February 12, 2016

The Last Blog....

Welland HANDS Team:

As I sit here at my kitchen table looking at the snow and snow blizzard like conditions outside, I'm thinking we are missing our sunrise and the warmth it gave us. Right team?

We left from Belize City, connecting in Houston Texas, and arrived safely in Toronto late last night. Most of us were in bed before or shortly after 3 am.  Yawn.... Did you sleep well team?

It is amazing to reflect now on our mission work in Belize at Concepcion Presbyterian School. God brought us all to a place in our individual lives where we said "Yes" we will go and tile the floors. EduDeo was our Canadian organization who helped us get there. As we prepared ourselves to go, there was much our team leaders did to help us through the process. MANY thanks for your commiment. It was through your diligence that The Lord's work was done. In more ways than we realised. We understand more.

We bonded even more. How could we not--we flew together, we ate together, we prayed and worshipped together, we drove everywhere together, we played games together, we took pictures of each other, we played with the students together, we worked together, and more..lol.

We will never forget this experience. The school and staff will be in our prayers.

A hot cup of coffee sounds good about right now..

We will share our experiences with the church soon. Stayed tuned

To God Be The Glory.          Amen








Bryan Stoner
Feb 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Oh how I wish we were back in Belize, where you can walk around with shorts on all day long. I should go out and shovel the driveway, but it's much more enjoyable to read all our blogs and look at all the pictures and reflect on the incredible experience that God provided for 13 of us these past 12 days, and even the planning stages previous.

We left a part of ourselves in Belize, a part that we will never forget.

We also brought back with us memories of smiling children, thankful teachers, and prayer requests for a country that has very little, but depend on God for their future. Belize, you have changed our lives in many ways, we will never be the same. Thanks to our awesome God!

Anne And Terry
Feb 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Welcome home Team -- God bless you all

Allard DeVries Never2late
Feb 12, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Thank you for being so diligent in the updates. Brought back many memories for me.

In the next few days/weeks you will find your mind wandering back there, thinking of the teachers, students, weather, hotel, sights and sounds.

Feb 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

Hey Welland Team! Welcome home. Crazy cold!! love your reflections. Continue this week to reflect on your time in Belize and compare your pre-trip thoughts to what you are thinking this week. It's obvious your hearts were touched in so many ways. Some unexpected I would imagine. Lol. The Lords world is so big and encompasses so many different peoples and cultures. You were privileged to be a part Gods plan and get a glimpse of how he uses us to be His ambassadors. Blessings on the week to come as you continue to process all you've experienced and decide HOW God will use this experience in the future.

Feb 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Welcome back to our balmy Canada...well it was for a few days while you were gone...Thanks for sharing your time in Belize with your blogging and pictues...as you reflect of the time spent there..its amazing to think of how we are all a part of God's wonderful creation...and that you were all able to help make the school in Belize..a little bit better for those who are there everyday either teaching or learning..enjoy the memories that you made with the people you met..they stay in your hearts for a long time...glad you have a loooooooooong weekend to catch up with family and loved ones...enjoy..well deserved...

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