Hey Everyone, we are wrapping up our first work day; actually our second day here in Belize. It has rained most of the day but we have been inside the Hearts of Christ mission house all day unpacking, sorting, counting, labeling and repacking all the items that came down on the international shipment from Morristown. We have completed our first task of organizing all the backpacks, paper, pencils, math sets, calculators… for the school sponsorship program for the next school year. School supplies are shipped down in advance each year for the upcoming school year. We have also packed plastic boxes to be given to children that may come by the mission house with other children that have received a Christmas package from their sponsor. Alicia and her volunteers already had all the Christmas packages unboxed and sorted by school. We have given new shoes to our neighboring children; they loved them. Tomorrow beginning at 9am the children will begin to come to get their Christmas packages from their sponsors. We will be sharing the Christmas story with these children; over 400 of them! It has been a great day! Our flight into Belize was wonderful and everyone is in good health; so many thanks to everyone that is praying for us.
Carla Jennings and Jill Whitaker