and water fills around them…But it worked… Pastor Green just shook his head and smiled.
1 Cor 9:22-23 I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Please continue to keep Lisa in prayer while she is still stateside.

Unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour,
Barry Ritchie
added a few photos of St Teresa outreach and Lisa in a building in Chicago..Her Mary Poppins moment. Plus a link to Brother Dudleys facebook page that he loaded his photos from his time here for those who would like to see more in its unedited form. Just click below
Bro Dudleys Photos


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