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Fort Bend Christian Academy

Serving In Belize
March 3, 2012

Anxiously awaiting arrival

by PPM Staff | March 3, 2012 7:51 AM

Praying Pelican Staff are ready and waiting for the arrival of the team! Stay tuned here and we'll keep you up to date with the team activities this week!

We made it!

by PPM Staff | March 3, 2012 3:22 PM

After a quick flight south, and a tour of Belize City, we stopped off at the oceanside park for lunch. The sun is shining and the breeze is blowing - a quite beautiful day. We are currently at Liberty Children's Home in Ladyville and we will be making our way to La Democracia in the next hour or so. Thank you all for your prayers for safe and uneventful travel. Please keep us in your prayers this week as we parter in ministry with the Belizean people.

Sunday School and Church

by PPM Staff | March 5, 2012 2:18 PM

Our group took part in leading Sunday School for all age groups on Sunday morning. We split into different age groups and taught lessons while learning more about the lives of the Belizeans we have come to partner with. There were two church services on Sunday, one in the morning and one at night. We all participated while some of us helped lead music and other aspects of the services. It was a unique experience and we are grateful for the honor to be partnered with the Baptist Church here in La Democracia this week. We also had an opportunity to travel around the village and meet some of the people here. Belize is a unique and wonderful country, and it is refreshing to learn a bit about this particular area and the lives that people here live.
Sunday School and Church

Children's Sunday School

by PPM Staff | March 5, 2012 2:21 PM

The children making Noah's Ark crafts
Children's Sunday School

Youth Sunday School

by PPM Staff | March 5, 2012 2:22 PM

The Youth group working on bracelets
Youth Sunday School

Monday Morning

by PPM Staff | March 5, 2012 2:26 PM

This morning we were blessed with the opportunity to lead the devotion at the village primary school and help out in the classrooms. While the rain and colder weather kept a handful of the students at home, that didn't stop us from singing songs and speaking into the children's lives. Please take just a moment to pray for the children we ministered to at the school as well as the families they represent.
Monday Morning

Sharing Testimony

by PPM Staff | March 5, 2012 2:27 PM

Our group was able to share in front of the student body Monday morning
Sharing Testimony

A little wet, but a lot of fun

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:03 PM

This week has been rainy, and actually a bit cold. All of our clothes are soaked and our feet just barely slide into our shoes at this point. However, it has still been loads of fun and we have learned so much -about ourselves, about our faith, about our character, about Belize, and about the church as a whole. This week we've been working in a few different places doing a few different things. In the afternoons we have been working on pouring a cement floor for a local family. We completed pouring the cement yesterday and are working on finishing up some bunk beds for the children in the home this afternoon. The village children have been at our sides all week. We have been blessed to share the afternoons with them, playing sports out on the basketball court in the rain and in the sunshine. Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit the Mayan Ruins and take a tour of the old Mayan temples that are still sitting in the middle of the Belizean jungle. We got a tour and climbed to the top of many of the structures. Last night we hosted a youth night at the church. Many youths, young and old, made it out to the church. We played games, put on skits, and sang. Some of us had the opportunity to share our testimony and really get to know some of the youth in the village here in La Democracia. This morning we took a drive down the road to the Belize Youth Hostel -a compound where troubled youth reside and live for a time while they try to sort out their lives. We sang songs, got silly, were able to share testimony, and hang out a bit. We are saying our goodbyes this evening, and will be officially heading home on Friday. Thank you for all of your prayers. Don't hesitate to ask us about our trip to Belize when you see us back home.

Slippery when wet

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:04 PM

The rain didn't stop us from playing sports every afternoon with the children
Slippery when wet

Altun Ha

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:05 PM

A group picture from the steps of the ancient Mayan market
Altun Ha

Load the bus

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:08 PM

A quick detour on our way back from the ruins to load lumber
Load the bus

Cement

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:10 PM

Mixing gravel and cement by hand
Cement

Wet cement

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:12 PM

Pouring rain didn't stop us from getting the job done
Wet cement

Transport of the cement

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:13 PM

Thank goodness for the wheelbarrow!
Transport of the cement

Skitting it up

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:15 PM

The guys put on a skit at youth night
Skitting it up

Youth Hostel

by PPM Staff | March 7, 2012 3:16 PM

Having conversations with the youth at the hostel
Youth Hostel

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Comments

Abby

March 7, 2012 7:58 PM

Hey Bubby!! I miss you! Hope you are having fun not going to school! For some reason, even though you are off in Belize helping people and what not, I still have to go to school! But anyways, I love you and am counting down the days until you come home!!

Aunt Janie and Uncle Bill

March 7, 2012 6:32 PM

Dear Alex, We wish you a wonderful and inspired week and so look forward to seeing you next month! Much love and well wishes to you, your group, and to all the people you meet.

Jamaica Group - Phillips/Lane/Rigsby

March 7, 2012 12:17 PM

Hey there Belize Group!! Hope ya'll are having a wonderful week. We'll be praying for God to use each of you as you encounter the people of Belize. Everything is going great here in Jamaica. God is so good!

Clara Pardue

March 6, 2012 6:08 PM

Hey Anna! The house is way too quiet without you. I've enjoyed getting to raid your closet all week though. I'm very proud of you and we all miss you!!! Praying for a good rest of the trip. Clara :)

Jason

March 6, 2012 11:44 AM

Praying for a continued successful trip! Thanks for all the time effort put into this experience, it looks like a fantastic trip already!

The Utter's

March 6, 2012 11:40 AM

Looks like you all are having a wonderful time and keeping plenty busy! What a wonderful experience that i am sure you will carry with you for the rest of your lives. We miss you James! Oh, Lexy is sleeping in your bed during the day now! HA! HA!

Aija Izaks

March 5, 2012 6:28 PM

Eriks, Looks like you are having a good time. Love you. Mom & Dad

The Goodwines

March 5, 2012 6:26 PM

Wow! What an incredible adventure you are all on! I know all of you are such a blessing to those precious children and adults, and then in return, what a blessing they all are to each of you! We are so thankful for your safe journey there and will continue to pray for your safely there and upon your return home. I know God is so proud of each of you, as we are. Mak, we miss you a bunch already, but couldn't be prouder of what you are doing there. We love you so much! Mom, Dad, Morgan and Blake (Roxy, Smokey and Stormie too!) Ps...Blake got to play some today. :) left field. He had one at bat, flew out to center, but got a RBI. I knew you'd want to know that!

The Russells

March 5, 2012 5:44 PM

God Bless every one of you wonderful children who are touching the lives of others so far from home. I am so proud to know you and proud that you took this opportunity to serve God. Riley, we miss you very much and are so proud of you. Beaux keeps going to your room looking for you. Your room is looking good.You won't recognize it when you get back..Love you!

THE DIEFENDERFER"S

March 5, 2012 4:34 PM

What a Beautiful group of Disciples you are....What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your faith and being a vessel for God's Word around the globe. We are praying that God will use each of you in a Supernatural way! Remain close to Him and be Blessed beyond your wildest dreams this week! Alex my love...we miss you and and are filled with joy as you shared your testimony to the children of Belize. Have fun and to all keep Shining!

Brenda, Randy & Brooke & Beau

March 5, 2012 6:56 AM

Hi Brock Beau was looking for you this morning! I had to tell him that you would be home in one short week. We miss you but hope you are having a great time. You are loved!!

The Ranly's

March 4, 2012 10:41 AM

So glad things went well on the first leg of the journey. Praying for a great week and that the Lord uses each of you in amazing ways. Can't wait to hear all about it. Oh and Hunter, Abby misses you!!

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