888.PPM.4090Contact UsEmploymentDive DeeperDONATE
Praying Pelican Missions Logo

Zion Lutheran Church

Serving In Belize
February 15, 2014
Community: Corozal

We Made It!!!

by Cory | February 15, 2014 9:33 PM

Greetings from Belize! The team got in today around noon and didn't waste anytime. After our lunch, we got to work with an orphanage in Ladyville. What a blessing it was to be able to work with the children within hours of stepping off the plane! After that, we headed up to Corozal, where the team will be serving this week. It is safe to say that we are all ready to start serving here!
We Made It!!!

Church Ministry

by Cory | February 17, 2014 9:40 AM

We started out Sunday with leading the four Sunday School classes. The team was able play and sing with the younger children, compare cultures and learn from the youth, and be able to dig into God's word with the adult class. After lunch, we got to head over to the park. We went over the the 24 of us, and within minutes, we had about 15-25 kids playing along with us. This was also a good time for us to promote our After School Program that runs through the majority of the week. We ended the night with a worship service with the church. We had a couple of people get up and lead the church in some songs in Spanish and in English. After worship, Pastor Joe brought the message with passion. It was exciting to see the team learn from him, truly starting to build a partnership!
Church Ministry

The Start of Construction

by Cory | February 17, 2014 9:45 AM

This morning, Randy, John, Merritt, and Bob decided to get started on the service projects here at the church. The rest of the team is at the local Nazarene School, teaching and singing to the children. Be sure to look out for pictures from the school ministry!
The Start of Construction

Children's Ministry & Rec

by Cory | February 19, 2014 8:44 AM

As you saw, the team had started the construction on the building for the church to have more classrooms. We had to install about 10 windows, and got it all done! All we have to do is finish breaking stones to be the base of the walk way and level out some sand on the side of the church. We also had started the children's ministry at the church. The first day we had about 60 kids, and yesterday we had about 85 kids at the VBS. We had a huge success in making it an awesome day for the kids. Yesterday morning, we had some recreation time at the Mayan Ruin, Lamanei. This is the third largest ruin in Belize. This picture is about 18 of the 24 people that dared to climb it. More pictures to come shortly of the School Ministry, VBS, and Construction!!!
Children's Ministry & Rec

Back to School.

by Cory | February 19, 2014 8:44 PM

Today was just an awesome day! The morning started out with a devotional by Missy on our way to the school for our second day of school ministry. We were split up into 5 groups, all doing different activities in 5 different classes. It was so great to see the kids just smile and have more and more fun! We came back to start to finish the construction phases we started on Monday. All the groups were either digging, raking, or breaking rocks to be ready for pouring concrete tomorrow. At the end of the day, we finished with VBS. We had about the same number of children from yesterday. God was moving throughout our time with them in our hearts and theirs! Tomorrow is our last day to do ministry. Pray for strength in order to finish our time here in Corozal!
Back to School.


by Cory | February 19, 2014 9:34 PM

We had some awesome teachers today, talking about the importance of dental hygiene!

The "Rock Crew"

by Cory | February 19, 2014 9:36 PM

We started out with rock, these guys turned them into gravel!
The "Rock Crew"

Break Time!!

by Cory | February 19, 2014 9:39 PM

What better place to take a break other than a park by the ocean!
Break Time!!

Sand Conquerors

by Cory | February 19, 2014 9:42 PM

This was our group that was owning this pile of sand!
Sand Conquerors

Subscribe To Updates



February 21, 2014 3:06 PM

I have been logging in everyday to see what you have been up to. It's amazing to see what you have accomplished in such a short time. Pictures just won't cut it...I need stories when you get back! Continued prayers for a safe return.


February 21, 2014 9:47 AM

Jayce, It has been great following your journey this week. Praying for you and for the team, that God will continue to use you to accomplish His goals for this trip!!!!

Betsy Elliott

February 19, 2014 11:06 PM

We LOVE the pictures and info about what you all are doing. It all sounds amazing! Belize looks warm and beautiful...enjoy every minute of your purpose! We can't wait to hear about it!


February 19, 2014 4:17 PM

Glad everything is going well. The tarantula picture though.... do not bring it home!!!

Nancy Milleville

February 19, 2014 8:47 AM

Randy... Please leave the tarantula in Belize!

Emmi James

February 18, 2014 11:33 AM

Dear Jayce (and friends), I am praying for you all each time I think of you. I am praying that VBS is moving and that kids hearts are changed through the holy spirit. Your work there is not unnoticed, and the Lord looks on you all with favor. I will be praying for strength and energy as you work there, and that the Lord would bless your time and make it fruitful. One verse that has been a comfort to me lately, and I hope brings you comfort as you may be stepping out of your comfort zone is Luke 14:27: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." Let his peace overwhelm you all as you're on your journey in Belize, and may you be aware of his presence always. In love, Emmi

The Wright Family

February 18, 2014 7:13 AM

Hola Sean and fellow Zion Belizean Pelicans! With as full days as we know you are having there, we thank you so much for taking a few minutes as often as you do to share your blogs and pictures with us all back home...we love it! Have an awesome trip:) XOXO Mom, Dad, Chris, Nick and Matt

Andrea G

February 18, 2014 6:36 AM

Whoa!! Praise God for all you're doing!! Love to hear how you're teaching and SINGING to the children!! "Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day." (1 Chron. 16:23) Praying for God to move in all your ministering!!


February 17, 2014 9:10 AM

Wow! This is awesome! I love the picture. After months of prep and planning you are finally there and ready to get to work. I pray that the Holy Spirit will move through you this week to do amazing things in His name and that your experience will leave a lasting impression on those you serve. Stay strong, stay safe.


February 16, 2014 8:16 PM

Glad everyone made it safe! Jealous of the weather! Love you mom miss you. PS moose is depressed.

Marshall & Mary

February 16, 2014 7:01 PM

We're proud of you for spreading God's word and His blessings to those less fortunate. Have a wonderful and rewarding week.


February 16, 2014 6:43 PM

Lorna looks like she could use a bowl of ice cream.

Kristie Schlewitt

February 16, 2014 1:24 PM

I love the picture, too. Can't wait to see more and hear about all you are doing. Zion prayed for you at all 3 worship services this weekend and keep you in our hearts! Enjoy, serve and grow. You will all come home changed good and changed for God because of what you do this week. Hi Kurt! I will wave to you tomorrow from across the Gulf of Mexico....I know you are closer to the Caribbean, but it is the right general direction :) love you dearly, Kid~

Betsy Elliott

February 16, 2014 8:48 AM

The Elliotts are so glad to see you made it safely and are all smiling! We love the picture, please keep more coming. Have a great week and God Bless you all

mom and dad

February 16, 2014 7:30 AM

God bless you, we are so proud.

Kim McEwen

February 16, 2014 5:27 AM

Good to hear from you! Love the pic...keep the updates coming!


February 16, 2014 4:56 AM

Love and God's blessings from the Hastings family! Have a wonderful time sharing God's love!


February 15, 2014 10:28 PM

Hi from the LiPuma family! Glad you made it safely. Looking forward to updates!

Praying Pelican Missions Logo




8011 34th Ave S, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Pelican Account


Neighbourhood Church Service

Cornerstone Prep

Belize | March 26, 2023

Hanging out with kids

Strong Rock Christian School

Costa Rica | March 27, 2023

60 Familias

Rapid City Christian High School

Costa Rica | March 27, 2023

Night service

Mitchell Christian School

Belize | March 27, 2023

Buenos días

Tree of Life

Guatemala | March 27, 2023





Our customizable mission trips allow each person on your team of adults to find a place to serve, regardless of their interest or skills.


Africa's many countries boast a wide array of beauty, culture and needs. Destinations include South Africa and Ghana.


Serve with Praying Pelican across the Caribbean—locations include Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.


Serve with Praying Pelican across the Central America—locations include Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.


College students are looking for a place to make a meaningful impact. Amplify that impact by partnering alongside a local church.


This is your opportunity to serve alongside a local church and experience God in a different culture—from Belize, to Cuba, to South Africa and beyond.


Get all the information you need about our mission trips and what your group can expect as they serve on mission with Praying Pelican.


From our hometown of Minneapolis to the island of Puerto Rico, USA mission trips are diverse in service opportunities, cultural experiences, and community needs.


Deepen your youth mission trip by doing ministry built on genuine partnerships, long term relationships, and sustainable ministry.

Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions|© 2023Praying Pelican Missions