March 15, 2016

Day 8 - Final Day

Almonte 2016 HANDS Team:

Of course we awoke to another beautiful day here in Belize. 

Everybody was eager to get to the schoold and finish what we started but alas, it wasn't going to be today!  The local helpers had already started early and were nearly finished the blocks for the top of the wall but we immediately jumped back in the van, and toured 2 schools.  The first one was Presbyterian Day School and the other was Cornerstone High School.  The principals of both schools were our tour guides and walked us around while patiently answering our dozens of questions.  It's a real blessing to know that the kids are receiving a Christ centered education and you can see and feel the benefits of that when walking around and watching the interaction amongst the students, the teachers, and the local villagers.  God is awesome!

We went back to the school and again helped out a little before lunch and then enjoyed another awesome treat - tostadas.  The food will certainly be one of he many things we're going to miss.

Back outside for a quick photo with everyone in the school and then in for an assembly where all the children put on a presentation of singing and dancing for us.  We in turn then sang and prayed for them and exchanged gifts of appreciation.  It was indeed very heart warming as all the students lined up and took turns to either shake our hands or give us a hug.  No doubt there was tears shared by both students and our Hands team members as we said our goodbyes.

We were then treated with Fanta pop and nachos and cheese dip by the staff as the kids were let out a little early for the day after the assembly.  We said our goodbyes to them and the local helpers and thanked them all for the blessings they have been to us this past week.  We can only hope that we were a blessing to them.  We'll be certain to pray for all of our new friends here in Belize.


Karla-Maria Ponce
EduDeo Staff
Mar 16, 2016 at 11:47 am

Sounds like a great finale to a wonderful trip. Its wonderful to hear and see how your team interacted with and build relationships with the people in Belize. Thanks for your willingness to serve them!

Praying for safe travels today. Looking forward to hearing more!

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