Honduras Missions

The Ritchie Family / Children's Lighthouse

Monday, May 16, 2016

Wings as Eagles

We had a good week considering. This Sunday there were 9 baptisms at the Lighthouse. Our playplace/classroom/ssroom has a ballpit/kiddypool/baptismal. Multi purposed. It is the only clean water available right now rivers are still dry. Two churches used it to baptize this Sunday and more to follow.
The kids wanted to serve the churches a meal since they would be without food most of the day when they come down the mountain to visit. That presented a problem due to the bank canceling my debit card on wend. They issued new secure card with chips... and left me hanging with access to funds. Kids were determined, they used the rice we had and killed the fatted lamb. Great meal. Another blessing were able to help one of our mt churches purchase a motorcycle. They were walking 10miles and 3000ft of elevation daily teaching bible classes in public schools... my heart was blessed and sad by this. So we did what we could and the Lord worked it out. Need several more to be truthful. A mt church also finished the roof install on their new classroom and will be ready for medical/evang outreach in a month or so. Amen...
thank you for your prayers they keep us airborn even when we are out of gas. Amen

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bless the milk curse the cow

Our kids went to a science discovery place in the capital for our schools special outing. Nice to have another driver for the 6+ hour round trip. They all had a good time and learned a lot. Also stopped by the zoo on the way home as well.  They aquired many new animals since our last trips a few years ago. It was the first time I can think of I was home alone. Julie a for time prepped my food for the day to keep me out of the kitchen... even brought the microwave to my office... I had to laugh.
 Lots to plan and prep for. Lisa returning. Several ministries going well. Dr visit outreach coming up. Baptisms here at Lighthouse property in a week. Always much to do. Need prayer and much provision to make it all happen. Learned today another denomination is using the teaching material we have. I tried to give it to them years ago to strenghten and correct their teachings I found weak. They refused and said I taught false things. One of their men went through our bible institute years ago when we were just starting. He kept the material, copied it, and is now teaching the same thing  to the same folks I tried giving the material to years ago... I had to laugh. They do not know where it came from but praise how good it is... a Honduran saying here is "bless the milk but curse the cow"... kind of fits... amen...
Both Julie and Lenin will be planting this year. Julie is trying a garden and planting new fruit trees. Lenin is planting a field of corn and beans.  Amen

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