Fall 2017 – Education

lindaEducation, Teacher Training, Uncategorized

“On our recent visit we made sure that school and principal received a bag of encouragement filled with school supplies, books, personal devotional book, and other items for their schools.”   New Life Elementary School – We met with Ruth Ku about her new role as Instructional Coordinator and Principal Trainer. She has asked for our input on planning, coaching and … Read More

Fall 2017 – Bedtime Stories

lindaBedtime Stories Ministry, Education, Needs, Uncategorized

We’re praying for a way to make Bedtime Stories work! There is growing interest, I’ll even say passion, about organizing a writing project, getting stories written by Belizeans, illustrated by Belizeans, published in Belize and sold to schools, businesses and tourists as an income source for the Belize Project and given to 0-4 year olds in bedtime stories project. Please … Read More

Fall 2017 – Jacob’s Farm

lindaHealthcare, Jacob's Farm, Leadership Training, Needs, Team News

 The men are receiving EXCELLENT mentoring, teaching and spiritual counseling daily on the farm. Full Report ·        The order of operations on the farm is the best that I have seen it in all the years I have visited. Scott, Dan and Ismael work together as an excellent team. The staff has created a “what’s app” group chat so that … Read More

2017 – feeding-the-handiworks!

lindaChurches, Economic Development, Education, Healthcare, Needs, Team News

We have literally seen the handiwork of the Lord – so we are feeding the ‘fireworks’ of our friends and their communities that we have seen this summer. It is contagious, so let’s keep up the strong support. The Annual Principals Academy provides principals the opportunity to present an insight, or area of growing awareness. Our team was able observe … Read More

Jacobs Farm – labor, love, and people – like us

lindaTeam News

Dear Friends of Jacobs Farm, It’s appropriate to start with a very sincere thank you… for your prayers, donations, support, gifts, and general goodwill. Daily, it helps literally save lives. Substance abuse, to the extent that it drives men to seek this kind of help, is a very serious matter. They’ve hit rock bottom. They’ve usually lost almost everything including … Read More

Graduates! God’s Glory – Significance in Belize!

lindaChurches, Journey To Freedom, Leadership Training, Uncategorized

Meet Beverly: US champion for Belize, from Fairview, TN; experienced with short term trips and collaborating with YMCA of Middle Tennessee’s Restore and Journey to Freedom training to bridge education and strengthen faith initiatives.  “Thank you for your prayers!”  In January our Restore Journey mission team completed another important milestone trip! We can now report over 1,000 graduates have completed the Journey to Freedom program … Read More

Launching a commitment for the future

lindaChurches, Journey To Freedom, Leadership Training

Belizean and US team members:  Individuals from both countries stay in touch regularly. Goals and insuring projects strengthen accountability in their walks of faith.  “2017 has spurred on learning in local schools, churches” Raising up leadership is contagious. From the smallest students, to inmates – gradual, steady steps encourage confidence. The Patchakan Presbyterian Church is making a commitment to launch their first group Journey to Freedom Group! … Read More

If you’re anything like me…

lindaChurches, Economic Development, Healthcare, Team News, Uncategorized

Meet Joni: US team visitor on her first trip to Belize! She is on a year sabbatical, exploring the ways that places and people fit together. Joni saw the projects flourishing with many interconnections – friends ‘getting it done’ in their faith walk. “…what would I do?” If you’re anything like me, when you hear someone mention a missions trip, you think, … Read More

A New Year in Belize!

lindaChurches, San Antonio Outreach

Meet Charles and Nancy: US short term missionaries from Tennessee have been working the past two years seeding Project 61 in San Antonio. They love to keep the focus on the children, like Annalisa and Josie (sisters pictured above) playing on the newly-cut soccer field in San Antonio Village. Wonderfully clear – Corozal, Belize, and Project 61! The weather is beautiful! … Read More

Yes, Literacy…..WHY, HOW – Part III

lindaBedtime Stories Ministry, Churches, Economic Development, Needs, Team News

Going into a New Year, we are hoping to increase our efforts. Did you know that children are one third of our global population and 100% of our future?1  This is reason enough! Belize, like most developing nations, has very few age-appropriate books. Yes, the official language of Belize is English, and school curriculums are taught in English. But, the population speaks a variety of languages. … Read More