February 18, 2013

Our plane has landed

Fenwick HANDS Team:

At 3am this morning, our group left Fenwick with the thermometer reading a bitter -18 degrees. Two plane rides later and with the snow fading quickly behind us, we are now enjoying the beautiful Belize weather in our shorts!

We have had a great day of travelling. We crossed the border with a breeze, checked in our overweight luggage at no extra cost, the flight was painless (minus a few quisy stomachs) and the Belize customs waved all our fees for the school supplies we brought with us!!

We've managed to settle ourselves in - we even had the opportunity to tour the town and it's local market before they closed and went home for the day. Tomorrow we have an early start as we head to the school to begin our work.

Unfortunately, our hearts are heavy tonight as we have heard of our hurting community back home. It's hard to be excited about our days ahead when we know of the pain that exists back home with our family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeHaan family!




Irene Bootsma
Feb 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Glad that your trip went well and that you arrived safely in Belize. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you continue the building project in San Narciso. Have a good rest tonight.

Feb 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

Glad to here you made it to Belize and to bad that the big blue magic school bus wasn't there to greet you :)

Hope you had a good night rest and had a good first day.

Say Hi to Venencio and Sion for me!

Evert and Nellie
Feb 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Hi Team

Glad you have arrived, Karl I called Merina to tell your Mom and Dad you had arrived. So sorry to hear about the De Haan family, heard it on the news but didn't make the connection till this afternoon. Our thoughts are with you, may God strengthen you and get you through this first day of joy and sorrow. Don't work too hard and enjoy Belize.

Feb 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Hi everyone!

Its already a prayer answered that you had a safe trip with no complications. I hope you have a great day tomorrow.

Feb 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm

So happy you made it safely!! Hope you guys have a wonderful time and enjoy the warm weather!! Send it our way!!

Dad and Mom Gramma and Grampa
Feb 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm

So happy you arrived safely. We wish you God's blessings for safety in your work and on the road for your entire team.

Feb 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

So glad to hear all went so well with flights, customs and getting to the hotel..wishing you all a great time getting to know the people in Belize as you work along side of them and also get into 'relationships' with them...looking forward to seeing what you guys and girls are up to every day...so I know what Hans and I are missing:(:(..Louie has been given the OK to do some light work duty and is also allowed to drive again...so our prayers have been answered on his behalf...enjoy the warmth..its very miserable here..and supposed to get very chilly again...hugs and blessings to all of you..enjoy

Feb 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Glad to hear you arrived safely. Looking forward to hearing about what you're doing every day

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