Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Belize prayer update 5

This came in at 5:50 PM Tuesday but seems to have been written Monday evening. Perhaps it was 'hung up' in an email server somewhere? The joys of sending electronic mail internationally!
Today was a National Holiday in Belize, which worked out great for us because it meant that there was no school. The team headed out to two groups and began to set up for a children's/youth outreach day. After we were set up, part of the group split off and began to work on the construction of a youth outreach/recreation center in 8 mile. Currently there is no where for the youth no go once it gets dark, so this will give them a safe place to be.

The rest of the group, alongside the 8 Mile youth group (really led by a very impressive group of youth), led the outreach day. We started together with a time of worship, prayer, and teaching before everyone from the community arrived, and then launched into a full day of games and kite making (kite making is very important on this particular holiday so we had brought down supplies for all the kids to make kites).

Tina is still in the hospital, after her car accident in Belize last Thursday. She was asking to see some of us so Suzie, Michelle, Rob, Sophie, and Scott all were able to see her at some point during the afternoon and evening. She and her husband, Kenny, will be leaving for the States tomorrow (Tues), so that she can get proper medical treatment at a hospital in Amarillo.

That is the same hospital where Tim Tam and his wife, Lisa, are still being treated for injuries they sustained in a car accident in New Mexico a few weeks ago. Tim had surgery on his leg today, and Lisa is still recovering in ICU.

Please join us for praying for all of them. Kenny and Tina have two young children that they have asked us to look in on after school hours. They have never been away from their mom from is long - they are staying with extended with family, but this could be a hard time for them.

Tomorrow we start our time at YES. Please be praying for our first interactions with them. We will start our morning off with worship, devotions, and then break into the classes we'll be teaching to students and staff.

The construction team will be back at 8 Mile tomorrow.

And tomorrow evening we will be back at 8 Mile for another youth outreach activity - we will have a bonfire (complete with s'mores), games, worship, and Bible Study.

They have been full days, but we know God is at work and that your prayers sustain us!
Let's be praying for this evening's activities!

For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you
and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
Romans 9:17

Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12

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