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Honduras Missions The Ritchie Family missionaries to Choluteca Honduras....

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

And Thus it begins... A Church in Los Terreros

After several visits to Los Terreros asking about property the word spread quickly. Those that preach “another gospel” began rattling their sabers, making promises to some and threats to others, basically don't sell to Baptists or else. One man, Senior Ordoñez, did not take kindly to this influence. He and his father hiked down the mountain on monday to find us. He offered to sell us his small mud and stick home and small lot to start church services in. He was asking 12,000 lemperia, that is about $645 dollars depending on the exchange rate of the day. Bro Enemensio said it would work, he knew the man and the papers are in order. Now for the clincher. A church in New England, South Swansea Baptist Church, sent a special love offering for us to use how we see fit. It was sent out in January, to our surprise it arrived last week. It was a $644 check…I did not check the EXACT exchange rate-but is there any doubt? We signed papers Tuesday, church services start on Sunday.
Matthew 6:7 Jesus said …for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, BEFORE YE ASK HIM.… AMEN! and Amen! The LORD’s desire is to use his saints to do his will. But it is us who must distance ourselves from the busyness and noise of the world, so we might hear the small still voice and simply reply… Yes LORD Yes, to your will and to your way