book about Biblical Faith Life of Moses and the Exodus
books are free downloads
many Short Bible Studies //
Missionary Trips and Mission of Hope
in Philippines ( many photos in
both mission works)
// or our many Wyoming Photos // or
Ron's Books // or our Books
for children // or our Ministry
Links or Shared Links
for Mission of Hope ministry in the Philippines.
Errol and Larrni Pitre have retired. They still live in the Philippines and have adopted a baby with some heal issues.
You can contact Errol on Face book.
All of his web pages (including this one) on this
website will be continued until the Lord directs otherwise ... because
the Lord called Errol and Larrni to an independent ministry to the
small villages on the northern half of the island of Mindoro, and He
supported them in faith in all ways in their years of ministry, and
their work with the Lord was outstanding among the villager.
The married team of Errol and Larrni is great example of what the Lord can do with a
retirement-aged-couple given over to His call with no idea of what is
Wilderness Press -- As
supporters of Errol and Laarni Pitre for more than a few years (beginning
when Errol retired from engineering and began to drill shallow
wells on the island of Mindoro, Philippines and preached the gospel
in the poor villages), we have continued to support them on our
website and in our prayers and as the Lord directs us. You can view
their work from the beginning, as they struck out on their own in
faith to do as the Lord continued leading them. To
view their work, click on our Logo and then click on Mission of
(past) supporters, we did receive letters from Errol (when they were on the mission field) which I continue to present
to you our visitors. There work developed rapidly under the Lord's guidance -
The latest news from Errol and Laarni - Subject: Hello
Date: Tue, 15 September 2015 20:59:26
Sorry for delays ... Errol and Larrni (at home in the
US) and also Barbara and I have been very busy. Barbara and I have just
finished cataract removals and in 4 more weeks will finally have
glasses ... I write this 10-2-15 ... see Errol's eye condition below.
Hello Ron ;
Got your offering and note yesterday . Thanks again .
wish I had something to report, but for us it has been constant hospital and
doctors for the past 5 months. Laarni got her 5th chemo last Tuesday
and that leaves her with 3 more to go. She will be done on October 22nd
with the chemo and then another month later the doctors will remove
the port in her shoulder. So, if all goes well we should return to the
mission field at the end of November or early December.
have been undergoing test and minor surgeries also. I had cataracts removed
from my right eye and also need to get the left eye done. I have a
torn cartridge in my right knee and back issues. I am Larrni's only
caregiver so I cannot have the back done since the recovery time is about 2
months. Laarni suffers from some side effects of the chemo and that
keeps me busy trying to make her comfortable and get her through from
one chemo session to the other.
Thanks for asking about us, but not much to report. God bless . Errol.
Dear reader and visitor to our website,
I trust that you will be praying for Errol, Larrni, and the work begun
in faith by them on the island of Mindoro, Philippines. (and perhaps
support them financially). See their work
through the years on this website. As the Lord might lead, pray for Barbara, me, and this website as well. Sincerely, Ron
HI RON; 2-3-15
Laarni left Thursday
for the Philippines and I am totally lonely. She is going back
because we are adopting a baby and paper work needs to be done. We
also have a young girl scheduled for surgery next month in Manila. I am
in Louisiana (at Mission Of Hope, 400
Ashland Dr., Thibodaux, La. 70301) ... trying to raise funds ... but not much luck yet. I will send
some info and pics whenever I have a break. Thanks very much for your support.
God bless. Errol.
Dear Christian visitor to to this webpage, this work of Errol and Larrni Pitre is the only truly go our on your own in faith without support with their own meager funds, except that the Lord worked it in them to do.
And the Lord has proved his assignment for them in blessing in the work
in many ways. The work is truly a Faith Work. Perhaps you might
consider holding them up in prayer ... and in that prayer ask if you
might support them with financial funds.
Thank you in the Lord. Ron
Hello Ron, September 19-22, 2014 (Dubois, Wyoming time)
We are in the middle of another typhoon and if I lose power I will try again later.
I don't remember what I sent you
last but if you have some duplicates just delete.
Also rearrange or do
whatever you have to to make it acceptable for the webpage.
Now on the humanitarian side of the ministry from left to right...
Also on the construction side we are building another (3rd) tribal school / church.
(Dear visitor, see these at Mission-hope-photos-8.html.)
Hello my friend!! 10:32 pm 5-5-14 (Dubois, Wy time)
appreciate you reminding me and continue to do so. I am in Manila at
an internet cafe. Having problems with both Laarni's and my computer.
Starting a new school Monday
in one of the tribes plus a meeting with the mayor of our town and the
chief of one of the tribes. Don't know what I'll be doing after lunch
(( : Having issues getting my 2013 DVD out. A tech is looking at my
computer now as I write. Laarni has been sick and we appreciate your
prayers. Got to go now. Keep reminding me to send stuff to you or I
will forget with all thats going on .
Love and miss you guys . Errol and Laarni
Hello Ron and Barbara ; You may want to post this on your site. Today (4-18-14 at 12:38 AM ... Dubois, Wyo time)
is a 6 year old girl, Antonette. She was involved in a motorcycle accident
last week. We took her to a hospital in Manila on the 11th, the day
before our anniversary. We slept in our van that night in the hospital
parking lot. Test showed she has a fractured eye socket and Jaw. The
hospital refused to do the surgery because the family could not come up
with the $3000 fee. Laarni and I would have footed the bill except that
we just sent $5000 to the IRS for our 2013 (ministry) tax bill. We have committed
$500, and if you can and are willing, we ask all you that help (or often pray for us) to get this
baby well again. Any donations should be sent to our US home office at Mission Of Hope, 400
Ashland Dr., Thibodaux, La. 70301. Your contributions are tax
deductible as we are a 501C-3 corporation. Receipts for this year will
be mailed out in January of next year.
God bless you. Errol.
On the 12th was Errol and Laarin Pitre's Anniversary and as you can see they spent it in ministry, as usual. Errol and Laarni look
to the Lord always and this is where the dear Christians reading this
come in ... as the the Lord leads. Please pray about this,
Also see Mission of Hope' latest web pages November 8th 2013, Typhoon Yolanda and Christmas Day 2013 in a Village
Early December 2013 -
This lady, Babylita, came to us for help concerning the massive growth
as seen in this first picture. We took her
to one of the top hospitals in the world in Manila. She was diagnosed
with 4th stage cancer that has already spread to her lungs and heart.
As is the norm with most tribal members, they come to us for help when
the situation is hopeless or critical. We visit her regularly and pray
that God will perform a miracle for His glory in her situation. The
second picture is her humble house and the third is her kitchen and
cooking area. The forth picture was taken with her and her family when
we brought her back to her tribe. We witnessed to the family and
Babylita, her husband, and four of her adult children accepted Christ.
God is so good.
11-11-13 11:57 (Dubois. Wyoming time)
Hello Ron ;
Thanks for your concern. The storm hit the islands south of us and
there are 10,000 feared dead and still counting. We experienced high
winds and heavy rain but no deaths near us. One of our schools lost the
roof and we have not been able to get to the other yet to check it out.
Lots of crop damage in the rice fields and the farmers are4 really
Laarni and I are yet again at the hospital with PJ on the mainland. PJ is suppose
to get discharged tomorrow but there is another Typhoon coming in the
same path as the last one. If it does hit tonight the ferry boats will
not run and we will be stranded here in Batangas.
Thanks for your generous giving as we know its from your own needs and not
any excess . God will bless you guys. Tell pastor Wade thanks for his
help. We are putting everything we have coming in into this ministry to
try and keep up with all that God is putting on our plate. Just on PJ
alone we've spent about $2000. Even now, we have 2 other kids we are helping that also are hospitalized.
Love and miss you guys. God bless. Errol and Laarni.
PS. Barbara and I have sent what we could afford ... Please pray about what aid you can send. Ron
Wednesday, October 30 6:21 AM (Dubois, Wyoming time)
Hello Ron. This is an urgent need and I would appreciate it if you put this on your web site. Blessings - Errol.
All - Hello and God bless
We ask that you prayerfully consider helping us with an emergency
regarding PJ, the 4 year old son of one of our tribal pastors. He has
been diagnosed with meningitis and is currently in ICU. We had to
suspended all other ministry projects to concentrate on helping this
child as he battles for his life.
and I have committed (i.e. to the hospital) our SS and pension income
to deferring the cost of his hospital confinement. And so our resources
are depleted and we prayerfully ask if you are willing to donate to
Mission of Hope to help PJ.
Any amount will be appreciated. Whatever you decide in the Lord, may God bless you.
We are a 501C3 corporation and all donations are tax deductible. Please send all funds to -
Mission of Hope
PO Box 5982
Thibodaux, La. 70302
From Ron: Folks, you can see by Errol's webpages
on this site how dedicated and how loving he and his wife are with the
people to whom they minister. This email further shows how committed
they are with their own personal funds. They gave all and never looked
back when the Lord pointed the way for them. Yes, the Lord provides ...
but Christians in many ways are the channels of His Mercy. And here you
are reading a very present and urgent need. As Errol blesses you,
so do I bless you in the Lord.
Thursday, August 17 9:40 AM (Dubois, Wyoming time)
reader ... I (Ron) have had a rather long time away (off and on) from
my computer over the last two years. First I had a full knee
replacement on my right leg and then six months later had the same on
my left leg. I could not (and cannot any longer) get down on my
knees except on something like my bed or very cushy pad, etc. Thus,
building up my leg strength and doing all that I need to do around our
homestead-like place has been slow and oft times awkward (like
plumbing, etc). Nearly all last winter it was Barbara who had to bring
firewood to the porch (our son Ben had come for a month in which he and
our grandson got in our wood for us). However, this summer the came
again for the month of July and I helped in a way rather different
from my usual manner of such work. Even now we have had unusual weeks
of cool and moist days with one snow-dump of a foot of snow. Needless
to say, digging potatoes, etc. and other things has been time
consuming. Such is my excuse for having little time and doing little on
the website, except that I have kept up with our Statistics Page to let visitors know how we are doing each month past.
I have been receiving emails from Errol and Laarni Pitre for months now
and instead of putting them on this alert page I have decided to make
two more webpages Mission 4 and Mission 5 for them. Please see them and I trust that you will spend the time to
catch up with this wonderful missionary couple (Errol is about 10 years
younger than me). They are truly in a "faith ministry". It began
several years ago upon Errol's retirement from engineering and their
funds from that, including their house in Wyoming, have been sacrificed
to their ministry.
Sent: Thursday, August 15 2:16 AM (Dubois time)
hope this is something you can use for your web site. The pics are self
explanatory. Before with the lump and after the surgery in the room.
Feel free to edit as you see fit.
are in the hospital in Manila. We brought the tribal chief named Lopi
from the tribe called Nabayee for the removal of a growth on his throat.
It was a 3 week process getting all the paperwork and we had to make 3
trips to Manila from the Island. He was operated on today and doing
well. It was a complicated procedure as the mass was wrapped around his
carotid artery and some nerves were involved. The doctors and hospital
are the best in the Philippines so we were blessed to even get him
Everything related to Lopi's surgery had to be orchestrated by
God. The hospital is absorbing most of the cost but we have to come up
with $500 on our end for the hospital bill. Out of pocket expenses to
date relating to Lopi's surgery also are adding up.
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:29 AM
Subject: Tribal baby
Second Batch; I added these pics as we are escorting the family back to their tribe.
left to right --Laarni is instructing the parents on how to administer
the meds for the baby --they are crossing the river to get to their
village surgery is about $300. A total of $800 will cover
everything. If you would like to help financially send all donations to
Mission of Hope -- PO Box 5982 -- Thibodaux Louisiana -- 70302. We are
a 501C3 corporation and all donations are tax deductible. We also
solicit your prayers.
Errol Pitre / CEO Mission of Hope.
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:02 AM (Dubois time)
I just got back from Batangas -- a 7 hour trip -- to try and get help
for the chief in one of the tribes. He has a growth about the size of a
large orange below the jaw on his right side. We did not find a doctor
willing to help so our next step is to go to Manila whenever we can
break away from the rest of work.
spent her day at the hospital here on the island helping tribal
patients get their meds and also feeding them lunch.
Though we are
always together, today we had to split because there was too much going
on. She is cooking now and we will bring dinner to the hospital at
about 6pm. Then we will come back to the house and eat and then a bath
and hit the sack. By then it will be between 9 and 10 pm. Up at 6am for
the a new day. I like busy but there comes a point where it can be
Storm or no storm, we experience power outages every day, it's a way of life for us.
Enjoy your family and may God bless you all. Errol.
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 5:09 PM
Good morning ( here ) ;
I wish we had the time to put in a garden. I love to plant and care for
veggies (and eat also). It's 7:am and we have 5 native families in the
hospital we are feeding. Laarni is cooking and we are preparing to head
out. The feeding will be repeated at noon and again tonight until they
are released from the hospital. It's the rainy season and many are
sick, especially children, because most have no adequate shelters.
Enjoy your visit with family
arriving. We try to communicate with our family as much as possible,
but it's difficult because of where we are. Thanks for all you do. I
will try to find time this weekend to send more photos (with their
captions) your way. Love and miss you guys. God bless. Errol.
A few weeks ago Errol began a series of emails
From: Errol Pitre <email@example.com>
To: Ron/Barbara(Dubois) Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:32 AM
Good evening (here).
pray all is well with you guys. Here it's same ole same ole... just a
different day... always exciting to see what God has for us each day.
Per you request, here are a few comments and a list of our needs (i.e. as we envision them at this moment).
on the clinic and school/church is slow because of a
Typhoon going through. It hit Manila, but we are getting sever rain
(slight flooding) and some wind. It's been pouring on and off for 3
acquired (rented) some property and we will plant rice to defer some of
the mission's food cost. Also we are planning to put in a garden, but the
challenge is to find the time. Egg plants, green beans, and okra grow
well here in the rainy season.
Per your request about our needs... here is a list of the
mission's needs and you can adjust the format if needed .
support . Any amount will help. This covers our living expenses and if
there is any excess it's used for our ongoing projects. We have raised
about 1/2 of our projected monthly budget and need to raise about
another $1500/ mo.
D--Vehicle upkeep-- Diesel, tires, insurance, license, and general maintenance--$250.00/mo.
2--Love offering for 2 native pastors -- $250.00/mo.
3--Pastors training center--$150.00
6--Medicine for medical missions--$1000.00/year
7--Water wells for the natives--$150.00 each
8--Hospital ministry caring for the tribal members hospitalized -- $50.00/mo.
11--To complete the medical clinic ( hospital )-- Approximately $30,000
I will send latest pictures for a new webpage ASAP. Let me know if this is ok for you. I'm flexible.
God bless. Errol.
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:43 AM
Hello again !
past my bedtime, but I thought I would send a couple of pictures as a
trial run. Let me now if this procedure will work for you.
From left to right the captions are;
1--The latest photo of medical clinic .
2--The first stage of the school/church in a tribal village
Let me know what you think,
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:22 AM
I have some
time now. I tried a few minutes ago and we had a power outage and lost
everything. Now power is back on so I will try again. I wish I could
explain how difficult it is to get things done here (especially
communications). So please bear with me. I will try shooting emails
with attachments as you suggested. I can only send 5 or 6 at a time as
I get a message stating that I have run out of space. That is why I went to
Sky Drive as I could send more and add captions. Also, email will not
allow me to move the pics and get them in the proper order. Anyway,
From left to right -- After 2weeks of treatment... 1)
baby's burn is healing... 2) full body of baby in hospital... 3) Laarni and
mom with baby in hospital... 4) emergency room the day of the accident.
Of Hope is a humanitarian ministry evangelically helping members of the differing tribes with
whatever ailments they may have. In this particular case, the year
old baby reached into a pot of boiling water and severely burned his
hand and lower forearm. It happened in early morning and it so was mid
afternoon before we got him to the hospital. He was confined for three
days and then allowed to return to his tribe. We bought the prescribed
meds and then took the family back to their village.
next two weeks we kept close tabs in the tribe for the administering of
and the baby's healing process. We believe God intervened, for the
healing was amazingly fast, as is evident in the 'after' picture. Over
week ordeal, we established a good relationship with his family: It
was only about a month ago that we were introduced (i.e. established
contact) to this particular tribe: And of course we began a
ministry to reach them with the Gospel, and presently we are building
a simple church/school in the tribe (see photos of similar ones on other of our webpages). And God has already provided a
pastor/teacher to minister to the tribal members' spiritual and
This particular tribe has about 25 families (approximately 200 souls)
and they are very appreciative of our help to one of their
members. The baby happens to be the son of the chief, and that
coincidence has really helped us get a foothold in the area. The people
excited that God has sent someone to help them; in that, no one has
showed any concern for them. Also, they are thrilled that their
will have a school to go to and a chapel to worship in.
RON--Let me know if this fits in to what you want. Critique is appreciated. God bless. Errol.
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:32 AM
late and I have a full week on my plate. If I can find a window this
week , I will send more your way . Feel free to do whatever you think
needs to be done with the pics and writings as long as the context is
not altered. I don't want to misrepresent what God is doing. Just
mentioning them because I know you would never intentionally mislead anyone.
Thanks for your help . We miss and love you guys. God bless. Errol and Laarni.
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 4:26 PM
all you do. God will bless you for helping us help the poor. I will be
sending more as time permits. This morning I am bringing 5 young ones
with pneumonia to get meds. One of the moms will begin her 6 months
medication program to combat her TB. We rented some property here to plant
rice to defer some of the food costs of the mission, and we will be starting the
planting this morning.
I will first go to the supply house to
buy materials for the church/school in Nabayee and arrange for the
shipping to the tribe. Then I need to be at the medical clinic as we
start this week to frame the roof. I will take Laarni to her school on
my way as I take the patients to the doctors.
doctor is coming Thursday from Manila to our mission to help with
the medical needs of tribal people. Laarni will contact her today
and order the meds we
need. We will be traveling to Manila early Wednesday morning to pick up
Also while in Manila we will contact several foundations and
hospitals for help. We have a 2 year old with cataracts and the tribe
chief (the father of the baby with the burn) has a huge lump growing
on his throat.
Gotta go. It's 6:30 am and must get busy. We appreciate your prayers. God bless you all.
Here is communication from a few months ago...
Dear friends and family,
Laarni and I
want to thank all of you for supporting us in the work God has
commissioned us to do here in the Philippines. It is our pleasure to
be your missionaries in bringing the Gospel to the poor on the island
of Mindoro. Our labor has brought us much joy, and God continues to
burden us for the thousands of souls who have never heard the Good
As a result of raising only 50% of our budget before
coming to the field, we will run out of funds in May of this year. In
order to complete our term into December, we must raise enough money
for the remaining seven months. At $1500 / month, we will need a
total of $10,500. You have invested in our ministry and allowed us to
carry on God's work for 2 years. We are asking that you prayerfully
consider in helping us complete our term.
We are not needing
additional monthly support (as much) at this time, but rather so we
can plan for the rest of year we need a one time love offering. If
God burdens your heart to help us in this, then let us know what you
have decided so we can make our plans. May God richly bless you
regardless of what your decision is in this matter. Thank you for all
you have done to help us spread the Gospel.
should be sent to :
Assembly of God World Missions
N. Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO. 65802-1894
As I stated above, this
ministry is truly independent and truly of faith. Assembly of God
World Missions knows this about the Pitres and thus recommend
their ministry as truly of the Lord. That is, AGWM offered to handle
an account for the Pitres. This does several things.
1) It provides a rock solid organization for people to send monies
without wondering if it will go for the reason intended; and so
all of it goes to the Pitres. 2) Through the organization, the
Pitres also can buy their personal insurance at a discount, which
they could not do on their own.
However, as long as we have
known the Pitres, their independent office-of-ministry has been
operated by a friend in Louisiana. Here is the address -
and Laarni Pitre
Mission of Hope
P.O. Box 5982
This address is where we have sent our support. If
you want records for the IRS, sending to either address will work for
you. Yet, Barbara and I give with the Lord knowing what we do, and
that is all we need.
We invite you to spend a little time in
our pages for Mission of Hope and see if the Lord might want you to
help the Pitres ...as onto the Lord.
I (Ron) was a junior
in high school when we had a revival (typically 2 weeks of every
night and twice on Sundays) at our church. The evangelist was from
our southeast region of Texas where I lived and was well known. I
overheard a conversation between the evangelist and a few adults
about where he was going next to hold services and it would be soon,
but it would be outside of his normal circuit. He had called his
secretary to arrange for plane fare and had been informed that the
fare was more than he had in his bank account. He had responded to
her that she should look in his files for other ministries (of which
he thought highly) and to write a check(s) to those ministries such that
the bank account would be essentially empty. She had responded, then,
about the wisdom of such a procedure, and he had responded as a
matter of course, "It is the only method that I know of that
most likely will refurbish my bank account, because I need to fly out
the middle of the week."
At the time I had thought that
the evangelist was demonstrating courage in faith. But I discovered
over the years that this was simply his way of doing business; for
the next revival had already been planned and people were active in
visiting in their neighborhoods for that series of meetings. You see,
dear reader, a work, if it truly be the Lord's work, has various
methods... usually different than the norm.
So, dear reader,
if in this time in history of America and of the world you have a
surplus, then it is better to use some of it by investing in the
Lord's endeavors. For you know that your surplus will likely be used
up somehow or other.
If you lack a surplus, or have less than
needed, it behooves you to consider this little note. For you know
the money is going to go. Consider the Widows Two Mites (Mark 12:42).
In your case, then, essentially there is nothing to loose and likely more
to gain. I am not speaking of "promises" or doctrines, etc.
I am suggesting that you simply open your heart and see if the Lord
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