Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Kia ambulance. Got a call earlier in the week from one of our mountain pastors. He needed help with a young girl who was having delivery  problems.  Her baby was breached they got her to the hospital and did an emergency c sec. To my surprise and against my advice they wanted to go back up the mountain just a couple of days later. Loaded up her family and her a made the slow ride up. Some men met us where the kia could go no further. The had a hammock  strung up on a pole to carry her the last mile. Baby and mom are ok. Baby's name..Elijah  Moses. We destroyed a third new tire this month. I think I need to fix the old kia and use it more for these runs. It is modified with the big heavy tires. The road still ruins them too...just not every trip.. Lenin was with me and changed his first tire. Only had to help him with 2 tight lugnuts. Amen. Earthly costs $200...Treasure stored in heaven? Priceless.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Testing waters...

Jr and Lordes are back from Nicaragua. It took them 5 hours to cross the border but once across no issues. They did 2 preaching outreaches in two locations Saturday and Sunday under tents and handed out some Bibles with our national preacher. Two of Lorde's brothers also went as set up crew and sang bible songs with the kids. It was a good time of testing the waters so to speak...which they really did too. Between services was enough time to visit the beach like we did last month. A retired Sandinista Captian allowed them to stay in his home and helped them do the outreaches.

Just prior to Nic. we finished up with the visiting group from Wings BPS and they headed north to help another mission. They walked every major street in Choluteca with folks from our churches handing out thousands of invitations to Wend night church service and 10'
s of thousands J/R. Wends was a double header preaching service held outside because near 300 showed up with several trusting the LORD. Bibles were handed out to 95 first time visitors. They also spent time in a school teaching as well. A great visit. I believe the LORD was pleased in all of it. Lots of work but lotsof treasure in heaven as well.  ...amen corner-Well pump runs...and we got our washing machine parts in and are washing clothes... Amen! In between the two outreaches one of our mountain pastors asked for help moving his corn harvest. So we took the kia up and loaded it down with corn seed. and lost a new tire when a sharp rock cut it up... after sweating it all out the A/C also quit... Return to town dusty, hot,  sweaty and replaced both... A/C needed a new fan... no one had one, not even the dealer... A search of junkyards for one that was...well close enough. Air is cold again...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

putting out fires...

Have a great group here from Wings BPS. They sent 18000 John and Romans to distribute on a bliz to help one of our city churches. Picked them up in the capital(half lost luggage) arrive back in Choluteca in time to pickup the parts Jr needed to install the new pump motor...use kia to lower pump, at midnight we finaly got water up and running...only to have lines burst over night. Head out with group and distribute near 10,000 of the J/Romans in a great day. Come home to seeing a blazing fire creeping up toward the lighthouse (kids in bed) wake all load up a tank of water on the kia(firetruck) and head out to battle the blaze. Lisa and several kids have melted shoes... but blaze is out. Called fire department... never came. Guess they needed gas money first. Praying for a good turn out today as we head out sowing more seed for tonights service.

Friday, March 13, 2015


Battling spiritual wickedness in high places... Thankfully we were able to repair the roof, we hope. Ministering Saints gave extra and we replaced about 1/2 of the roof panels on the Lighthouse. Which were all the ones we knew to be leaking. Amen!  We could not test it because we lost water. We also fixed our washer which was several hundr

ed dollars for a pump...and it worked one day before a sensor switch went out...now waiting for parts. We have a group coming from the USA (BPS) to help distribute the 18,000 John and Romans they sent, in a 2 day blitz of the city. We finally got school started again and found a certified teacher willing to work with us, books  purchased and kids going. Amen.  Woke up Sunday to no water. Run through the normal fixes and nothing. Run around to find a few expendadables often bad electrical parts on Monday, still nothing. Had to pull the pump up. Called the folks that installed it and waited waited waited, 2 days of promises. He arrives on a motorcycle with a tester to tell us what we already knew. Pump must come up. They could pull it up for $800...uuhh no thank you. So Jr and I set out to make a rig to pull it up, buy steel, rob parts from other equipment ect. Took a day with a few failed attempts(heavier than we thought) and we ended up using the Kia and pullies with cable to pull it up in about 3 hours once started. Only find the worse case, the pump was burned up...a very expensive pump. Now to find one and pray we can get it. Next weekend we promised our Nicaraguan pastor to revisit the area we canceled with the Drs last month... not sure how we will have funds at the moment. Would hate to cancel a second time. Just battling spiritual wickedness in high places it seems. Also had to replace 2 tires in 2 weeks on the kia rocks cuting them open. One wheel was so tight I broke the tool... had to get a younger man to help me change a tire... That is embarrassing for an old tire man... getting old.  Good things must be coming next week... amen

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