April 19, 2012

Belize Thursday

PK-Belize HANDS Team:

It seems like we just got here and it's now the last day and time to pack and get ready for our trip home.

But let's talk about today.  We walked to the pier to board a water taxi at 7:45 AM.  We traveled to San Pedra Island to cool of snorkeling on the Balizian Barrier Reef.  World famous and a very popular tourist attraction.  We had a terrific guide that Pastor Betson knew and we were taught how to snorkel.  We had a wonderful time swimming with a huge variety of fish, every color in the rainbow.  We then moved the boat to shark alley!  Somw of us were hoping the sharks wouldn't show up, however they did and in huge numbers.  There were sting rays, various larger fish and sharks up to 9ft, 6 in.  It was hard for most of us to jump in the water with many sharks circling the boat,  You could here multiple cries of "I'm not going first" but Ian had faith and went first and after a few minutes all were eager to jump in.  As the pictures show there were big sharks that we could hold and get our picture with.  Needless to say not all particapated in this.

There was constant excited chatter in the boat as we traveled back to San Pedra Island for lunch and a walk around the narrow streets.  Then back onto the water taxi at 3:30 arriving at the Belize City dock at 5:00.

It was an incredible day of fellowship together with the team and Pastor Betson.

Well it's time for the team to gather for scripture and discussion after the days events as we have done every day since we arrived.

We leave the Pastors home at 8:00 tomorrow to travel to the Unity School for some special activity with the school kids arranged by the principle, Carolynn Betson, the pastors wife.  Gonna be a tear jerker.  Then to the airport to start the long trip home.

Thanks for your comments, they are a thrill for all of us to read.

See you soon.

Comments:

Diane
Apr 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Well- nothing but adventures for you brave guys-- No Shark bites Gunther?? See you soon! Safe Travels !

Lucy
Apr 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Hello Papa!

Glad to hear you are still alive after swimming with the sharks!!

We are staying with Nana tonight so she won't be lonely.

Safe travels tomorrow!

PS... I say "Nana" now! Working on Papa.

Love you!

Lucy

Jackie
Apr 20, 2012 at 9:34 am

Hi Dad!! Once again you guys look like you're having an amazing time and so many incredible experiences. Boy, it looks like you got to fit in lots of play time :)

Just a little warning for your next adventure...your suitcase might be VERY heavy!!! Looking forward to the stories and pictures.

See you soon dad. Love you lots and lots,

Jackie

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