4 am. 32 of us arrived at The Quest Church in Martinez, GA. 12 hours later, at 4 pm, the same 32 arrived at Camalote Camp in Belmopan, Belize. Our sister church in Belize, The Evangelical Quest Church (EQC), is hosting us for the week as we are the hands and feet of Jesus in this beautiful country and among these amazing people.
Today has been an a long day of travel, but concluded with a beautiful time of worship and communion with our sister church here.
Here are a few pictures and descriptions of our day....
This is a picture of our team right after arriving in Belize. German Gallardo, pastor of The Evangelical Quest Church picked us up in a used 60 passenger bus his church recently acquired. From there we grabbed lunch locally, and then headed on to Belmopan and our lodging at Camalote Camp.
After arriving at camp, we settled in and then had a quick dinner - locally prepared tamales and nachos! Then is was on to our first worship time together with our new friends from The Evangelical Quest Church. The above picture is from some of the worship time together. John leading on guitar, and German Gallardo singing.
Here are a few more pics from worship tonight ....
John preaching with German Gallardo interpreting into Spanish.
John and German serving communion together to The Quest Church and The Evangelical Quest Church of Belize.
Youth from The Evangelical Quest Church leading a song.
Jessica Bolyard closing tonight's worship service in prayer.
Hanging with the kids following the worship service.
Another pic of some of our team hanging with the kids.
Tomorrow we will gather in the morning for worship with our sister church again, then lunch, then we head to the river to baptize 6 or 7 young boys who recently decided to follow Jesus. I will assist German in baptizing these boys. Our teams will begin their work in various ministry areas as well ---- medical, construction, women's and children's ministries, etc.
God is moving. We're already experiencing it. Pray for our week as we step out and serve God this week!