Succotz in Belize, June 02 to June 08, 2012
June 2, 2012 at 06:04 PM
The team has arrived safely in Belize! We are headed West, will stop for dinner and on to our lodging at the Succotz-San Jose Nazarene Camp! More posts soon.
June 2, 2012 at 07:11 PM
We had a wonderful BBQ lunch and we ate at the park by the Caribbean Sea. Then we visited an orphanage. We had a blast playing with the kids. We are eating dinner at cheers and then heading to the camp!
June 4, 2012 at 10:32 PM
We went to Sunday school at the Evangelical Philadelphia Church this morning. This is the church we will be working with this week. Many of the youth from St. Mark’s gave testimonies and read prayers and Ms. Kim gave a sermon and then we had a lovely lunch at the church. We were able to go on neighborhood visits and reach out to the community to invite them to come to church that night and to VBS for the rest of the week. We also had a very fun sports ministry in the neighborhood. We played soccer, colored, and flew kites. Then had another service at the church that night.
June 4, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Today we at breakfast at the camp and then visited a nearby school. We did sports, skits, and had a dental ministry. God provided the exact perfect amount of the toothbrushes that the group passed out to the students.
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June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM
In the afternoon, we did a two service projects part of our group started painting a house while some others worked on painting the lines onto a basketball court.
June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM
We also had our first VBS today and 57 children show up which was such a blessing. We had a bible story, crafts, games, and music.
June 5, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Today was another great day of mission work! This morning we had a break and went to a Mayan site!! The group hiked a mile up a pretty steep hill, once they reached the top of the hill they were able to explore site, Xunantunich. The tallest site was 500 feet to climb!! We were even able to shop in some of the shops and go out to lunch!
June 5, 2012 at 11:32 PM
After lunch we headed straight to our work site where we worked on painting a home in the neighborhood and the pastor’s house! The group worked hard even though it was rather warm out today! We had another great turn out for VBS! Our theme was “God loves us all the time.” We made sheep out of cotton balls and clothes pins. There was also a time for songs, snacks, and games!!
End of the Week
June 8, 2012 at 06:26 PM
We finished this week strong! Wednesday we completed three of our service projects, had a school ministry, and the last day of VBS!! everyone worked so hard in order to everything wednesday! Wednesday night we had an awesome youth night at the church. Seven other churches joined and each group presented during the service, through song or dance!
June 8, 2012 at 06:30 PM
A picture for youth night! With Pastor Mark, our pastor for the week!
June 8, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Thursday we woke up bright and early to drive to the water taxi to Caye Caulker! We spent the day relaxing on the island and almost everyone went snorkeling! For dinner we went out then had some time to ourselves before bed!! The team left for the airport early this morning! t was a great week!
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How wonderful to follow along with y'all via photos and online notes! I know the world is a better place with you folks in it! Keep up the good work and can't wait to hear all about it tomorrow night! Love you Wade!
Traci and Neil Silverman
Your gift to Belize is so generous. God has worked through each of you to bring peace and happiness to the community. Be proud of your work, and enjoy the fulfillment your work bring to you. See you soon! Xoxo
Looking forward to having you all return safely tomorrow! Hope this has been a rewarding, memorable, and meaningful trip for all of you. (We've missed you, Zach!)
What great profit you gain from God when you are generous! You give a coin and receive a kingdom; you give bread from wheat and receive the Bread of Life; you give a transitory good and receive an everlasting one. You will receive it back, a hundred times more than you offered.- St. Thomas of Villanova (love to Logan) Grandma
Mark and Amy Thibodeaux
We are so impressed with the good works you are doing. How wonderful it is that you got to explore the Mayan site. Can't wait to hear all the amazing stories! Blessings to you all - especially Kaitlin!
Neil and Traci Silverman
We are proud of all of you for doing such wonderful work be safe and we cannot wait to get you all back home to hear about the great trip.
Peace Love and Joy to each of you...we know your're reaching out and doing good woorks...Shann @ Sherry
Hope you're enjoying a beautiful day there! One of my favorites,"Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you." Phil 4:8-9 Thinking lovely thoughts of you Wade! Praying for you all!
It sounds like you are having a great trip! We miss you Nick! love,Mom
Hooray...safe & sound in Belize! Nice pic! You are all so fortunate to have this fab opportunity to serve. Enjoy every minute sharing your God-given gifts!
Happy Birthday Alan! We love you and are happy you can share the gifts were given at your birth with others.
1 Peter 4:10-11 "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve with whatever gift each of you have received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To Him belong the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen
So happy that you are all serving God in this way! Open your hearts and be a blessing! Stay safe. (Love you Zach!)