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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A special thank-you from Unity school 4 comments

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Today was a very special day at Unity.  The morning's work involved building and installing more forms for concrete and running electrical conduit through the walls.  At 10:30 the students invited us to the church next door for a special assembly of thanks to God and us.  They gave us cards, shared many hugs, and sang songs like, “Lean on Me” and “You Are So Special.”  For all of us it was a very touching moment to see their joy and thanks. 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sharks and smiles 1 comment

Today was quite the experience for all of us.  After we had finished breakfast this morning we all grabbed our towels and swimsuits and headed out to go snorkeling. We all headed out through the town to the boating dock and hopped on. The boat ride was quite long, you could begin to see Belize City slowly disappear in the distance.  As we progressed the water changed to such a clear blue. Once we got off our boat we hopped on another boat in San Pedro where the tour guide brought us to our destination.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Lessons and laughs 6 comments

Wow, we’ve been here for a week now.  We’ve done and seen so much, it seems like longer.  Tomorrow will be our last day of work at Unity, which will be sad since it means saying farewell to our coworkers and the students we’ve come to know.  On Wednesday we’ll take a ‘cultural day’ to visit the coral reefs, and Thursday we’ll fly back, the Lord willing.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Worship and rest 7 comments

Today was a day of worship and rest.  Most of us were up by 7, sitting out on the breezy front porch and living room, appreciating the sunrise over the ocean.  We had a cereal breakfast much later than usual, since church didn’t start until 11am.  New Life Presbyterian church is just down the street from Pastor Betson and Carolyn’s.  It’s an historic building right downtown.  The church was started over 150 years ago and Pastor Betson is the first Belizean pastor to serve there.  Actually it’s technically without a pastor, but Pastor Betson serves both it and the Unity church plant he started 8 years ago.

 

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