Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Belize Team Week Two is off and running!!
Team Two is a group of 8 adventurous people working at the school in various capacities. Jim and Elizabeth Short are out in the community of San Mateo visiting families with preschool children and assessing their health while the rest of us are at the school doing whatever needs to be done. Meanwhile Joyce Avery continues collecting the height and weight of each student at the school. Nancy Williams and Elaine Scagnelli are working with the children and teachers in 2 Standard III classes, fifth grade in the USA. Miriam and Norine from St. Andrews in Haw River are working in Infant I, first grade in USA. There is plenty to do here and Jan Lamb, with all her Holy Cross experience, can do almost anything and she does.
It's not all work and no play here for us in San Pedro. On Saturday we had planned to sail to a great snorkeling place inside the barrier reef, but the weather did not cooperate. It rained all day and the temperature was in the high 60's. So, we put our rain gear on and walked all around San Pedro looking at the sights and visiting the crafts at the farmer's market. It cleared up on Sunday but the temperature did not improve. We started off with breakfast at Estelle's where we enjoyed fry jacks, unbelievable fried bread with jelly. At 2:00 we walked to the school where Miriam (a priest) and Jan celebrated the Eucharist for the community of San Mateo and the students of Holy Cross. Since there is no Anglican priest on the island of Ambergris Caye, celebrating the Eucharist is a rarity and thus especially appreciated.
We have pictures to share but haven't found a way to get them from our phones to the blog. Mike Henry from Week One knew how to create a blog, but none of us in Week Two has ever done it before. We are trying to figure it out because we know you want to keep up with our adventure in Belieze in Central America and pictures are worth a thousand words. Be patient with us.