Thanks be to God for smooth travel, beautiful weather, and graceful guides. After a smooth check-in at RDU and a farewell to parents, we arrived on time in Miami and Belize City. At the airport, we were met by Mr. "Sonny," older brother of our beloved Mr. Phillip. Mr. Sonny guided us to a wonderful place, "The Birdsnest" for lunch and showed us around Belize City. While waiting for the water taxi, some of our soccer fans got to watch some of the U.S./U.K. World Cup match. The best part of the day was coming to the dock and seeing Jan Lamb with a "welcome St. Luke's" sign. We toted our luggage (including the heavy school supply suitcases...getting us ready for some hard work this week) down the beach to our great house at The Tides and then took the school stuff on to Holy Cross. Now it's on to dinner and some group orientation tonight before waking early tomorrow to head to the Mayan ruins at Lamanai.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us and helped us get here. We have stopped at each step in the journey and said a big "thank you" for all the little blessings along the way. Keep us in your prayers as we arrive here in spirit as well as body and as we continue to look for signs of the Holy Spirit. -Joe