January 2, 2013

We Made It!

Wyoming HANDS Team:

Good evening everyone!  

I'm blogging from Belize right now.  This is a good sign, it means we've made it safely.  The day wasn't without its surprises, however.  We had a little bit of trouble at Miami airport when arriving - the tunnel wouldn't move into place when we arrived, so we needed to move to a new gate.  In addition, the airline lost one luggage bag.  We're all hoping that it turns up in good time.

We met our contacts for the trip, Ruth and Mario.  Ruth is the principal of New Life Christian School.  Mario, her husband, works as the handyman and chaplain at the Presbyterian church which operates out of the school building.  We're grateful for their hospitality towards us and look forward to spending the next ten days getting to know Ruth and Mario, as well as working with them at the school.  It's easy to tell that they've got a passion for the work that New Life does in the community. 

Tonight, we're spending time in fellowship with each other.  Tomorrow, we start working at New Life.  At this point it's a mystery how we'll work together as a team, but we trust that God is working through each of us.  After all, He has blessed us all with gifts to better His kingdom. 

Until tomorrow, we send our blessings from Belize!

The HANDS team


Jan 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Glad to hear you've made it safely! Keeping you all in our prayers.

julie vriesema
Jan 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Have a great time! Beth I love you and all the rest of you too :) Mia I hope you get your luggage back!

Jan 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

So glad to hear that you made it safely.Looking forward to hearing about your daily adventures. Praying that you will all be a blessing to the people there.

Jan 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Good to see and read that you have arrived safely. Praying that you have a good nights sleep to prepare you for the work ahead.

Jan 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Glad you arrived safely in Belize! Praying you all stay safe and that the work you do there may be a blessing to many!

Jan 2, 2013 at 10:32 pm

So glad to read you arrived safely. May gods riches blessings be with you all tomorrow as you start your work week.

Jan 2, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Glad to hear that you made it there safely. Praying that your work in Belize goes well for you and your hosts. Love the updates.

Gracie Lou
Jan 3, 2013 at 3:41 am

Glad to hear you arrived safely!

The team picture looks great and the food looks great, but you three guys in the airport don't look so great:) A little tired perhaps? A good night's sleep goes a long ways...

Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your first day on the job site tomorrow.

Jan 3, 2013 at 8:06 am

Glad to read you arrived safely! Grandpa and I will continue to pray for all of you but especially our grandkids.

Jan 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

Thankfull to God that He brought you safely to Belize'Greetings to you all but special love to my grandson Andrew

Jan 3, 2013 at 10:21 am

I'm glad to see that all of you arrived safely! You are all definitely in my thoughts and prayers this week. I can't wait to hear about the ways God will reveal His creativity to you and the kind of surprises He'll have in store during your trip!


1) I love you, bro

2) I'm sorry I didn't call you to say goodbye... with all of the getting settled in here in Chicoutimi, it slipped my mind (lame), and

3) I love you :)

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