Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Today, we celebrated the Feast of St. Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr, during the Eucharist in the courtyard of the hotel. Barnabas (Son of Encouragement) and Paul were companions on several missionary trips until a dispute ensued between the two of them as to whether John Mark should come with them. Barnabas wanted to take John Mark, but Paul did not, as he had left them on the former journey (Acts 15:37-38). The result was that Paul took Silas as his companion to Syria and Cilicia, and Barnabas took John Mark to Cyprus (Acts 15:36-41).
Following breakfast, the team went to the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center and presented to the Director, Hortence Kelly-Augustin, a number of the items that were gifts from many persons. These items included a microwave, crock pots, electric fans, clocks, sheets, 100 pairs of shoes donated by Shoes for Soles, balls, games, clothes, hair accessories, diapers, and a lot of stuff, all donated by members of Holy Sacrament and Friends Reaching Friends, Belize Association of South Florida, St. Paul’s Church, Vero Beach, and many friends. The items were requested by the Center some months ago when the Director sent us a list. At the presentation, Mrs. Augustin was extremely appreciative of what she had received stating that the finances she would have used to purchased these items can now be used to send two children to school.