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Hope for Belize

Serving In Belize
August 4, 2012

Ready to roll!

by Tony Luparello | August 4, 2012 10:14 AM

The PPM staff is ready and waiting. Looks like the Hope For Belize team is scheduled to touch down at about 11:20am. We're trusting God has an amazing week of ministry mapped out for this team & we're unbelievably excited for them to get here! Team pics coming soon...

Hope for Belize Is Here

by Michelle | August 4, 2012 11:04 PM

We made it! We are here! We got off the plane, met the PPM staff and went to Miss Dell's for BBQ chicken. It was the most tasty meal ever. After we went to Dorothy Menzie's children's home. We saw some children that we had met last year. It was so much fun playing games, painting nails and singing and dancing with all of them. Then we went to dinner at BIrd''s Isle and had amazing chicken fingers and juice. We had lots of fun getting to hang out and learning more about each other and the Belizean culture. We came back to the Global Hotel, had a short meeting with prayer and worship and are now heading off to bed for a good night sleep before church tomorrow.
Hope for Belize Is Here

A Beautiful View

by MIchelle | August 4, 2012 11:18 PM

We went to the Light House by the ocean today and while looking at a beautiful view we prayed for the week and all the ministries that are going to take place. It was an amazing time to just take in the wonder of God's creation and all that he has in store for us this week.
A Beautiful View

Dinner

by Michelle | August 4, 2012 11:23 PM

We had dinner at Bird's Isle tonight. We had chicken fingers, chicken wings, cheeseburgers, and wonderful lime juice. It was amazing.
Dinner

Adults Sunday School Class!!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 6, 2012 12:37 AM

The grown-ups had a great time in their Sunday school class today discussing the book of Ruth and Luke! Thanks to Pastor Henry's wife who facilitated the adults Sunday school class.
Adults Sunday School Class!!

Children Sunday school class

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 6, 2012 12:42 AM

The kids class was a blast! In the end they all came out with some gorgeous lanterns that they made for arts and craft in their class.
Children Sunday school class

Teenage Sunday School Class!!!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 6, 2012 12:45 AM

The teens were excited and willing to participate in their class!
Teenage Sunday School Class!!!

Preaching Today!!!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 6, 2012 12:48 AM

Praise God from whom all blessing flow! Mr. Rick shaken up the church today with his Sermon!
Preaching Today!!!

Let the construction Begin!!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 6, 2012 12:52 AM

This afternoon some strong people jumped aboard the construction boat and started to sail away in sawing and measuring wood!!! Glory be to God beds are on their way!!
Let the construction Begin!!

Testimonies!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 6, 2012 12:57 AM

Today the church in Sand Hill Village was truly blessed to hear the powerful words of several testimonies. These brave individuals stood up against fear and shared what the holy spirit lay on their hearts. Congrats to all those folks!
Testimonies!

Preaching Tonight!!!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 6, 2012 1:02 AM

The word of the Lord was brought forth tonight by probably one of the strongest men on the team..Mr.Jason! Mr.Jason's sermon about what it takes to be a christian example was really touching and was a great reminder to older Christians. Praise be to God, creator of heaven and earth!
Preaching Tonight!!!

Can We Hear it for VBS!!!!!

by Michelle | August 7, 2012 12:55 AM

Today we began the day at full speed ahead. We jumped right into VBS with tons of energy and excitement. We had around 140 kids come today. And it is only the first day!!!! How amazing! We had a blast getting to know the kids and seeing some that we already knew from past years. And this was only the beginning..
Can We Hear it for VBS!!!!!

Skit!!!

by Michelle | August 7, 2012 12:58 AM

At VBS we had an amazing skit done with some of our wonderful actors and actresses. They were detectives on a search for God. We has fun being silly and enjoyed the kids excitement over the skit. It is always so fun to use our talents and creativity to share the love of Christ with someone.
Skit!!!

Crafts!

by Michelle | August 7, 2012 1:00 AM

We made a lot of crafts today with the different age groups in VBS. It is always fun to make something and bring it home to remember the things you learned in Vacation Bible School with Hope for Belize.
Crafts!

Bunk Bed Ministry

by Michelle | August 7, 2012 1:02 AM

Today we worked on putting together the bunk beds. It was on of three main ministries that we had going on in the afternoon. The other two were Women's bible study and teen girl bible study.
Bunk Bed Ministry

Ernesto update

by Tony Luparello | August 7, 2012 8:42 AM

A quick update for all the family & friends wondering about tropical storm Ernesto. We are completely safe. The projected path has the lower edge of the storm well north of our current location. PPM staff will continue to closely monitor the storm track. We have contingency plans for any scenario the storm might bring... We'll keep you posted but for now, we're off for another AMAZING day of ministry! Praise be to God!

Safe from the Storm!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 7, 2012 10:43 PM

Praise God from whom all blessings flow....praise Him all creatures here below...praise Him above the Heavenly host....praise Father Son and Holy Ghost...Amen!!!!! The powerful words of the Doxology, indeed is a great praise song to magnify our precious Savior with for His goodness, mercy and love to protect us from the storm and its ugly threat to this beautiful Belize!! Praise be to God!! As a result, bigger smiles are on the face of many and the energy of the precious kids are in full force. So we continue loving on them and sharing hugs, smiles and kisses that glorify our Jesus!
Safe from the Storm!

V.B.S IN FULL FORCE!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 7, 2012 10:49 PM

Today Vacation Bible School was extremely awesome and full of Jesus!! The team was super into serving and loving on these kids and their cups were over-flowing!! Everyone was sweating to the extreeeeeme from all the dancing, jumping and silly songs!
V.B.S IN FULL FORCE!

V.B.S STILL IN FULL FORCE!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 7, 2012 10:53 PM

The energy of V.B.S never went down, everyone kept giving their all for Jesus!! Learning the actions to the songs and laughter filled the air of Sand Hill village today. It was an extreme Jesus Party!!
V.B.S STILL IN FULL FORCE!

Wait!..Did someone say V.B.S??

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 7, 2012 11:00 PM

YES! YES! YES! ...The show of Vacation Bible School is still on the roll!! Its just simply marvelous to see everyone praising God! OOOOhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!....What a sweet sweet spirit filled that holy grounds!
Wait!..Did someone say V.B.S??

Precious Smiles!

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 7, 2012 11:12 PM

The beauty of these Children or Pikni as they are called in Belize makes your heart melt!!! Thank you Lord for teaching all of us to not hinder the little children from your presence.
Precious Smiles!

Bunk Bed Ministry

by Michelle | August 8, 2012 8:39 PM

Today we worked on building bunk beds. It was so exciting seeing the different pieces come together.
Bunk Bed Ministry

Getting it into the Truck

by Michelle | August 8, 2012 8:40 PM

Getting the different pieces of the bunk beds into the truck for delivery.
Getting it into the Truck

I don't want to get out!!!

by Michelle | August 8, 2012 8:44 PM

We delivered this bed to the Card family. The girls that the beds were for did not want to get out. They had huge smiles on their face when they saw it in their bedroom. It was amazing!!!
I don't want to get out!!!

Rootsville

by Michelle | August 8, 2012 8:52 PM

We went to rootsville today. It was so great being able to see old friends and to meet new ones.
Rootsville

Women's Ministry to the Rescue

by Jeniecia Sanker | August 8, 2012 11:33 PM

Today the women from Sand hill village had a great time laughing, talking and sharing about Jesus in their special group! Today the intense discussion about learning to not complain but to explain was very life-changing. The women gave their input about how it is hard to not complain especially when the situation is stagnant however the reminder of being patient and have faith and moreover using a faith-based language instead of a complaining language was really touching. After this great discussion the women started their craft of making some beautiful bracelets and learning to make their very own hand-made beads!!!!
Women's Ministry to the Rescue

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Comments

Debbie Eshraghi

August 11, 2012 8:19 AM

Hi Hannah and team!!! Wishing you a safe trip home... Can't wait to hear your testimonies on all the wonderful things God has done in your lives and the lives of all those you touched in Belize... Love and Prayers Momma Eshraghi

Cathy Carter

August 10, 2012 1:26 PM

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." William Carey Praying for a wonderful week in Belize. God is good...Hurricane Ernesto did not affect your plans for this week. Love to Matt, Kayla, Steven, Todd, Ali, Hannah, Anna and the rest of the Belize crew. We are praying for all of you. Can't wait to hear about the wonderful things you have done on your trip. Love, Mom, Momma C, Mrs. C....

Cathy Carter

August 10, 2012 11:29 AM

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." William Carey Praying for a wonderful week in Belize. God is good...Hurricane Ernesto did not affect your plans for this week. Love to Matt, Kayla, Steven, Todd, Ali, Hannah, Anna and the rest of the Belize crew. We are praying for all of you. Can't wait to hear about the wonderful things you have done on your trip. Love, Mom, Momma C, Mrs. C....

Cathy Carter

August 10, 2012 11:19 AM

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." William Carey Praying for a wonderful week in Belize. God is good...Hurricane Ernesto did not affect your plans for this week. Love to Matt, Kayla, Steven, Todd, Ali, Hannah, Anna and the rest of the Belize crew. We are praying for all of you. Can't wait to hear about the wonderful things you have done on your trip. Love, Mom, Momma C, Mrs. C....

Cathy Carter

August 9, 2012 7:16 PM

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." William Carey Praying for a wonderful week in Belize. God is good...Hurricane Ernesto did not affect your plans for this week. Love to Matt, Kayla, Steven, Todd, Ali, Hannah, Anna and the rest of the Belize crew. We are praying for all of you. Can't wait to hear about the wonderful things you have done on your trip. Love, Mom, Momma C, Mrs. C....

Brenda LaBounty

August 9, 2012 3:11 PM

I have HAPPY tears in my eyes and in my heart after reading the post today about the woman's discussion on learning how not to COMPLAIN but to EXPLAIN! I know God was looking upon the group and loving it!! Excellent job Kim and Candice! I am so proud of you! Have a well deserved relaxing day tomorrow and safe travels home. Love ya!

Mitch

August 9, 2012 1:45 PM

Hey Hannah, I hope everything is going well. What a great experience. I can't wait to hear all about it. Be safe and have a good trip back. M

Heather Caldwell

August 9, 2012 12:49 PM

Hi Georgia!! It looks like you are having a great week! I saw a picture of you with one of those precious little ones in your lap. Things are still hot here in Holly Springs. I think Grandma G is holding down the fort pretty well...she is still smiling when I have seen her so that is a good sign:) I hope you have a good final 2 days there. We miss you in the 'hood! See you soonXOXO-Heather

Mitch

August 9, 2012 12:34 PM

Hey Hannah, I hope everything is going well. What a great experience. I can't wait to hear all about it. Be safe and have a good trip back. M

Ray Eshraghi

August 9, 2012 11:23 AM

Hannah and the team- Thank you for the hard work and sacrifices you make to put smile on people's faces in Belize. You make us all so proud.

Mitch

August 9, 2012 10:05 AM

Hey Hannah, I hope everything is going well. What a great experience. I can't wait to hear all about it. Be safe and have a good trip back. M

Kayla, Christian & Chloe

August 9, 2012 8:22 AM

We have been saying special prayers for you and the rest of the team. We miss you! Keep up the good work! Happy days xoxo

Georgia's Mom

August 9, 2012 8:06 AM

I love that smile!! The Lord's "works are wonderful" indeed. Reese wanted you to know the caterpillars arrived and are growing! Just one tiny example of the miracles in God's creation. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!!!

Ashlin, Carver, Grandma, Rob

August 8, 2012 9:31 PM

Glad you are safe from Ernesto! We've only eaten GiGi cupcakes two nights in a row!

Cathy Carter

August 8, 2012 7:05 PM

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." William Carey Praying for a wonderful week in Belize. God is good...Hurricane Ernesto did not affect your plans for this week. Love to Matt, Kayla, Steven, Todd, Ali, Hannah, Anna and the rest of the Belize crew. We are praying for all of you. Can't wait to hear about the wonderful things you have done on your trip. Love, Mom, Momma C, Mrs. C....

Ashlin, Carver, Grandma, Rob

August 8, 2012 5:40 PM

Glad you are safe from Ernesto! We've only eaten GiGi cupcakes two nights in a row!

Megan Schramm

August 8, 2012 1:57 PM

Just took a look at some of the pictures on the website. Looks like a great time is being had by all! Continued prayers for the entire team and all of the people you are serving. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Kathryn Young

August 8, 2012 1:00 PM

God bless all of you for the work you are doing! I pray for your safe return! Georgia and Cary...you girls ROCK! Can't wait to see you Georgia and hear about your trip!

Mitch

August 8, 2012 12:28 PM

Hey Hannah, I hope everything is going well. What a great experience. I can't wait to hear all about it. Be safe and have a good trip back. M

Donna Wojciechowski

August 8, 2012 12:18 PM

As your week comes to a close, I pray you have accomplished all you set out to do. Blessings to all of you and have a safe trip home.

Mitch

August 8, 2012 11:27 AM

Hey Hannah, I hope everything is going well. What a great experience. I can't wait to hear all about it. Be safe and have a good trip back. M

Kim and Patti

August 8, 2012 5:35 AM

You all cared enough to go and help the children of Belize. Surely they feel the amazing love of God through you all! Thanks for being the hands and the feet of all of us who could not go. Show them so much love so that they feel God's love long after you are gone! (Thinking about you and love you, Anna! All is well here!)

Laurie Warren

August 8, 2012 12:48 AM

Kathy you are truly superwoman and I'm so proud of you. I can't wait to hear all about this experience Be safe and be in touch when you return. Much love and prayers for you and your fantastic voyage my friend xoxo

Terri

August 7, 2012 10:02 PM

Thinking and praying for you all with the hurricane hitting down there! What a wild ride! You are on the front lines and I know God is covering you all during this time! Love you guys!

Marcia Tyler

August 7, 2012 9:12 PM

Prayers are with you, dearest Georgia and team. You all give me energy just reading all you've done so far. Hugs, prayers, love to all.

Melissa and Chad Kauffman

August 7, 2012 8:40 PM

Just read the update about hurricane Ernesto and we are glad to see that you are all going to be safe!! Chad and I have been looking and trying to figure out exactly where you are and if you were in the path of the hurricane. We will be praying for your continued safety and that you would continue to make a difference.

Lissy

August 7, 2012 8:08 PM

So happy you guys got there safely and have been able to get so much accomplished in the short time already! I know you are changing so many lives and affecting many people you have yet to meet. Have so much fun this week and I cannot wait to hear all about it.

Ashlin, Carver, Grandma, Rob

August 7, 2012 6:25 PM

Glad you are safe from Ernesto! We've only eaten GiGi cupcakes two nights in a row!

Sara Howard

August 7, 2012 4:40 PM

Super proud of you all! What an amazing thing it is to do this again and again.You're making an even bigger impact on the lives of those kids & community by continuing to visit, pray for & love them. Each person on the planet should experience a mission trip, it's truely life changing. XXOO to my girl Georgia!

Robin Jones

August 7, 2012 12:04 PM

Can I get a woot woot, Cary, Georgia and the rest of the team have arrived! May your week continue to bless you and all those you reach out to in Belize! Hope for Belize's lives out 1 John 3:18 "Dear children, let us not love with our words or speech but with actions in truth". Lastly, this is a quote from Gold medalist Gabby Douglas "It's a win/win situation. The glory goes up to HIM and the blessings fall down on me." May all the glory be for God. Love to you all!

Debbie Eshraghi

August 7, 2012 11:02 AM

Hi Babygirl!!! So happy you made it there safe and sound :). I'm praying Gods blessings on you and the team ... What a wonderful experience !!! Enjoy every moment in Belize ... Love you so much... Mommy

Sarah "Tati" Kassouf

August 7, 2012 10:02 AM

Hannie! I am so proud of you! I am so glad you are safe and sound, Matty and I are praying for you. Momaloo wants me to tell you she made you some fudge. Can't wait to hear how everything went. Hi to Morgan, Kayla, Anna and the whole Belize team- you guys are awesome! xooxox

Megan Schramm

August 7, 2012 9:08 AM

I am so glad to hear you all arrived safely and the storm is not going to interfere with your trip. You are such a blessing to the folks you are serving in Belize. You are also a blessing and an inspiration to all of us back home who are learning from your example. Prayers for a great rest of the week and continued success in spreading God's promises to the people of Belize! Love you Cary and Georgia, and am so very proud of you both!

Christine Asfoury

August 7, 2012 8:20 AM

Keep up the good work! Love the pictures! Miss and love you Fred and JP!

Kathy and Pete Jones

August 7, 2012 6:58 AM

Love the pictures. JP, looks like you are going to make some wonderful new friends this week. We continue to pray for everyone as you share the Light of the world. Pray for God's protection with the upcoming storm.

Kristen Sydow

August 6, 2012 7:43 PM

Clap your hands! Stomp your feet! Hope for Belize team can't be beat! Gooooooooo GOD!! Gooooooooo GOD!! Thank you to each of you for the work you are doing right now!! Much love!

Steve & Jennifer T.

August 6, 2012 3:32 PM

We are very proud of the hard work you guys are doing! Keep it up! The doctors are taking care of Jenn here, thank you for your prayers. Continue to be bold, be leaders for Christ, let the Holy Spirit Guide you and remember that with God, Nothing is Impossible!!!!!! PS. sing LOUD for me! :)

Brenda LaBounty

August 6, 2012 11:35 AM

Good Job, Jeniecia, for keeping up with daily postings :) I know today was especially exciting for the team!! 1st day of VBS, 1st day of several ministries, including Woman's :) A speical shout out to Kimberly, Jennifer and Candice - I know God is leading the way and you are working through him to develop everlasting relationships with the woman of Sandhill. PLEASE give out lots of hugs from me! I miss being there with you.

Ray Eshraghi

August 6, 2012 9:53 AM

Hey Hannah- Hope all is well. Keep up the good work. Miss you already. Love--Dad

nana and papa

August 6, 2012 9:41 AM

Philemon 1:6 (Message) And I keep praying that this faith we hold in common keeps showing up in the good things we do, and that people recognize Christ in all of it. Love to JP

Melissa Kauffman

August 6, 2012 9:10 AM

So awesome that you all are giving so much of yourselves to others! Know that God is pleased with you and that you will be blessed! Praying that you all change lives and build relationships for the kingdom! God bless and thank you!

Linda Leonard

August 5, 2012 10:23 PM

Glad you all made it there safely. Be safe, be well. Love you Todd!

Kristen Sydow

August 5, 2012 8:08 PM

Give me a "G", "G!!!", give me an "O", "O!!!", give me a "D" "D!!!!" "goooooo.......GOD!!!" Cheers for a great God and an awesome team in Belize!! Know that you are blanketed with many prayers from this house alone!! Much love to the team! "Goooooo TEAM!!"

Carver, Ashlin and Rob Heise

August 5, 2012 7:03 PM

Carver - "Mommy have a good time" Ashlin - "I love that picture" Rob - "Blessing and prayers for your week"

Mom L

August 5, 2012 5:42 PM

Hello to Georgia and all other members, wishing you a safe and fulfilling journey. I hope the storm stays far away. So proud to have Georgia as a daughter in law! Love you!

Carver, Ashlin and Rob Heise

August 5, 2012 3:41 PM

Carver - "Mommy have a good time" Ashlin - "I love that picture" Rob - "Blessing and prayers for your week"

Pete and Kathy Jones

August 5, 2012 3:28 PM

Blessings and prayers for your journey in Belize. Love to JP and Fred.

M&F Froehlich

August 5, 2012 12:25 PM

Be safe, be well and God Be With You All. Love ya Kathy!

Grammy & Giddo

August 5, 2012 11:16 AM

So thankful that you arrived safely. Have a wonderful week!

Carter & Reese

August 5, 2012 8:12 AM

Love you most!!

Chuck Carter

August 4, 2012 10:29 PM

Praying you all had a great first day. Remember your purpose and take it all in. We are good back home, concentrate on God's plan. I miss you and wish I was there!!!!

Lauren Raymer

August 4, 2012 9:35 PM

Praying you have all arrived safely and you have wonderful week ! " Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Love you girls :)

Grandma "G"

August 4, 2012 1:38 PM

Praying for open hearts to your message of God's love! All is well here at home.

The Sullivan's

August 4, 2012 8:19 AM

Praying for you all! Love you Hannah!

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