I had the privilege of participating in Asbury Church's Belize Mission Trip. We were in Orange Walk, Belize from Jan. 21st - Jan. 28th, 2012. As you watch the video, I hope you are blessed with the realization that we can all make a difference... even if it's a little at a time. Prayers are powerful... Healings occurred as a result of prayers... for me and others from our Asbury Team and members of El Buen Pastor. We were blessed with having a heavenly presence captured on camera during our women's Tuesday night foot washing (You'll see it in the video). As I examined the photo, the exposure is crisp, with undulating cloudiness... like angel's wings. This was definitely not the result of a long exposure with a blurred image! I pray this video blesses you and opens your heart to receive the amazing plans God has for you, to receive the blessings God wants to give you, and to receive what God wants you to do with each of these!
Many of the pictures from this video can be seen larger and longer in the slideshow at the bottom of this page.
On This Trip...
We were blessed with the deepening of previous relationships, both within our group and the people of El Buen Pastor Church and Louisiana Government School. We were so blessed to be a part of the dedication service at El Buen Pastor, seeing our efforts of helping to expand their church complete... until they grow even more!
Through contributions and donations from fund-raisers & various "drives," we were able to contribute: To El Buen Pastor, a fountain, engraved stones (marking the relationship between Asbury & Buen Pastor), a new church sound system, a "Good Shepherd" quilted banner, 5 constructed & finished church pews; for a member of Buen Pastor, we painted the interior and exterior of his home; a widowed member of Buen Pastor received 2 doors & 10 windows and the paid services of a carpenter to install them in her home; The Louisiana Government School (a couple of blocks from the church) received 5 instruments - Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Trombone and Baritone Horn, along with soccer balls for their sports programs; The Dental Team provided 80 children with preventive care sealants and restorative care in fillings and extractions, in addition to distributing hundreds of toothbrushes, toothpaste & floss the the children of Louisiana Gov't. School; The Asbury Team headed up a 4-day after-school Bible School in a few of the Louisiana Gov't. School's classrooms, thanks to their generosity; Asbury also led a Children's Church Service Sunday morning, Led a separate Men's & Women's Tuesday Night Bible Study and hosted 50 women from the community at Buen Pastor for a Spa Day; To an orphanage, we were able to donate over 150 lbs. of clothing and supplies for the children.