April 16, 2012

Monday Work day in Belize

PK-Belize HANDS Team:

Tim aays:  Greetings from Belize! It's great to look at the our blog and see we actually have people following us on our mission. Thanks for the comments.Well, it's Monday morning and we are anticipating a great week of work and socializing with the staff and kids at Unity School. We had a good start, friday and saturday, on laying the rebar on the third floor of the school addition.A prayer request would be for safety and for God's intervention, as we try to purchase some more rebar this morning. Interact probably is not an option! We appreciate your prayers, bye for now,

tim

 

Ian says:

What an awesome group of men to work together with!! What an amazing sense of the presence of God last night as we worshiped together with our new friends from the community surrounding Unity School. Located on top of clay filled swamp, next door to the burial grounds (above ground cement graves) and surrounded by homes some permanent others not so much :)  we were overwhelmed by the manifest presence of the Lord. Sharing from 2 Cor Pastor Betson challenged us to seek the comfort of the Lord and press "TRUU" all that the Lord has allowed in our lives that we might be melted and then molded for His purposes for our lives. SPECIAL THANKS to all of you who have and will continue to pray. Thus far no one has taken ill, no accidents on the job site and  a warm and inviting home at Pastor and Carolyn Betson's home where we've been renewed and refreshed in a loving and Christ filled way every day. WE LOVE YOU  !!. Lastly, i send my love and prayers to my precious wife Patti , my children Rob Chris Jen and Mike and last but not least the newest love of my life our little granddaughter Brooke-Lynn who just turned 6 months old. 

ian

Well this awsome day is winding down and was supposed to be an uneventfull day, but now we look back we realize it was a full day.  We started with a sucessful trip to the construction sales depot to purchase the balance of the rebar need to complete the roof of the school.  With the generousity of the team Sunday night who put up additional funds of $3,200.00 in pledges to purchase the rebar, we showed up at Bennys Lumber Co. with no cash.  God had us covered and the guys showed up at the school with the needed 142 forty foot lengths of rebar which we happily hauled up to the third floor. 

Some of us got to sit in on some classes to visit with the students and to witness first hand the education and atmosphere that the students were recieving.  Well I saw an incredibly talented, acredited teacher lead a class and teach science.  Lots of stuff that was very familiar and some new stuff to.  It was excellent,

After school some of the students decided to play a little baseball which soon saw some of us playing a pick-up game with them in the parking lot.  After some home runs, double plays, laughter and a whole lot of fun the local kids showed us their love of baseball and their willingness to fellowship with a bunch of Canadian men.

We got home around 6:00 for supper and as soon as the bus stopped some of the team bolted out the door and dove into the Carribean for a refreshing swim.  We are all very tired from the heat and hard work but somehow we feel so blessed and energized.

Thanks for your prays.  We can see the results of your prays every day as we can not do all of this on our own.  Continue to pray for us for safety, strength and continued energy to complete the task at hand.

Comments:

Patti
Apr 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Im really enjoying the blog! I look forward to reading it each day! They pictures are great. Glad to hear everything is going so well!

We are praying for safety, health, and God's presence among the team.

Patti (Nairn)

Derrick Cook
Apr 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Good to see all is going well, looks like the project is going well so far and the locals are very friendly. May God work in all your lives this week in a huge way. Listen to His voice

I am praying for you guys

Derrick Cook

john
Jun 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Hi there,I read up on what you guys did out yonder in Belize, and you know what, GOD BLESS YOU! it sounds exactly like something I have always wanted to do! Keep up the good Work!

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