As we reflected on the week, we could see how God brought the team together in Belize to show love and support to the staff and students at YES. We renewed friendships with the staff, held hands and offered encouragement to the students as they tried new things, and worked to finish an important improvement - the new walls for the classroom building.
We were happy to serve as the hands and feet of the Lord in Belize. Throughout the week our daily devotional challenged us to examine our identity as a child of God. We learned through a study of Psalm 139 that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" and we praised God for his provision. He is always with us and has created us as unique creations with a purpose.
We also reaffirmed that we are chosen and called - as John 15:16-17 says "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit, fruit that will last - and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command - love each other."
We praised God that he chose us for this mission, at this time, in this place. And we challenged ourselves to move forward with eyes open and ears listening for additional ways that God is calling to us. We pray that we will respond as Isaiah (6:8) "Then I heard the Lord asking, "Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?" I said, "Here I am. Send me."
Thank you to everyone who prayed and supported the team this year! Blessings to you and Praise to the Father for your support!!
Here is the place we stay om St. George's Caye:
A group ready to board the boat for our return trip...
Sunrise on Sunday....