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Friday, March 8, 2019

Day 12 0 comments

Our Team:

Bright and early start to the day as most of us wanted to enjoy the final morning out on the deck with our coffee. Pastor Betson made our final breakfast of fried jacks ( or Fried Ducks for Wally) and eggs before we headed off to the school for an assembly. Towards the end of the assembly the HANDS team was brought up front and were given a warm Thanks from the pastor and the principal. The principal then had each class come up to give us a final hug, high five and thank you card. It was very touching as each class made a large card to thank us for helping with the building their washrooms. There was also a special presentation with the school for the money raised by the West Edmonton Christian school for supplies to the Unity School to help them get much needed items for their school. After more hugs and high fives we went to see Rodney and Jason to see the progress on the washrooms and say our good byes to them. A final walk though to school and final stop at Oscar’s and we boarded the bus to the airport. Safe travels for us as we make our way back home with a short stop in Toronto.
Another great HANDS trip in the books and many friendships gained. It is amazing to see God working in Belize and that while the pastor may not know what tomorrow holds his faith is strong and he prays that everything will work out.

Thanks for following us through this journey and your support.

Written by DC

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Day 11 0 comments

Today was an outing day. We were on our way, on foot, by 7:30 to catch the water taxi to San Pedro Island a 1 ½ hour ride. We boarded another boat with experienced snorkelling guides who took us to Hol Chan Marine reserve reef. We were amazed at what we saw Manta Rays, Snapper, Sting Rays, Angel Fish, Barracuda, Moray Eels, SHARKS! And the most beautiful coral. We enjoyed burgers & fries for lunch. Then the team took in the sights around San Pedro including some of the ladies renting a golf cart to ride around the island. We were home again by 6pm where another delicious dinner was waiting for us. We ended the night by sharing our favourite moments from the trip.

Pastor and Mrs. Betson have been amazing hosts. We will leave here tomorrow with great memories of the school, church and Pastor Betson and his vision in Belize.

Written by HL

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Day 10 1 comment

We woke up this morning to a beautiful sunrise and Pastor Betson making his famous Johnny Cakes and got an early start at the school at 9:00am sharp. We had 3 crews today and managed to get both bathroom floors completed all the plumbing in crawl space tied in. The painting crews managed to get all the painting done and the bathrooms look great ! The school provided really good burritos for lunch and we were picked up early as our work was completed.Tonight we had a wonderful evening with Pastor Betson . He shared his amazing life story with us and a bit of the history of Belize . Belize is a better place because of God’s work through this amazing man.Our whole team has been deeply touched tonight . We will rest well and prepare for a great day of adventure with Pastor Betson tomorrow.

Written by BO

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Day 9 0 comments

Pastor Betson let us sleep in this morning, and served us with his famous fried Jacks. We got to the school and checked our previous day’s hard work. Our sidewalk dried and survived the night, bicycle and dog prints and all. The bathroom floors dried overnight and has cat prints. The soak away also dried and has dog prints. Cant keep them all out! A clean up crew cleaned up all the framing boards and other tools that had been used in the previous week. The paint crew started painting the girls bathroom pink (bright) and the tile crew started tiling the boys bathroom. We had a crew that started the plumbing and the “prutser” crew that prutste.
We got back to the Manse and had a delicious dinner prepared by Carolyn. Today was a great day. Cant believe we only have one day of work left.  

Written by EV

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