Good evening everyone! It is currently 11:00 P.M. in Belize (1:00 A.M. eastern time) and we are just wrapping things up for the evening. We had another interesting start to the day when the cooks began knocking on doors in search of the keys to the kitchen. Once the door was unlocked, the cooks got straight to work and prepared breakfast for everyone. While the food was being prepared, our campers were completing their daily devotional in their groups. We then enjoyed a good meal together before heading into the chapel to listen to Laura’s testimony and sing a song or two.
Following the mini worship experience, it was off to the sports field for most where they played different games, one of which was Ga-Ga Ball. Several of the boys and the majority of the girls decided to take the opportunity to play board games, cards and Twister. These games proved to be a big hit last year and they were also enjoyed by most this year. Next we had lunch before heading back to the chapel to watch the movie “When the Game Stands Tall”. If you have not seen this movie, you should check it out for yourself. The remainder of the youth devotions relate to this movie.
After the movie was over, it was back to the sports field for soccer, volleyball, basketball and dodgeball. We all played hard for a couple of hours and then it was time to get ready for dinner. Our young men served the young ladies again at dinnertime before they had the opportunity to eat. After dinner, we had an evening worship service. To start off the evening worship, Lil’ Mike and a few other counselors (Sarah, Brandon and Laura) led off with a skit that brought lots of laughs. Mike’s energy and strong outgoing personality made the skit what it was. We will try to upload a video to the Facebook page later.
Shelley and Melvin then led us in several songs before Matt addressed the group. He asked the group to think about what would happen when they died and talked about the difference in heaven and hell and why we need to accept Christ as our personal savior. He continued on to speak a little bit about Job and why it is important to remain faithful even through our struggles. At the conclusion of the evening worship experience, the boys headed out to discuss an evening devotion as did the girls. Then the boys headed off to their dorm rooms and the girls stayed up to paint fingernails and toenails.
Our male counselors were nice enough let several of the young girls paint fingernails and toenails. The girls ended their evening with a dance competition where the winner received a crown of sorts. It sounded as though they had lots of fun.
Tomorrow is the last full day of camp. We will be running several relays, playing sports, throwing water balloons and having an overall good time. I have included some photos below. We will post more tomorrow evening, but we are all exhausted.
your Belize Mission Team