Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Multitude of praise

Multitude of praise among the fatigue of battle. Our little school is now in a groove and running smoothly, even Alba is taking the classes. Classes for our children are daily and the mountain school is 3 days a week with Jr teaching all day on Saturdays. Our extreemly high electric has mostly been paid, a current balance of $650, down from $3200. A Honduran business man helped pay our bills this month, what a blessing. Several ministering Saints have listened to the Holy Spirit this year and taken care of many a burden. Sometimes before we know the need. One example from this week; We had to rush Omar the youngest new child to the emergency on call doctor. He was having a hard time breathing and turning very blue and went limp. It took an injection and 6 sets of breathing treatments to get him right again. And now needs daily treatments on a nebulizer. And the day before this happens a ministring saint provides a few extra funds to an otherwise empty bank account... Living by faith can be unnerving for many, but it is the only way to fully understand the hand of God. Take no thought for your life...  Luke 12:22-34. Reading the Bible is good, but living the Bible is better...

The kia began leaking oil last week, broke a suspension bolt, and I put our last 2 tires on that came from the USA on a container last year. But received a call from a ministering saint offering $10,000 toward the purchase of a new vehicle, but we need to raise the rest. AMEN! A minimum requirement vehicle that does all we need of it would be another new kia, they are $20,000 now. It is a great all around work truck that we haul many people and things with. But as the ministry grows a small 25 pass diesel mini bus 4 or 6 cyl may become more needful, but are 2x the money. So if anyone wants to help us replace a very worn and overused ministry kia that has helped build several churches in the mountains please pray about helping.

Ana Cristina has already had a promise of $2000 by the ORH ministry toward her surgery , need $9000 more. Please keep this in prayer as well. The last time I did this it took over 1000 phone calls looking for some way to help her. I called near every hospital that would even consider heart surgery on a baby and all kinds of organizations that help in this way all said no, too risky to expensive,.. too late. But thankfully the LORD guided us to Dr Casteneda and opened the door to save her life. This time we already know "how" in helping her, just need the funds to do it.

Pray for our churches here, it is always hard. One of our ladies who attends church somewhat regular came privately crying. I knew she had been carrying a heavy burden for months but never knew what it was. She has been looking for work to feed her family for a long time. She is raising 2 children alone and caring for an elderly father and cannot read or write. She has been leaving at 4 am every morning to work in the cane fields, or so everyone thinks... But they will not hire her because she is not big or strong enough, so she has been selling herself to the workers in order to feed her family. It would kill her elderly father if he knew how he was eating(who also comes to church). We have been helping her look for work and sending extra food to her. I would even consider hiring her to help Lisa but our funds are already very strained. Not sure what the solution is, but one more thing for prayer. Life in Honduras is raw and real.

And we are still in the middle of a spiritual battle that is trying to destroy much. It is the most important prayer request. I wont get into details but it is affecting even the pastors and causing division among breathern which is something God says he hates...

Need much prayer as always. Please help us in lifting these before the throne of Grace. And if the Holy Spirit speaks to you please answer. Thank you to all our faithful ministrering saint who have helped so much over the years. May the LORD bless you many times more than you have blessed us.
Unworthy servant to a worthy Saviour,
Barry Ritchie 


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