October 28, 2015

Till we meet again...

Never2Late HANDS Team:

This being our last day of being able to visit with the school, we have decided to prepare for our farewell presentation! A song to sing in rounds with the students, a slideshow that deals with Canada as well as Belize and a short video that shows the unity we have in Christ...and for the closing of the program....the singing our national anthem.
We arrive at the school just before lunch where we meet with the ladies, who for the duration of our stay have prepared our tasty food.
The students bring their chairs to the assembly room and gather outside for the team-school picture.  Afterwards we listen to their singing and the reciting prayer.  We bring our presentations, we sing together our songs of praise and our "O Canada".  They want to show us their dances and songs. Altogether we feel one with children and teachers. Principal Christian Cobos ends with a word of thanks and gratitude to our team and also makes presentations of gifts for the team. She also presents our team leader with a certificate of recognition and appreciation to Hands Team "Never2Late" 2015. Christian finishes her words with an explanation that Belizians don't say "Goodbye"...they say "Till we meet again"!
Farewell...all of you...our brothers and sisters, may God bless you all and keep you in His care.  We came here to give and help, but we go home with an abundance of gifts coming from your loving hearts.
We sing together "10 000 Reasons" As we are hugged by students and teachers, we are all humbled with their show of love for us!
School is over, students dismissed but before we leave there is time to socialize with the staff, then time yet for the last pictures to be taken as staff and team...a bittersweet farewell. We recognize as our time with this school and trip comes to an end we will soon be reunited with our families...
At home we refresh ourselves and enjoy our last meal prepared for us by Christian's mom and church.  Some presents are presented and we realize that packing time has arrived.
Our devotions are about the praise we are to give to our Father.
"Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us.  That we should be called the children of God..."


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