Dangriga in Belize, June 30 to July 06, 2012
June 30, 2012 at 08:27 AM
The staff is here at the Global eagerly awaiting the arrival of Kernersville First Baptist. Accommodations are ready, Food is prepared, Supplies are bought and hearts are ready to experience all that God is going to do through us and in us this week as we work at Hope Creek AOG. Thank you so much for all your prayers and we will update you as soon as possible upon the teams arrival. Praise the Lord!
The Pelicans have landed!
July 1, 2012 at 04:19 PM
The team has arrived safe and sound here in Belize. Although it was rainy when they got here, the weather cleared and we were able to enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch at a local stand and then headed off towards Hattieville where we spent an hour playing some basketball and talking with the youth at the youth hostel there. It was another 2 hour drive until we got to our destination of Hope Creek. After another wonderful meal provided by our cook, Madeline, we settled into our 5 star accommodations at the local school and enjoyed a peaceful night's rest. We thank you for all your prayers and look forward to updating you and sharing our experience with you in person upon our return. Thank you again and God Bless!
Praising God as One
July 1, 2012 at 04:22 PM
The group poses for a photo as they prepare for their first worship service in Belize.
July 1, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Nathan tries to defend his honor by playing multiple rounds of thumb wrestling.
July 1, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Hayden and Melissa share their testimonies during the morning worship service.
The day of the Lord.
July 1, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Today we celebrated with the Hope Creek AOG church and had a wonderful time celebrating our God together and basking in his love. After church, the team headed out into the community to do some home visits and prayer walking. They invited the children to VBS tomorrow through Wednesday and the community to tonight's worship time. It has been an amazing first day here in Belize and we are so thankful that God has chosen us to be a part of his ministry and the building of his kingdom.
God's Plans are Bigger Still!
July 3, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Yesterday (Monday) was a great day of ministry, even if things did not go as planned. The day started off wonderfully with 50+ children attending our VBS in the morning. We played games, did some Bible stories, had plenty of songs and some crafts. The team was amazing moving the children from station to station while entertaining them along the way. What a great way to begin the day. The afternoon had some hiccups as the materials, tools, and people to help did not show up as planned. That did not stop us however from going out and picking up trash as a service to the community and running around looking for tools, etc. elsewhere. We were finally able to get a few things done and look forward to getting as much as possible done on Wednesday. God has truly blessed us thus far and we know that even if the devil tries to hinder our plans, nothing takes our God by surprise and he will ultimately win! Praise God!
July 3, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Members of the team enjoy some coconuts they were given while out on their home visits.
July 3, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Hayden, Drew, and Taylor share the days bible lesson with some children at VBS.
July 3, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Members of the team pick up trash during some down time in the afternoon.
Play us a tune Music Man.
July 3, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Ward entertains everyone with his tunes all day long.
July 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Andrew and Penlyn stop for a photo op with their new friend during VBS.
July 4, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Brittney was all smiles as she helped the children during crafts.
Bill, Where are you going?
July 4, 2012 at 11:28 AM
During VBS, Bill decided to hop on a bike and ride off into the sunset.
Give me a "J"
July 4, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Never do we have a dull moment, the bus ride to St. Herman's Cave and the Blue Hole was filled with multiple songs and alot of laughter.
July 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Some of the team decided to bring shampoo to the Blue Hole and take a bath while they swam in the cold water.
July 4, 2012 at 11:41 AM
The teams poses for a picture while they swim at the Blue Hole.
July 4, 2012 at 11:43 AM
After their exciting day at St. Herman's Cave and the Blue Hole, the team enjoyed a meal at the Pelican Beach Resort. They had stew chicken, rice and beans, plantains, cole slaw, and lime juice while they sat on the patio and enjoyed the sounds of the ocean.
July 4, 2012 at 11:44 AM
After our meal, the team enjoyed a game of Belizean Trivia in which the seniors won and were not ashamed to show off their prize cookies.
July 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM
We dropped the team off at the airport this morning and they are well on their way home safe and sound. They had an absolutely gorgeous and wonderful day at Caye Caulker yesterday where they enjoyed snorkeling and spending some free time roaming and exploring the island. We finished off the day with dinner at Marin's Restaurant and then relaxing on the beach. We are so thankful and astounded that God would make such a beautiful place to enjoy. We thank you all for your support and your encouragement this week and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Father to all.
July 6, 2012 at 01:07 PM
George took on the task of watching this little one during the church service on Wednesday night.
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Well Penlyn, after you've already been there like a full week, and I've been wondering what all you're doing, mom finally decided to mention the fact that this journal exists. Better late than never I guess! Proud of what you're doing little P. Miss you, love you, and can't wait to see you this weekend!
So very proud of each of you. You are doing a fantastic job, and representing Kernersville First Baptist and God in an awesome way! Belize will feel your influence long after you are back with us. We love you, miss you, and pray for your safe return!
Looks like you guys are having a good week. Praying for safe travels as you guys are heading home soon. Love to all, especially Hayden.
You guys are so awesome! Loving the pictures and keeping up with what you are doing. Praying for continued blessings for you all! You make it look so easy and I KNOW it isn't!
Looks like everyone is having a great time!!! I'm proud of all of you for taking the time out of your summer break to do something so amazing for other individuals less fortunate than ourselves. Love you Hayden! Hope you guys have a safe trip back home!
So glad you all are doing so well, everyone looks great!!!!! Love you all and I am praying for your service there. Brittney take lots of picture of your time there, Love you bug!!!!
Shawn and Carol Collins
Glad to see you all are doing well plus having fun with the children. We miss all of you and continue to spread Gods word. We love you Alexis!!!!!!!
It is so great to see how wonderful you all are doing serving the children and people of Belize. It's comforting and inspiring to see the pictures of all you are doing. I hope to see some pictures with my Maggie in them soon. :) We miss you all and are praying daily for you to continue to make a difference and impact the lives you are touching!
Taking part of your summer to do mission work is such an honorable thing to do. I am so proud of all of you. Be safe and may God bless you. Miss you Andrew and Becca.
JIM AND BONNIE
HOPE ALL IS GOING WELL. KEEP ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE KEEL BILLED TOUCAN OR A TAPIR. YOU PROBABLY WON'T GET A CHANCE TO ONE AGAIN 0UTSIDE CAPTIVITY. YOU REMAIN IN OUR PRAYERS DAILY. GOD BLESS.
Have a good night everybody esspecially u Hayden :) glad everything's going well, youre in our prayers each and every day...I'm missing u soo much and I love u Hayden :) ???? I ? u
Everyone looks great! I know you're having an excting time. Be safe and know all of our prayers are with you as you serve. We love you!
Glad to see our loved ones made it safely! Hope everyone is doing well and having a good time. Good luck with VBS this week. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Be safe and enjoy this experience. Miss you Fran!
So glad you all arrived safely. I know you will bless the people of Belize that you come in contact with, but you're the ones who will receive the true blessing by your service to them. May this be a life-changing experience for you all! Praying for health and safety for each of you.
so glad to see you all honoring God with you work, have a wonderful time today with the kids at VBS. Love you all. Expecially Brittney!!!!!
I am a close friend, extended family member for Brittney Heifner. I am so proud of her and all that she has accomplished in her young life. My wish for all of you within the Pelican group is to have a wonderful trip and do all that you can for each other. Can't wait to hear more.
I am missing you and praying for you. It is wonderful to see pictures and read updates of your activities. May God bless the local children and our loved ones, too.
Praying for a safe trip and a wonderful experience for all of you! , Hayden- you are already missed!
Wish I was there! Been thinking and praying for you! Love you all...especially ward just a little bit! Be safe!
So glad everyone made it there safely. I'll be praying for all of you every day. I know it's going to be a great experience. God bless you all for the work you're doing! I'll be checking the website every day!
Praying for a great week for all of you.
Glad to hear everyone arrived safely and by now you've had dinner and a chance to catch your breath from your EARLY start and activities of the afternoon. It's been 100++ here and is still in the 90's. Hope it's cooler there. You're being thought of and prayed for often. God bless your efforts!! Keep us posted :-)
So glad to know you are there safely. Have a great, safe week. You are all in our prayers.
So glad that everyone is doing this.....and I'm glad u all made it too :) I wish u luck and tell Hayden that I miss and that I sad hello <3 ya Hayden