Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It will be worth it all... When we see Jesus

Just a thank you and a praise to the LORD for Truth for Today Medical Missions and the Wallers. They opted to come to Honduras for the launching of their new ministry. The team they brought was tougher than Honduras had to throw at them. From the heat, hiking up the mountain, rained on and non stop needs and woefully limited supply versus need. It can be overwhelming for some and it often humbles and breaks hearts in those with eyes seeking the LORD's will. Especially when they realize our folks live this way all the time and do it on almost nothing. The hikes to visit these new christians are brutal on our pastors, but that is the plan. We spent the last few thousand dollars of our donated new vehicle fund repairing the kia in preparation for this outreach. The kia made it through the week but only 30-40mph max and did not have the power it used to climbing one section and the group had to hike up. So they arrived worn out, beat up and soaked in sweat to the largest waiting crowd so no rest for the weary. Yet I never heard a murmur though I knew it was tough on a few. But for 260+ souls, the aches, pains and costs will long be forgotten in eternity.
Often, I dare not write some of the things that happen here for fear many think it is a fish tale.. But this time I have witnesses.. So here goes. 6 days of events have ended more than 700 received glasses and 264 made professions in Christ Jesus through one on one soul winning. Many in weeping tears as did our soul winners oft times. 4 local politicians, a man dressed as a woman, and even the two catholic priests of one village. All the result of much preparation by our local pastors, and Bible institute students and through them as the soul winners and the Holy Spirit at work where ever we turned. Doors opened that had been closed and the uniqueness of the outreach yielded an abundance of older adults. What a blessing. If there is rejoicing over one repentant sinner... then this week there might have been a parade on the street of gold in celebration... Amen.

Wendsday's outreach brought Pastor Augusto to tears. Raised catholic, he has had many issues in his family and community sinces trusting the LORD. At Eyes of Water he was amazed to see an entire community so ready to hear, believe and receive the Word of God. It moved him so much he often wept with the one being saved. A beautiful thing to watch. The Eyes of Water now has water, vision and a new spirit... None of which they had before November. He expected a confrontation with the priest but he stood and humbly asked Augusto, "What must I do to be saved?".  If that does not welt a tear you might have something broken that needs fixing, or needs to be broke in Honduras ... Amen!


At June 22, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Blogger Terry Hagedorn said...

It was great to see what the Lord has done through your ministry, brother Barry. The 23 children in the Lighthouse Orphanage are so blessed and such a blessing. The three churches we were able to visit were being pastored by capable and godly pastors. The Lord has surely blessed your ministry in Honduras.

What a blessing to have Dr. Waller and his team come and give eye exams and give people glasses.

I would encourage churches to seriously consider supporting you and the great things God is doing in Honduras with and through your and Lisa's ministry.

Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870
MOUNTAIN MANNA, 96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30am

"Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary."

At June 27, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Blogger Cindy Bennett said...

Dear Barry, I am always amazed by your stories! Thanks for sharing. Humbled and blessed!


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