Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Monday, November 16, 2015

one more thing...

Had one more person call on the Lord Sunday. Amen.
The retention wall in San Geranimo has been rebuilt and reinforced.
We got a late night message that Lisa's dad had a heart attack. That set a series of events into play. Ministering saints provided a way for Lisa to quickly return to the US and be with family. He is doing better but has many issues that cannot be  addressed. So she is helping her mom and dad for a time. Lots to do on the home front here. Two weddings and school restarts soon. Prep to teach in a couple of our churches, maybe put together a preachers meeting for our men. Plus Christmas, New Years and going to Nic to preach. And still maintain our "normal" house and ministry as well.
Have the wrecked kia painted and reassembled. Still need a bumper but it is drivable and looks ok for now, will make a front bumper when the other project below is done....
In case I was wasting a little time....We took on another project as well. A missionary in the north who runs an air ambulance service saw our kia. He asked if we could build his the same way to use in the moskitia where there are no paved roads. We said yes so he bought a new one Monday, drove it across the entire country and dropped it off wend. Once build and sent back, it will never see pavement again.
So we are raising it(ie making a lift kit) to fit bigger tires and wheels, lengthening the steering shaft, arranging to build new wheels, building a rack and seating system to facilitate any kind of load like blocks, motors, people, stretchers or coffins... If it is like here often several different cargos in same day... old school skills for me, but Jr is doing most of it. Weee. I was in a missions conference a long time ago at our church. The men had challenged each other to give the missionaries nice tools. Snapon wrenches, worm drive saws ect. Top quality stuff. As they were casting lots to who got what I overheard a very young missionary say to his
 wife, "I don't need tools I am going to preach, I'll just take a screwdriver." I thought he is not going to make it, he will need every tool on the table where he is going. I was right he lasted less than 6 months... a missionary wears many hats...
And one more thing. Pastor Renee came by today with a big bag of corn on the cob as a thank you to us for prayers. His wife's results came back neg for cancer. They are treating her in a different way. Prayers were heard... a big thank you to our ministering saints. The prayers were heard. Praise the Lord for His goodness...

one more thing again. We had a very good day all thing considered. So we thought. I almost posted as such. Till screams after supper. The kids wanted a quick round of hide and seek before I called them in. Karen climbed our mango tree in the dark to hide. The branch broke and she fell to the concrete from half way up.
Broke both ankles in 2 places each. She needs to be operated on to walk right. Sched for 6am to open her up and screw her together. Private clinic, not sure how much or how to pay for it but it can easily be 2-3000 even here... need some more prayers and miracles...need a wheelchair as well


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