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The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Monday, May 12, 2014

Days in the life...and death

Prayer needed. Internet not working right hard to post anything
Days in the life... Chasing spiders, building walls, sealing holes, counciling and loving in deed. Rainy season has begun and we are playing catch up. Electric goes out daily as they fix all the lines. Dry season allows one to coast a bit and get other things done. Still repairing the wall at the church. Going to really hurt at the end of the month. Also had big holes in our roof that needed attending. Showed the boys what to do and sent them up (lighter). to fix. Roof tape, tar and young teen boys...make a big mess. We will see how it holds soon. Sat morning they run in with a bunch of taranculas. Three of about a dozen they found out by the laundry room. Can we keep um? ...Do you have an cage? uh no... then no. Put them back and wait till you have a cage for a dozen big hairy spiders.(not likely to happen) Drove to town and was waiting for someone and opted to wait near the soon to be new kia dealer. They are displaying cars there already. Pulled up to a new kia like ours and waited and looked. Our old one obviously was jealous, nervious or thinking it was time to finally escape to car heaven because after about 10 minutes it overheated and dumped all the water... Asked the car cleaner guy for his water and refilled and revived it... has not lost any since. Hmmm. Was called out to do counciling as well in the midst of it all, rare time when a humble spirt prevailed. Then got a call Sat night from Pastor Renee but had a bad connections and confused, and he said he would see me in the morning. Pastor Renee needs prayer. His oldest daugher was hit by a car. She was in the capital hospital and not sure if she was going to make it, or if they could save her leg. He sent his wife and other daughter to the hospital and he stayed to preach. He got a call in the middle of service saying she was dead, only to have them say moments later they revived her. Confusion and heartache. The hospital was not helping as they thought they should and all wanted to get her in to a pay clinic specialist care. I know this hospital it is a training facility and patients have a new doctor ever 4 hours. In our 2 weeks there never saw the same Doctor 2x. And the Drs hate to be questioned. I gave him all I could to move and care for her.
 Not sure if it will be enough and not sure how we are to get through the month, but no other way to obey 1John 3:16-18.
Mothers day went well. As I was waiting at the gate in the kia to go pick up folks a humming bird started tapping the windows. Cute and memorizing. Front, back sides then I saw a crow nearby so it was likely trying to hide. Lisa prepared nice gifts for moms and a dinner afterward. I was distracted dealing with Renee only to have a neighbor come over saying our cow was stuck in their fence. Grab 2 boys and send them to get the ox out of the ditch. Always in need of prayer
 Update as uploading...
Pastor Renee's daughter was hit by a car this weekend. The injuries did not seem that bad at first. It has been a time of turmoil and heartache. But we just learned Rixi Estela Sanches did not make it. She was 22 years old. He is the pastor of the church we are trying to rebuild the wall on. He is on a bus on the way back from the capital with her body to bury her here. Heartache upon heartache. So often we seem too little too late here... She did know the LORD.


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