Monday, Jan. 23
We arrived at the airport in Belize City, captured our luggage and smiled our way through customs. Our tour coordinator /driver, James, met us outside the gate. We loaded the long bed pick up truck that was driven by Alphonso, an employee at Hand in Hand Ministry. Sister Chris was also there to greet us. She beamed as she hugged her mother and brother.
The Starfish House had plenty of rooms and beds and we spread out like molasses.
Later in the afternoon, we had a orientation on the veranda as Michelle, our cook, prepared a delicious beef and rice meal.
We visited the SCN center to meet the other sisters. They were so happy and supportive of our mission. As usual, Sr. Paschal touched everyone’s hearts with her beaming goodness and love.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Up early for morning prayer and a delicious breakfast. After driving around Belize City viewing old and new buildings we arrived at the building site.
Mark White, the new home owner, greeted everyone with a warm smile. He had waited for three years to have his home built. You could feel and see the excitement in his eyes.
Our working group was composed of Hibbs family and friends, Kunze family, Sr. Luke, Mark, Beto (the main construction supervisor) along with five local volunteers. The goal of the day was to pour piers to support the floor of the house and to construct the floor. All was accomplished!