February 23, 2013

Day 6

Fenwick HANDS Team:

Today was a day off from our work and we were able to sleep in a half hour later.  We even stayed up a bit longer last night and played a game . We started off with breakfast brought to us at the hotel, then it was off to pick-up our tour guide for our excursion for today.  We went just outside of Orange Walk,  which is a short drive from our hotel and once there, we loaded our boat and started off on our riverboat cruise.  

Our tour guide, Elberto, took us to see God's creation from the New River. So many beautiful things that we are not used to seeing and we were in awe of the beauty.  This river was going to take us to Lamanai, which is the place of the Mayan ruins.

Our guide was very good at spotting birds, reptiles and other forms of wildlife.  We were able to see many types of birds, plants, some iguanas ,bats, monkeys and some quick glimpses of shy crocidiles Andria, our brave girl fed the squirrel monkey and we have great video of this. Devon and Anita also fed our monkey friend. We traveled 25 miles by river to Lamanai, realizing very quickly we would need our guide to find our way back again.

Once arriving in Lamanai we had a picnic lunch. We then got to see our first scorpion that was in a hat that Tim was about to try on. Our guide then took us on a tour of some beautiful jungle plant life and the Mayan ruins. It is all just truly incredible and we loved the adventure we had.

We weren't sure if we were more exhausted after a full day of work, or being out in the hot sun in a boat for the whole day.  All of us received a sunburn today, and some of us even had a bit of a nap on the boat ride back.

"The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims His handiwork." (Psalm 19)


Feb 24, 2013 at 1:05 am

Hi team!! wow now we are really missing this kind of fun stuff..not the work so much..ha ha..So glad that you got some time off to enjoy a great day out and see abit of the surrounding areas..Hope you have a great day today (its already Sunday morning...1a.m) in worshipping and enjoying abit more time of R&R..we both think you all deserve it...God has blessed you all this week with the strength to do what needed to be done and having fun with the kids:):) definitely was a treat for all of you..enjoy..hugs and blessings Hilda and Hans

Feb 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

Hey, great pictures....seems like just yesterday our team was visiting Lamanai. Looks like you had an awesome day walking through God's creation.

Enjoy your day worshiping that same God in San Narsico as well as enjoying a relaxing time by the ocean.

Take care of yourselves!

Feb 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Thanks for all of your updates....it

helps us back home to see what you are doing....and all the beauty that you are seeing over there.....keeping all of you in prayer....for continued strength to do the work you have been called to do....for health and safety...and also for all of your families missing you.

ps....Hi Liz....missing you lots :)

Evert and Nellie
Feb 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Hi Everyone

Sounds like you had a wonderful time yesterday on the river cruise and seeing the ruins, and not to forget the different animals. Glad you saw the scorpion before the hat went on the head. From experience we know there are creepy crawlers outside and inside, Liz is good at catching them. We are excited for you and pray for strength to keep on doing the work set out for you. Hope the sunburn is not too bad and you can still do your work tomorrow. May the Grace of God surround you.

Feb 25, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Well done Fenwick Hands Team with the work you are doing in Belize.

Many blessings to you all.

Hi Ed and Ans


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