Sittee River in Belize, July 02 to July 08, 2009
Safe and Active in Belize!
July 3, 2009 at 02:49 PM
Hey all! We are all excited to be settled Belize after a long time of traveling. The team flew in yesterday and were welcomed to Belize by the intense heat and humidity! We loaded up the bus, and headed to a restaurant called Cheers to have our first Belizean meal- massive chicken burritos, chips and salsa, and ice cold lime juice. It was simply delicious. Some of us even walked around and enjoyed taking in the beautiful sights of Belize. We soon jumped on the bus again and started our trip to Sitee River. Our bus driver, Denfield, drove us through the many hills of the Belizean countryside and we were able to see some spectacular sights!! After a total of 3 hours on the bus, we made it to Sittee River- our ministry site for this week.
July 4, 2009 at 02:41 PM
Hello All! So far we are having a great time in Belize! We woke up early and ate breakfast, then off to the construction sites we went. There were three sites to work on. Mostly we are painting and cleaning up the houses to make it more appealing and comfortable. Then we did VBS! I cannot describe how cute and friendly these children are. Sherry taught a wonderful lesson on John 3:16 and it seemed to go very well. A big hit for VBS was playing soccer frisbee, and basketball. It's hard to think this was only our first full day! It is so exciting here and Christ is definitely present in this country. Pray for the families and children we meet this week. Blessings to all and hello Compee's! Love, Courtney
July 4, 2009 at 02:45 PM
Today we are up and at it again after another Belizian breakfast. We did VBS this morning, and had about 30 kids again today! Opal led the day and had help from Sarah, Courtney, Kathy and Bernie as they sang fun songs with the kids. Abbie and others also performed a skit about the parable of the lost sheep.
July 4, 2009 at 02:49 PM
Eating snacks hard core!
A Sunday in Belize
July 5, 2009 at 03:54 PM
Another day has come and gone! The group is starting to adjust to the humidity of Sittee River. Yesterday after VBS, we returned to the school and dispersed to our construction sites. One group finished painting the inside of one of the houses, and the rest of the groups are almost done as well! Everyone has been working amazingly hard, and it has been such a blessing to all the ladies whose houses we have painted!
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Happy Sweet 16 Birthday to Kristi McGowan. Love you - Dad
Hello to Sherry & Raelynn. Hope you are doing well on your mission. I see you in the pictures. Miss you and I will see you soon. Love Mom/Grandma
Jan, Kristi, we miss you very much. Hope all is going well with you. Be safe and we are looking forward to seeing you soon. Love you Mark, Jordan, and Buddy.
All right. Either I heard the wrong password or I need my glasses. Caleb, we got this up and running after about a half hour or so at home. I could see the little pictures at Trinity when I made them my screensaver. The journal entries are great. Everyone (Jeff, Lee, others) at camp wanted to know how you were and I didn't have much to tell them. Now I have a lot to tell Isaac to pass on to your friends (in my letters). Lydia got home and has lots of Clarkston stories. We were at the lake and we also went to pick strawberries--we are up to 90 pounds. Nehemiah helped me with them on Saturday. You will recognize the ones he cut. The driveway looks empty without the pickup, however there has been a blue van around. It is a 2007. Hmmm, I wonder where it came from. Word is that the white van is going to a family who has no vehicle--possibly an Ethiopian refugee family that the Ferrel's know--long story. It sounds like your ministry is going well. Praying for all of you. Caleb, we love you, Mama Nokes and all.
GOOD AFTERNOON - I was just able to get the password so I can say HELLO to you all. It is GREAT to see your pictures - PLEASE continue to send as many as you can/have time for. I know you all are very busy doing God's work but we back here SO appreciate seeing what you are doing. Sherry and Raelynn - we miss you VERY much and can't wait for your return. I LOVE seeing the pictures of what you are doing there - keep up the good work. Raelynn - remember to SMILE nice for the pictures. I love you and can't wait to see and hold you both. John