Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Lesson in Belize Time-ish

We were told the one thing we needed to keep in mind while we are here in Belize is FLEXIBILITY! To say that church starts at 6:00 really means 6:30-7:00ish (church as you will see by the sign church is supposed to start at 6:00pm). This is called Belize Time...

Matt, the associate pastor of the Lubbock group, told us that we didn't need to leave here until at least 6:15. When we pulled up in front of the church, the pastor hadn't even arrived and the front doors were still locked.

So we just spent some time playing with the local kids.

A few minutes later the pastor pulled up and opened the main doors.

This is the inside of the church.

It was another half an hour though until the service officially began. It seemed like it was an extremely small congregation, but by 7:30 the place was full. So a 6:00 service really starts well after 7:00 (or when the pastor and the people get there and decide to get it going). The worship was great, and it gave us a chance to meet the people we will be working with this week.

There are several main areas of Belize City. We are staying in the downtown area, but will be working in the "burial grounds." It's called that literally because that's where the burial grounds are as you can see from this picture. If you look closely at the upper left hand corner of the picture, you can see the steeple of the church where we worshipped tonight.

Here are just a few pictures of the streets of the burial grounds, the various houses, and the people who live there.

Yesterday we wrote about Kenny, a man who works for the Word at Work. We don't have any pictures to post of Kenny yet, but we do have one of his name sake, his youngest child, KJ...


  1. Dear #1 Mommy,

    I really miss you very much. I hope you are having a good time. Sunday we had a B-day party for nana. We had cookie cake and I want it for bops and my family B-day party.
    Love, Hannah :) :)

  2. Dear #1 Mommy
    I really miss you. I am praying for you and all of the others. I hope you don't get sick. I am at gaga and bopbop's today. I crossed the creek. Love, Mady