Going into this trip, I held little to no knowledge about the culture or even the location of Belize. Right off the plane, warm tropic breezes, delicious food and friendly smiles greeted us.
Along with the school donations we carried with us, Team 1 is dedicated to assisting instruction at Holy Cross Anglican School. Now, it has been decades since I calculated the perimeter and area of shapes, but gratefully, those old formulas soon came back to me and I am able to help the older students with their math quizzes. In addition we are reading to the younger students.
On every mission trip, it is always the local people who pull on my heart strings. Their sweet smiles will forever be embedded in my mind and their genuine laughter is priceless.
What is making this time so valuable is meeting new people. I now have lifelong friendships that started with a simple conversation. This isn’t just the people who work or go to Holy Cross, but also people we meet in town. I am able to grow stronger in my faith alongside my team mates as we continue our mission journey this coming week.
In Peace & Grace, Dan+