Caye Caulker, Go Slow... so reads the landing as you get off the boat on the little Island off the coast of Belize. But before we get to our last day, please allow me to share how the rest of the mission unfolded.
The combined Canadian/Belize youth enjoyed 4 days of VBS with the children of 8 Miles. There were over 50 in attendance by the end of the week. On Thursday night a special meeting was held for the parents and to award the kids their prizes and awards. The little chapel was packed with some standing outside. After a recap of the week's activities everyone enjoyed a slide show. By the roar of laughter and squeels it was obvious the kids got a real charge out of seeing themselves on the big screen. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights the team joined the saints at in Boom and Belize City again for their midweek prayer meetings. Sean spoke on Psalm 19 and Nico sang a wonderful song. On Wednesday Ed Plett shared a message from Colossians 1 and emphasized the need to pray for one another. After some fellowship and refreshments, the young people all met at the town basketball court for some hoops. The Canadians were schooled! It was way too hot, but enthusiasm and adrenaline took over as half the assembly played until 11 p.m. It was a very special time for the Belizean youth to share 'their game' with us Canadians. I think the score would have been different had we played floor hockey!
Today was our last day and we went to Caye Caulker. The pictures below show the surf and sun, the beauty of a tiny Island just a 50 minute water taxi ride from the city. It was a perfect way to end our two week youth mission to Belize. Our bags are just about packed and already exuberant stories and memories abound. In just a few days the Portal Village team members will share their report. I am confident that they will take their experience home and it will impact them and others for the glory of God.