Belize Trip 2010. Pictures say a thousand words so ill make mine few.

Here are some of the images that I have taken over the course of the past 4 days while I have been in Belize.  Kudos for Garrett for leading the group and doing a fantastic job!

This is Belize. Belize has my heart.
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This is Garrett and me. Garrett led the trip and did a solid job. I protected him from harmful things along the way. Garrett is not tough dont let the pic fool you..
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This is a bible.This was why we went to Belize.
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A small man lives in Garretts nose and drinks red fanta.
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This is our mission group for the Belize Mission trip 2010
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These are the people of Belize, this is who we love.
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I think this mans name was Andre…
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This is Ernest our bus driver who picked us up from the airport. Earnest is awesome. He stopped the bus and said “wait! I forgot to welcome you to my country” and proceeded to sing us a song welcoming the team to Belize.
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These are the children we love along with many others.
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Best Ice Cream I have ever tasted!
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Walking back from the school
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This is Vernon. Vernon is awesome. Vernon doesnt wear shoes. Vernon moved to Belize. Vernon and his wife Frances built Holy Cross (where we were working). God told him to. He did it.
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This is Robert. He is awesome.
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This is Roberts neighborhood along with the majority of the students at holy cross.
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Its all about soccer
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This is Garrett. He is attempting to be athletic.
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Cecily thinks its funny to pee in the water.
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This is a dog. I fed him food. He followed me everywhere after that.
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This is a Fedora hat. I wore it on my head.
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This is a boat. I think it sunk.
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This is a kid going to school on his bike. He looks happy
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This is Robert. I love him. He’s awesome.

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The arcade at Manellys was the place to be!
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Shes probably eating the coconut icecream….be jealous
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This is a kid blowing a conch shell horn. I like conch shell horns.
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Garrett sharing Jesus in central Park
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This is Garrett. Garrett is one of my best friends. Garrett loves Jesus.
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Robert again! Hes always grinning
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Balloon wars
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This is Hassan. Hassan is always in trouble. We love Hassan
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Eyes of wonder
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Central park festivities
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it might as well be Excaliber
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This is a little girl…she is cute.
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This is a street vendor.
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This is central park.
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This is face paint. The kids love face paint.
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Natalie and Julia making balloon animals
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No words can describe this pic
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Cutest little girl ever
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This is Morgan. She is bright.
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This is Garretts hand…..and his fruity bright watch
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This is food. Not all children in Belize get enough.
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This is water. Even though San Pedro is surrounded by it not everyone has clean water.
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For some reason people had pet raccoons!
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Sometimes we went swimming in the ocean……well not me, Im black. I watched
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This is a pack of white people. Sometimes they do silly things…..like swim with sharks.
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This is Natalie. I did not kiss her.
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This is a hammock. I slept in there.
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This is a kid on a bike. He is too cool for school.
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Showing the kids how to work my camera 
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These are kids. We made balloon animals for them and did face painting. Most importantly we shared Jesus with them.
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This is a kid with a pet raccoon.
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at the school in the classrooms
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Beautiful faces
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These are shoes. Not every child in Belize owns a pair.
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one of the 5 school cooks that make 2 meals a day for 500 kids
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This is Spongebob……he is taking these two girls for a walk.
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Wait for me!
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This is Cecily and Morgan. They are awesome
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Lyonel makes and sells jewelry to support his family who lives in San Mateo. Everything you see he made.
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The last day at the school they had their end of term Fair. Marbles is a popular activity, as was air hockey.
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this is blair. blair is holding a hermit crab
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The day before the fair I get a letter from a girl named Kendesha who is in standard 4 (4th grade in the states) it was the highlight of my trip and the most precious thing that has ever happened to me. This is her hand made envelope which contained the letter below…..
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I know……like I said precious……this was my response….
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This is Kendesha! what a way to end an already awesome mission trip. God is good all the time.
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Posted 4 years ago

 

Day 1 Belize

Ok so im gonna go ahead and try and keep everyone updated on the trip as it goes. Its amazing here. the people are so loving and kind and above all happy. When our bus driver named Earnest picked us up from the airport he stopped in the middle of the road and says “Oh i forgot to welcome you to my home” and proceeded to sing us a song about how excited he was to have us. It makes me feel guilty when I come here and see how these people are so happy all the time with so little. Im here with Southcrest Baptist and we are working at holy cross anglican school building fully functional bathrooms because there is raw sewage. We are specifically working at a place called San Mateo on San Pedro Island. It is a forgotten shanty town on the island and the people are sick, hurting, but very happy. The children are great. This place really does have my heart. Today was one of the hottest days I have ever experienced! It was 95 with 100% humidity. Right now everyone is passed out in the hotel room from a long days work at the school and I dont blame them. We are about to go eat dinner at a place called Elvies that has the best fried chicken I have ever tasted in my life. I have yet to get in the water but we’ll see….. here are some pics from today. There are some at the school and in San Mateo. Ill post tons of pics over the next few days. Be ready!! keep praying for the team, people are dehydrated and arent use to this heat but its all for the kingdom and for people that need it. Oh and the link to the place where im working is under my category labelled the Good Stuff below under Holy Cross. Love yall! Oh and there are dogs everywhere here!

Garrett trying to look intense haha jk but Garrett is leading the trip and doing an AWESOME job! good job buddy
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This is out bus driver Earnest singing us a song and welcoming us to his home!
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This is Vernon. He moved to Belize sold all his stuff and started up Holy Cross because he felt God calling him to build a school in San Mateo. Now thats radical faith!
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This dog follows me everywhere I go
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San Mateo

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The Road we are walking on is one of the only roads in all of San Mateo
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pre trip prayer. just arriving at the island
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Posted 4 years ago

 

Off to Belize!! Update you guys in a week. Keep me and the mission team in your prayers.

Posted 4 years ago

 

Hay bails and home

Stopped on the side of the road on my way back from Midland to Lubbock to photograph these hay bails. Hay bails will always remind me of home.

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Posted 4 years ago