During the Eucharist.
reserved for us. The Eucharist was led, the Gospel was read, and a Reflection was given, by the Spiritual Leader or one of the Assistants. Missionaries read the Biblical Lesson, and led the Psalms and the Prayers of the People (Intercessory Prayers). Each day (Monday to Friday) was center on a different theme: Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. Missionaries were expected to focus on the theme of the day as they went about their daily work and to recognize those God-moments in their lives.
Before retiring to bed, one of the missionaries led the group in Compline, a night prayer service, which is usually done at the end of the day.
Adult and Pediatric Health Clinics
The Pediatric Health Clinic.
In spite of the small number of people residing in Georgeville and Central Farm, where our mission work was centered this year, nearly 550 persons (300 children in the Pediatric Health Clinic, and 215 adults with an additional 58 who returned for further evaluation in the Adult Health Clinic) were treated. These clinics, which were held at the Georgeville Community Center, featured a variety of health screenings for adults including hypertension, diabetes, neuropathy, pain symptoms, vision screening and provided with glasses, if needed. Children were treated for scabies, ear infections, skin rashes, and the like. About 95% of the adults who visited the adult medical clinic received reading glasses. Both adults and children were provided with appropriate medication and vitamins, when necessary. Belize has a large percentage of persons with diabetes and high blood pressure…and this was a major focus of our screening and treatments.
The Adult Medical Clinic.
Patients’ health information were also recorded, and, at the request of the Belize Ministry of Health, information on each individual is sent to that department for follow-ups. Some of the leadership team of the medical clinics along with the Mission Team and Spiritual Leaders presented health supplies to the San Ignacio Community Hospital and received a tour of the hospital.
Henry Cunningham and Steven Rubino making cabinets for the sinks in the restrooms at St. Barnabas’ Anglican School.
In the construction area, the 6-member team completed the following projects at St. Barnabas’ Anglican School, where 75 children are educated by 6 teachers including a Principal – painted the exterior of the restroom building, purchased and installed broken and missing tiles in the Principal’s Office, repaired gutters, replaced restroom sinks and door locks, built wooden supports for sinks, purchased and installed a 150-gallon water tank on the roof of the restroom building, repaired classroom windows, doors, stairs, and 11 broken desks. The team also donated light fixtures and provided the funds to replace broken windows.