Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Only 31 more years to go... in the wilderness... under a tent...

Been a busy month. Had Truth for Today medical  team here for an evangelistic  campaign. Great week and a bountiful harvest. We gave medical care to 1983 people of which 255 made a new relationship with Christ. Amen .. We thought we had a few more but when the pastors reviewed for followup visits they found a few folks went through our lines more than once with paperwork... and were counted 2x. Bookkeeping does wonders. Our bible students will follow up on all 1983 people making in home visits over the next few months.  Several hundred more renewed or got assurance  of salvation. Even a catholic priest and a priest's helper came to a repentant knowledge. Made it through the the week without any major issues... until the last day up on the mountain. Started by blowing a tire.. then a bus passed the parked kia and scraped the whole side... on way down the bearings began to fail on the trailer...but made it home. Jr lost brakes and rode the gears all the way down, just like I had to do last year. Dangerous if you lose control... he broke 2 springs and the differential in doing so. But got his passengers safely down...  With this help a new church plant has begun in Gausaule. And the tent we started two  other churches with and preached under for 7+ years was cleaned by our kids, sewn up and put in service again to plant another church. Sat. Drag the trailer to town to fix bearings, thinking it should be simple and cheap..but what I wanted done did not happen. Hooked up trailer to go get materials only to have it break down 2x. First time at 5pm wheel came off and broke all the studs... got a hold of jr before phone died and got it back on  road around 10pm...only to have axle  break a few miles later...finally put a long board under it, tied it on and drug it home at 1am...weee. today went to the 9year anniversary  of the LA Cruz Baptist church and shared the tent story, that we put up the same tent to start another church... amen. Carlos preached and a new lady visitor came to Christ.  using up this world's stuff saving heavenly stuff is what it is all about... hoping my candle is completely spent before my flame is put out...feels like it is most days...
In other news...Finally have water to the San Jeranimo church. I added a few old photos from when we first began in La Cruz. On was just a week after with 45 people, the little tent... few months later 75...

1 Comments:

At August 12, 2015 at 4:55 PM, Blogger Emilio Fernandez said...

Good morning, how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Honduras? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Honduras in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
28902 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain

If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez

 

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