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Belize Mission 2017 [1]

The Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church’s mission and outreach organization, Friends Reaching Friends, is currently engaged in missionary work in Belize. The 40-member group, led by Debbie Stevens, left the Miami International Airport on Saturday, June 10, for the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City.

The team arrived safely after an hour and 40-minute flight, and […]

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Day 9

 

On Sunday morning, June 14, after having breakfast in the hotel restaurant, nine of us, including me, were taken to the airport by Henry Cunningham IV for our flight to Miami.

Our flight left Belize City around 12:30 p.m. Belizean time (2:30 p.m. EST), arriving in Miami at 4:15 p.m. We were back home on American […]

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Belize Mission 2015 – Day 8

Saturday morning, June 13, thirty–three of the forty-nine members said their goodbyes at the hotel as they left for the Philip Goldson International Airport, Belize City, for the one hour and forty-five minute flight back to Miami International Airport, Florida.

The mission work was over, and all that we set out to do was accomplished. It […]

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Belize Mission 2015 – Day 7

By the last day of missionary work, the missionaries are tired and well spent but by the grace and strength of God, we keep on going. This particular Friday, June 12, was no different. We were up at the dawn to worship together at the Eucharist at 6:15 a.m. The readings for the day focused […]

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Belize Mission 2015 – Day 6

On Thursday morning, June 11, we celebrated the Feast of St. Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr.  Father Jon Robbins celebrated while I gave a reflection on the patron saint of the day, Barnabas, the Son of Encouragement, the Son of Consolation. During the week, our biblical readings have been focusing on the marks of mission. However, […]

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Belize Mission 2015 – Day 5

As we approach the middle of the week of our missionary work in Belize, the normal routine of Mass at 6:15 a.m. followed by breakfast, the loading of bags and items in preparation for our departure from the hotel at 8:00 a.m. was all in order. Today’s Scriptural readings served as a reminder that we […]

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Belize Mission 2015 – Day 4

On Tuesday, June 9, the morning began as usual with the Eucharist, breakfast, and departure from the hotel to the various places of missionary work. The biblical lessons for today were focused on our responsibility “to teach, baptize and nurture believers.”

With Sehon Richards, the grandson of Father Eric Richards, as my designated driver, I spent […]

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Belize Mission 2015 – Day 3

Monday, June 8, was the first day of work. The Eucharist, began at 6:15 a.m., with Father Jon Robbins as the preacher and I celebrated. The biblical readings for the week are focusing on the marks of mission, recognizing that “the Mission of the Church is the Mission of Christ.” The readings for the day […]

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Second Day of Mission – Trip to Caye Caulker

Please see below photos of our trip to Caye Caulker, an hour ride by boat on the north east coast from Belize City.
We travel on a lovely catamaran named “Big Momma” as guests of the Registrar of the Anglican Diocese of Belize, Attorney-at-Law, Rodwell Williams, Esq., and his dear wife, Felice.

The […]

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Belize Mission 2015 – Day 2

The Missionaries, with Bishop Philip Wright, at St. John’s Cathedral, Belize City.

 

On Sunday morning (June 7), the team was up at the crack of dawn in order to attend the 6:30 a.m. Eucharistic Service at the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist, Belize City, the oldest church in Belize. Why so […]

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