...well to assure those who were left hanging from our last post, everyone survived (no one was attacked)! We actually have no clue what was making the noise. Some thought it was a wild pig, some thought a bird, others a big cat. No one will ever know.
Our last day was a travel day. We left the Lewis' estate at 3:30am to head to the Mayan ruins. After a 3.5 hour drive and waiting for the ruins to open, we climbed to the top. While at the top, our group was able to praise our great God by singing "How Great Thou Art." What a beautiful site over-looking Belize and Guatemala.
The time had come to say goodbye to Belize and Pasta Troy. After a group hug-sandwich with Pasta Troy, we headed to our gate. Alex was the lucky contestant to be searched and patted down-he was so thrilled. Two plan rides and one layover later, we arrived back home in Indiana late Friday night.
How do you sum up ten days in one final post? I do not think it is possible, but I will try. Before we left for our trip Pasta Troy challenged us to ask God to do something big in our lives. Pasta Troy knew we would all be burdened with the needs in Belize and that we would leave grateful for what we have. But he wanted us to let God do more that just that. The second challenge Pasta Troy gave us was to leave an impression of God wherever we go. God truly did an amazing work in my life on this trip. I was challenged to spend more time with God and not miss all the blessings He sends my way. I cannot speak specifically for all of the team members, but this I know, God changed us all. Belize and what God is doing in Belize changed us. From seeing a teenager give his life to Christ, to seeing children pumped at race day, to blistering hands from hard concrete labor, we saw God do amazing things.
Thank you to Pasta Troy, Suzannah, Zach, and Abby for letting us be a small part of their ministry for Christ. God is using them to make an eternal difference in Belize.
For those who have followed our journey, we hope you enjoyed our unique perspectives! If you do not know Jesus as your Savior, will you put your faith in trust in Him to save you (Romans 10:9-12)? If you do know Jesus, will you leave an impression of Him wherever you go?
May God bless you all!