April 3, 2012

April 2012 P.K. Belize

PK-Belize HANDS Team:

Just 10 days untill the team from across Canada travels to Belize to meet, fellowship with and help build their school.  The excitement builds.

April 04  Gunther and Jerry meeting to organize the trip next week.


April 12th.  Team members are flying in to Atlanta for first leg of our missions trip to Belize.  Our flights were uneventful and by chance Gunther and Jerry met Anthony, Ben, Ken and Willie in line boarding the final leg of our flight in Minneapolis.  It was great to see them and travel together to Atlanta arriving at 10:30 PM local time.  Kansas waiting for us at our hotel, the Country Inn and Suites near the airport

We meet for breakfast at 6:00 AM local time (4:00 Alberta/Sask. Time).  Gonna be an early morning.  Gunny may not survive.

Pray for the team as we unite with each other from across Canada to work on the Unity Presbyterian Pre and Primary school in Belize City.  Pray that we will develops lasting relationships with the people in and around the school.

Friday April 13th  Sorry this posting was lost.  We met at 6:00 AM for breakfast, devotions and prayer then left for the airport.  Flights were all uneventfull and on time, this one was no different and we arrived in Belize ar 11:00 AM were we were met by Pastor Ernest Betson/our bus driver/tour guide/construction co-ordinator/host of our housing host and the supplier of huges.  He instantly warmed our hearts with his huge smile warm welcome, a hug and "I love You" for each of us including Anthony (a none hugger).  Wow what a start to our mission here. We had lunch at a local pizza resturant and immediately went to work at the school hauling about 150  40ft. long rebar up to the 3rd. floor in 90 degree heat.  Welcome to Belize.  We had a great time and returned to the Pastor's home (right beside the ocean) for supper, devotions and sleep.  A long day, but a wonderfull day.

Sat. April 14th  Breakfast at the dining room of our home here in Belize, a special breakfast prepared for us by Pastor Betson....ummm delicious.  We put in a long day at the school today accomplishing alot.  A hot sunny day with the odd cloud which we appreciated.  The people here are amazing, very clean, freindly and happy.  The streets are very narrow and the big bus seems too big to get thru, however God is on our side and thus no accidents.  Pasror Betson is teaching us to use two sayings to each othe.  The first is "God is Good " to which we reply "All the Time" and the second is "I love You".  These sayings are getting to be very common among the team.  The picture in cluded here show the type of area the school is in shows the needs that are here and that the school is in the right location to bring the love of God and the message of hope to these wonderfull people.  Please continue to pray that God will use us to build relationships with these people and fellowship together in several chuches tomorrow.



Apr 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Hey there Jerry, did you get the photos to work, I don't see it, or do I not know where to look

Apr 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hey Tim, hooked up on the blog this am...found it very interesting and will continue to follow. Our thoughts are with you guys. Susan & Kel

Apr 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

What time is your tee-off?

Apr 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

What a wonderful opportunity. Hopefully there is some breeze on the roof or you tolerate the heat better than us. Don & Elaine

Henry & Sharon
Apr 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hey Tim - what an awesome 'Jesus' adventure! We're praying & trusting for exciting results! Stay cool(-;

(just a side note that might make u happy....Canucks have lost 3 in a row against LA)

Jan & Clare
Apr 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Hi Jerry & Gunn - good to hear your safe and enjoying the food!!! Sounds like an awesome place and ministry. We're praying for you

Wanda and Randy
Apr 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Hey Tim - looks like you are all doing a really great thing - God bless you all!!!

How hot is it? - it's going to be in the 90's here all week!

Luke Friesen
Apr 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Hey Dad (Tim), Hope you ended up getting the rebar. Let me know if you need me to wire you some cash.

Looks like you got a cool group there. Praying that everything continues to go smoothly and that you guys are making some good friendships!

(an update on Auntie Sharon + Uncle Henry's note: the Canucks are still down 3-0!)


Apr 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Hi Tim

Very interesting blog. Looks like good times. Praying for you all.

Bonnie (Russ)

Apr 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

We hope you are having a great time. We are thinking about you (Ben & Anthony) and pray that you are inprired by the experience.

Apr 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Hey daddy (ben), miss you hope you're have an unforgettable, and exciting time. I'm praying for you. : )

Henry & Sharon
Apr 19, 2012 at 1:24 am

Hey Tim -- Just another Canuck update -- the series is now 3-1 -- 3 more games and we're on to the next series.

Can't get over those crazy teleposts!!! How can those crooked sticks hold up a floor so straight??

Looking forward to hearing more details, stories, adventures when you get back.

God Bless and safe travels to everyone.

Apr 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Incredible! I can't wait to hear your stories Ben. Here in Canada we are known as consumers - God knows you as a contributor!!

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