Rain and Shine! God's Design!
Our morning began with a major downpouring of rain. To some, that may seem bad, but this area of Belize has not seen any substantial rainfall since October of last year! This was a great blessing to the Belizians and the added benefit of giving us "gringos" some refreshing coolness to the air. This began a wonderful day! After breakfast we decided to use the wet, rainy time to do some much needed clean-up and prep for the 2 big, upcoming events (TNT and Race Day). Then lunch at the snack shack (the biggest and best tasting burritos you will ever see and eat) and an afternoon of shopping at downtown PG (Porto Gardo). Back to base for some frenzied last minute prep and practice for TNT. Fliers printed we canvased the entire village of Hopeville, drumming up extra racers for tomorrow.
We met at the park, just down the street from the church to hold our Teen (called Youth in Belize) Event. Our nine teens were joined by 16 others for an exciting time of games and preaching. Our teens sang "Bow the Knee" and Pastor Andrew gave a gospel presentation, using the Bay of Honduras and Guatemala as the example of the "great gulf" fixed between us and God because of our sin. Then we played games and had such a great time watching these Belizian youth play with the "big ball" and dodgeball. They are rambunctious, tough and competitive (much like our own teens) and it was a joy to watch the 2 groups meld into one common family. The Big Ball had the cover torn off and the innern bladder punctured, but it never quit, and neither did they. We were thrilled to see our youth group embrace and befriend their counterparts here.
In the End, the gospel went out to many, seed was sown and our Savior was glorified.