Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Friday, September 18, 2015

Building churches and wedding bells...

More expense added to a long month. Rains caused a retaining wall on the other side of the church to  fall. An adobe house in the same area fell on a little girl that goes to the church as well. They dug her out and thought they might amputate her leg but Dr we able to pin her all back together... they wall... it was amputated and we need to rebuild it before rain can damage the foundation of the church.
Also had a visitor from the north coast who runs an air ambulance. He wants to buy a kia and modify it like ours...so come to see who it was done. Maybe even have jr and I build it for him.

Not official yet but it looks like our fir
st lighthouse child Jenny will be getting married in Jan to one of our faithful church boys. They are both leaning toward full time ministry... lots to do yet lots of needs to make all happen. Need lots of wisdom and prayer. Also in Dec Omar's daughter Yosilyn will be getting married. After Omar's passing she came to me and asked permission in place of her father, later asked if I would give her away in Omars place... humbling...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Win a few...

I always enjoy leaving out in the morning seeing the sheep laying in our field..The monkey bite is healing, and the Lord has allowed a few other battles to be won. We did have the multi church baptismal service and 6 of our churches represented and 375 folks  were able to attend with 5 of churches baptizing a total of 19 believers. Amen. That is a an expensive burden to get that many people off the mountains but was well worth it and created a lot of unity. Lisa fed them, preaching filled them and a couple of men dunked them and buses moved them. In all a great day in the Lord.
Also had a call about an available property to plant a church on. It is next to the site we did the medical outreach on. The man who allowed us to use his home for a pharmacy is selling the property  across the path. Great site, has water and electic to it. We had an offer to help purchase it and with what the mission has we only need 1000 dollars to purchase it. Waiting on the Lord. To soon to share all but looks like we will have a wedding of our first lighthouse child... details to follow later. Amen!
Just spent the afternoon with the youth from La Cruz baptist as they did a children's outreach in a newer barrio across town. It is a good place to begin a work. Over 1000 home less than 5 min walk...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

When the devil looks like a monkey

Been a rocky start to the month. Sunday morning started off with a fight with a monkey and he got in the last bite to my ear. Went all Sunday with a dripping bloo
dy ear. weee. Sat night we had an outreach preaching teaching time in a Luz y Vida Baptist Church. One of the member's adult sons was killed on his way to work at the same time of night. Robbed and hit in back of neck with a machete. Funeral was Sunday. His twin sister is sch to be baptized this Sunday. Also did an outreach i. The mountain on Friday night. Several kids went and took care of equipment ect. so I was free to teach a lesson to the youth about the glory of God and used Hubble pictures. All were glue to the screen. On way down punctured another tire but made it home by midnight. Some of our bible grads are teaching bible classes in public schools currently 3 schools, about 300 students. But they are being asked by more schools to also teach in them... 10 are asking. Need much more supplies, funds and workers to do it. Imagine a public school begging a church to come teach bible weekly to every class and ever student.. and we say no because we cannot full fill all the need... glorious and heartbreaking in same breath... prepping for a big multi-church baptism service Sunday at Lighthouse property. Wish our latest project was finished for it... but septic is in, foundation dug, and starting to pour...progress amen. It will be a multi use open building, many uses we have needed for many years...just as the Lord provides. Keep us in prayer...

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