Belize City in Belize, July 16 to July 22, 2011
by ppm staff
July 16, 2011 at 08:29 PM
Belize greeted us nicely today! Thanks for all of your prayers so far! Please continue to pray for us throughout the week as we minister to the people of Belize City through VBS, youth ministry and construction. We met Pastor Brown of Calvary Baptist Church, where we will be serving this week. We also went for a walk through the neighborhood to invite kids and families to the church services throughout the week. Tomorrow we get to enjoy a true Belizean Baptist Church service in the morning, have a fun event for the youth in the afternoon and lead worship in the evening. Pray that God's name be glorified and that we would follow wherever God leads us this week! Thanks!
by ppm staff
July 17, 2011 at 09:07 PM
This morning we worshiped with Pastor Brown and his congregation at Calvary Baptist Church. We sang lots of new worship songs and praise the Lord the Belizean culture way. After morning service and Sunday school we had some time to plan for the youth service we had this afternoon. We played some fun games, worshiped the Lord with music and a skit. After the youth service, and a few hours to plan and relax we had another service for the whole church in the evening. Tomorrow we start our construction project working on a youth center behind the church, and begin our first day of VBS! Pray for safety, strength and guidance for our team tomorrow during each project. Thanks!
by PPM Staff
July 18, 2011 at 10:04 PM
Today started our first full day of ministry! Some of us began bright and early with packing dirt for the foundation of the youth building while the rest of us went walking through the neighborhood engaging in conversational evangelism. We went into many homes and talked with many families telling them about Jesus and the love of God as well as inviting them to every church event that is going on this week. We then held our first day of VBS. We had lots and lots of kids show up ready to have fun and learn about Jesus. We even saw some of the families that we visited in the morning there for VBS! Praise the Lord! We also did another youth service. The youth seemed to have a blast playing the games and we heard a great message about building our foundation on the Lord! Tomorrow we will be doing the same thing. Pray for more kids to come to VBS to hear about Jesus and that we might share the Gospel boldly to the people. Pray also for safety for the construction!
Message from Brad
July 18, 2011 at 10:05 PM
by PPM Staff
July 19, 2011 at 09:40 PM
Some of us started the day off VERY early doing construction so that we could try and be more productive before it got too hot outside. We got a LOT accomplished today. We are just about ready to start pouring the concrete for the foundation of this youth center! Praise God! We also had the opportunity to go out into the community again and engage in some prayer walking as well as some home visits and getting to pray for people and converse with them in their homes! It was such a blessing! We invited them to the VBS that we had today where we talked about Zacchaeus, the weeeee little man. The kids seemed to enjoy the story and the play. We had over 150 little ones running around and playing. We all had a blast loving on these kids and just letting them love on us. Tonight we had another youth service. Even more youth than yesterday showed up and participated in the fun games, the worship and listened to a lesson that Brad gave about being the body of Christ. It connected well with the skit that was performed at the beginning, a skit to "Can anybody hear her" by Casting Crowns. Pray for tomorrow as we go check out some Mayan Ruins before we have VBS. Pray for safety, patience, and boldness as we reach these kids, youths and their families tomorrow at every service. Thanks for all of your prayers so far! God Bless!
by PPM Staff
July 20, 2011 at 10:57 PM
We started our day off at the Mayan Ruins of Altun-Ha, which means Rockstone Water (we learned that today, along with lots of other interesting facts) After exploring the ruins we headed back to the church for another day of VBS. We had over 100 kids again and we had a great time playing and hanging out with them. Today was our last day with them! It feels like this week flew by! We even got to see the concrete be poured and smoothed out for the youth center! It's so awesome to see all the work that was accomplished this week! We also had another youth service and a farewell/celebration service for us. We had communion with the church and worshiped one last time the other half of the team from Alabama. Tomorrow we head to the Caye to relax after a hard week's work. Pray for safety as we get ready to head home on Friday!
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The Seekers' Bible study
During this morning's Bible study we shared the exciting news on the blog and included this mission trip on our prayer list for God to continue blessing you all through this trip and also to bless others through each and every one of you. We are looking forward to hearing even more about your trip when you arrive home safely.
Joyce & John Wood
Awesome Job Everyone! We are all proud of you for going on this mission trip and praying the word of God reaches many more people through each of you. Praise God! We'll pray for your success and safe journey.
I am so glad you all made it there safely. It sounds like you all are working very hard. Keep up the good work on this exciting mission. Keeping you all in my heart and prayers. Have a safe trip back and I can not wait to hear more about the great things you all are doing!
Sounds as if you are very busy and doing so much good as I knew you would. Do take care, our prayers are with you. I know that you are going to leave there with so much good being accomplished. Have a save trip home.
jo & abby
looks like youre hard at work doing good deeds. stay safe, stay hydrated. dont worry dad, we are taking GOOD care of your ipad :) love and joy to you all!
Mary Sundberg-Whealdon and John Coffin
Glad to hear you all arrived safely and you are finding many wonderful opportunities for ministry. It looks like everyone is "looking rosy" so don't forget the sunscreen! As you all know, you are much closer to the equator and the sun. We are looking forward to following your blog and we are keeping you in our prayers. Blessings today and each day.
thank you for the time and effort to set up and maintain this blog so we can follow you all on this wonderful mission. it's exciting to be able to keep your specific requests in our prayers and also wonderful to see God working through all your efforts
Tom & Terri
Glad to see that you made it to Belize safely. We'll be keeping you in our prayers. May your hearts be filled with song and may the love of God continue to give you hope and keep you strong!