in Belize, December 28 to January 03, 2009
We made it!
December 28, 2009 at 07:36 PM
Everyone is here and accounted for! After layovers in Guatemala and El Salvador, the plane finally arrived in Belize early this morning. Despite flying through the night, everyone was excited to be here! We drove into the city and unloaded our luggage at Kings Park Nazarene Church, where we are sleeping, before going to Queen Street Baptist church, where we will be serving during the week. After our first meal of authentic Belizean cooking, we started working on the construction project.
a FULL day
December 30, 2009 at 08:26 AM
Our first full day spent in Belize and it was jam packed! I'll let the pictures do most of the talking....But here is a run down:
New Years Eve
December 31, 2009 at 06:09 PM
The days go by and more paint keeps going up on that school and more kids keep coming to join us for sports! We truly been blessed with weather that cooperates when we need it, kids that just keep coming out from the woodwork to hear about God, amazing cooks that have kept our energy up with their delicious meals and wonderful hosts that have given us their church to stay in. Not to mention the hospitality we have found from Queen Street Baptist to host our team. Tonight, we are resting from our long day of construction and kids before the service tonight. We will be participating in their Watch Night service. A very big deal down here in Belize. It will go from 10am to midnight.
Last Day of Ministry...
January 2, 2010 at 10:08 AM
It's hard to believe it's already the last full day of ministry in Belize City....
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Steve & Connie Holloway
Can't believe you've been there a week already. Hope your last day will be a good one and we can't wait to here about your adventures. Praying you will have a good trip back. Steve & Connie Holloway
Wow! It seems like you have been gone a long time and yet can't believe it's almost over. I can't wait to hear all the stories. We will keep you in our prayers as you wrap things up in Belize and begin to travel homeward. Thank you so very much for your willingness to serve. You have been the hands and feet of all of us - the hands and feet of Christ! Praise be to God!
Hope you guys have a great new years eve and new years day! I think its about in the teens outside. Looking forward to hearing about how God moved in and through you all. Miss you honey sending you a hug and kiss!
Steve & Renata Hepler
Hey everybody! Sounds like you had a very busy day. You all look so hot and sweaty in all the photos. We are looking at a possibility of -15 here tonight. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! How wonderful to be where you are for this holiday! We were painting at the church today. As I painted the walls in our church I found myself thinking of you there - painting the walls of the church in Belize. It was kind of a cool way to be thinking about you and holding you up in prayer. We are praying for you to get the rest you guys need to keep going. Thank you all so much for serving on this trip. I pray that God is your strength and your comfort.
2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION; the old has gone, the new has come! Happy New Year! I've been praying for you all since I called the Holloway residence and found out you were on your trip. Trust God and open your hearts to have God minister to you as you minister to these people. Zach and Mikah - it's been great getting to know you and your family over the past year and wonderful to see your hearts are are willing to serve where God puts you! I will keep you ALL in my prayers! Jessica - NWC
Steve & Connie Holloway
Praying for you all. Hope all is well. We're in awe of your willingness to step out in faith to answer the call of God to go there and be His representation allowing Him to work through you. Praying for you that you can do His worked unhindered by whatever may cause a disruption to God's purpose. United in Christ encouraging each other you can accomplish the tasks He has given you and strengthen each other. Z&M we're saving some of the new fallen snow for you to shovel (haha) and please bring back some warm temps for us. Love you all, Steve & Connie (D&M)
Gator Goose Gordon
I appreciated Rodger's comments to you all. Our prayers continue for you, that you would find renewed strength in the Lord, that you would experience His Peace and calm in whatever storm or challenge you are going through and that you would resolve any differences you may have as a team. United in Christ is what you are and it is in His power and your humility that you serve. Again, thanks for being faithful to Him. G
Praise God! I was so glad to hear that you all made it - safe and sound. Please, know that we are holding you up in prayer, daily. It's so cold here. From your pictures it looks like nothin' but sunshine! Open your arms, your minds, your hearts to the Lord and let Him be your power and your strength. Thanks for being willing to serve! Love you guys :-)
During my quiet time today I was struck with the amazing possibilities that may come about as a result of this ministry trip, knowing that many times the people who are doing the ministry, are the ones who receive the greater blessing. Could it be that as a result of this ministry trip one or more of our students or leaders might be led by the Lord to go into full time service for the Lord? Think of it! From Rev. 19.... And I saw heaven opened; and behold He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True....And His eyes are a flame of fire and upon His head are many diadems;...and His name is called THE WORD OF GOD...And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS"....For all of us, what could surpass serving this King of Glory? My prayer for you all is that your service would be in the power of His own Holy Spirit and that great things would be done in your lives and the lives of those who you are ministering to, for the glory of our God!
Bears win in OT! 36-30 GO BEARS
Hope you guys got there ok and didn't get too hung up at the airports. Have a blessed time! Love you Karen :-)
I hope you guys were able to get some rest on the flight. I am still a bit sleepy, but I am clinging to the promise....Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord !!!!!! Thank you all for being so very obedient to God's call. I will write later. Take care Gator Psalm 40