Ladyville, Belize, Central America : July 2007
From July 15-22, 2007 our Erin ’s Gift Team went to
Ladyville , Belize to build a new church in this extremely poor area of
Central America . Mixing, carrying and pouring cement by hand to form
walls and support for the roof of the church required patience, strength
and endurance in the blistering heat. This team really pulled together
so unselfishly and completed the job they set out to do by the end of
Others taught Vacation Bible School and ran recreational activities at
the local “Community Center”. We also had the opportunity to visit
the orphanage in Belize
City on 2 separate days. The children of Ladyville were so excited to
have all of our teens paying so much attention to them. As the week went
on the number of local kids attending V.B.S. reached 60. One of the
children, Kevin, had a serious eye infection which was detected by one
of our team members. She was able to get him medical attention which the
specialist said saved him from going blind.
What a great job everyone did, but best of all was what we all brought
home with us. We became a family on this trip, putting aside our normal
lives to love people we had never met and serve them the best we could
for one week. What an awesome experience!
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