So today we started off with some bomb pancakes from Mrs. Lewis. In our devotion we studied Joseph's mother Rachel about being content with what we have. After that we prepared for field day at the nearby school, while David prepared a lesson for the kids because he left his lesson plans in the States...way to go David.
Field day started off with splitting the kids into two teams, Team Tiger and Team Cheetah. The first game we played was some simple relay races to get the kids warmed up. We then moved on to play 3 ball, which the kids did not really care for that much. We then rebounded to some big ball games, which the kids loved. After that we started on the kid's favorite part of their day, water games. We had water balloon toss, water balloon fights, and fill-the-bottle relay races. We probably played water games for 2/3 of the game time, because the kids loved it so much. After all the games, we settled down to sing some songs led by Trey. We all learned a new song called "One Two Tree, Jesus Loves Me." We all found it interesting how they say "tree" instead of "three." We then listen to David give a little lesson about not being afraid. Finally, the kids had hot dogs for lunch and wore Charlton, Reverend Andrew, and David out playing tag just before we had left.
For lunch we had a typical Belizean meal, rice and beans. They put extremely hot habanero peppers on the food, which Charlton had a surprisingly high tolerance for and Andrew James had a much lower tolerance for than he had expected. We then had a couple hours of free time to rest and clean up to get ready to go on visitation to the nearby village of Indianville. The church had never been on visitation to this village before so this was a new experience for all of us.
Once we got back to the house a friend of Pasta Troy brought us some fresh coconuts. After that we went out to Hopeville to invite the kids to the biggest event of the week, Race Day. After getting rained on and barked at we came back to the house and had one the best dinners of our lives. We then went to the church to make final preparations for Race day. We practiced our extremely cheesy skits and practiced our origami skills...Alex can't fold paper...poor guy. On the way home the one and only Mike Rowell bought us all ice cream from the local ice cream place.
Overall today was a very fun and productive day ministering here in Belize.
- Elijah Thomas and David Clingaman