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 that supports the central subject, the men, women, and children of the villages of Santa Teresa and Colombia. Their joy, their strength, their hospitality and gratitude are the memories that I'll cherish most. No doubt we have had a long term impact by providing the training and instruments that will be the foundation for ongoing development of their local ministries. Yet there is no question in my mind that I have received as much or more than I have given. I will forever be blessed by their kinds eyes and bright smiles.