November 28, 2013

Barrie HANDS team 2014 - Introduction!

Barrie HANDS Team:

We are excited that our trip is quickly approaching. We are departing very early on January 6, 2014 and we come home late on January 16, 2014. We will be in Belize for 9 days, and the other two days will be for traveling. We will be changing flights in Miami, Florida.

Our team consists of thirteen members, ranging in all different ages and different walks of life. Our team leader is Cor Kapetyn, our project manager is Chuck Zylstra, our photographer is Peter Kiss, our first aid person (and one of the bloggers) is Steve Borgdorff, also blogging is Kristen Borgdorff, and Leo Smit is our spiritual leader. Our other members are Leonard Borgdorff, Jacobus de Lange, Mitchell de Lange, Wilfreda Eisses, Nikki Jones, Sion Jones, and Rob Zylstra. We are all extremely excited for what God has in store for us. For some of us this will be our first HANDS trip, and for others bring more experience to the team.

We are going to Cristo Rey, Belize to the Presbyterian Day School. The second floor of the building currently has 4 layers of cement blocks, and our hope is to build the walls up and eventually pour a flat cement roof. We will be building on the work of previous teams, and we will be working alongside with the locals.

We are happy to say that we have raised all of the funds needed for our trip. We did this through organizing a games night, we also sold mums, and we had an offering. We are very grateful for the support of the Barrie First Christian Reformed Church, as well as the support of family and friends of the team members. We are very thankful for the financial support, and continual prayer that we have received from our church family. We will be continuing raising funds once we get back in efforts to support the next HANDS team.

We will be continuing this blog as we get closer to our departure date and when we are in Cristo Rey, Belize. 


Pastor Daryl
Jan 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Hi everyone! How wonderful to hear that your flight took off without delay in spite of the weather. By the time you read this you'll have gone through an exciting, though tiring, 24 hours of travel. May God give you a fine rest to continue the adventure of serving his glorious purposes!

Jan 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Hi Mitch. From Nic and Zach

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