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The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A heavy day

Here are a few photos from Valentines day and school starting. Lisa has a way of finding and collecting things to do special events. V-day was no different. She made a very special meal and trimmings so we could have a “romantic” meal served by the kids. Sarah and Adam seemed impressed considering they went shopping in the market with Lisa then saw the result. What a contrast. The classes started for school both adult and our children. It seems to work if we can get all the bugs worked out.

Omar is not doing well, none of the test have come back with good news. He received 3 bags of blood yesterday just trying to bring his numbers and strengh up enough so a few meds could work. The meds they will try today are $75 per dosage and will need them several days. But the Dr says it does not look good. His older daughter Josilin was with us yesterday and on the way home I was talking to her. It became clear she did not know the true depth of the problem and asked me. I did not want to be the one to tell her but had to, and she broke down and cried. It took a couple of hours to calm her. We prayed and talked of the change in her home since Jesus came in, it finally got a partial smile, how she may soon be the spiritual leader in her family and she needed to be strong, and how it is better to have a hard life and finish in Jesus arms rather than a wonderful life and finish without Christ. We also talked about how she needed to be tested as well because she cared for Omar and has been stuck with his insulin needles. She finally agreed to let Lisa take her today. After Lisa takes her shopping because there is no food in the house since Omar is not working. The whole family needs to be tested because one of the test came back positive for aids. Blanca, his wife, is not taking it well. Keep us all in prayer we are dealing with a dangerous situation that needs wisdom and can eat up alot of time, talent and money and yield little result. Before La Cruz Baptist church began, Omar was a drunk sleeping in the streets. for the last 6 years he has been a spiritual leader to his home and to many others and preached the gospel and helped us plant 2 churches... We can be forgiven of sin, we can be pardoned of the penalty of sin... But there is still the scar of sin that affects this earthen body. But some day that too will be remedied... incorruptible amen. 1 Cor 15:53-58
An unworthy servant to a Worthy Saviour,


At February 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM, Blogger Robin said...

So very true Brother! So very very true! Praying for Bro Omar. I can only imagine the difficulty that they will be faced with if he goes on to glory.



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