July 2, 2014

un-Belize-able

Georgetown 2014 HANDS Team:

We are just about done...  Here.

We finished the work.  We laid the cement after we carried it all up the stairs.  We tiled and grouted and painted.  And it all looks great.

It would be tempting to say we're done, well almost done including the flight.   But just because we soon will be in our own beds and eating steak, or anything without rice and beans and chicken, doesn't mean we're done.  No, it just means we're home.

  They sometimes say you can take the tiger out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the tiger.  The whole idea of going on this trip, coming to Belize, is that we come home but we still have the Belize inside.  You can't undo the impact of this trip on these lives.  We have understood another culture, and now we can live within our own in light of that.  We have eaten with brothers and sisters with less or not enough.  What will we do about it?

So, though we're almost headed home, we're no where near done.  Because this is a lasting imprint in our lives.  You can take the team out of Belize, but you can't take Belize out of the team.

Pastor Brian

PS, I saw a manatee.  Isn't that un-Belize-able?

Comments:

Mandee
Jul 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Such an important reminder, whether it is a trip or a season of life that is finishing up. Events, people, and journeys help change us more into what God has in store for us. Praying for all of you as you prepare to head home soon, may God continue to use Belize to impact your lives and may He continue the work which you all helped start there in Belize. :D

Hank
Jul 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Looking forward to hearing all about your experiences when you get back to Ontarairio

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