BELIZE–Jay’s Wrap up

As our time in Belize wrapped up a number of people asked me what impacted me most, what stuck with me after all we had done and experienced. Each time I had the same instantaneous visual fill my mind. It was a beautiful internal collage of the people. Everything else fades into a hazy background…

BELIZE 2017–Travis–Sunday-The Differences of the Body

The Church, your church, is made up of a group of different and unique individuals.  Each with their own gifts and abilities. Each with their own part to play in the makeup of the body of Christ.  But let’s not forget that the body of Christ is not just made of your local congregation.  It…

BELIZE 2017–Jay–the WHY

We enjoyed an awesome time of teaching with the guys today. We were considering the role of scripture in our worship services. We dove pretty deep, but they were totally tracking with me. We first took a look in the Gospel of John and saw that the person of Jesus is equated with the Word…

BELIZE 2017–Jay-Eager Hearts, Eager Hands

At about 8:16 this morning we took a left turn off the pavement onto what could only be described as  an off the beaten path gravel and mud backwoods country road. We had gone about 9 miles West of the seaside town of Punta Gorda to reach this turn and it took us about 10…

BELIZE 2017–Joal-Rhythm

Down Down Up, Down Down Up….the rhythm is gonna getchya. Saturday in Santa Theresa village was a LOT dryer than Friday’s rain soaked journey and experience. We got going a bit earlier, said a quick howdy with Charlie Joe to our innkeeper Duwane, snagged a killer breakfast of coffee, eggs and fry jacks (a fried…

BELIZE 2017–Joal Day I, IV, V

I, IV, V–for the non-musical readers among us, those would be the named numerical identities of the 3 main chords used in a Western Music Major key: the 1 chord (the key you’re playing in/ the dominant tonal center) and the 4th and 5th chord of the scale progression. Honestly it’s not deep theory, it’s…

BELIZE 2017–Travis-Day 1 in Santa Teresa village-Ripple Effect

Ripple effect– The opportunity that was presented to us today, was an opportunity to teach. It was an opportunity to plant seeds. An opportunity to spread the word. To give God.  It’s possible that we could have started ripples today that could grow into future waves that wash over entire villages and regions.  Because the Lord…