Sunday, March 7, 2010
Unfortunately this will be our last Belizean Blog post. On Friday we had a relaxing evening in Belize City. Then yesterday we took the 9am Ferry out to Caye Caulker. We could not have asked for better weather for the day. It looked bleak when we first arrived; rain started to fall as we slipped into our snorkeling gear. Luckily by the time we arrived on our first dive spot, the sun was shining and the weather was scorching. We had three dive spots on our 3 hour trip out onto the reef. The first was kind of an 'orientation dive'. We stuck as a group, and our guide gave tips on ways to snorkel and pointed out types of fish, as a way to teach everyone who was new to snorkeling. Our second stop was really exciting. We went to 'Ray Alley'; We swum with literally 40+ Sting rays ranging in a wingspan of 2 to 5 feet. For those of us who were brave enough, we even got a chance to swim close enough to pet them. Our third stop was more along the lines of the first stop. Its reported there that George may have spotted a Nurse shark on that stop. By the we arrived back on Caye Caulker the sun was burning us to a crisp. We had a delicious lunch in a little local restaurant on the beach, then split into groups to spend our afternoon shopping in the islands little shops. By the end of it, most of us couldn't move we were so cooked, but personally I don't mind. It was all worth it to get to spend the day on that beautiful island. By the evening we were pretty much burnt out, but before we went to bed had a lovely dinner in Old Belize.
This morning we woke up early to make it to the 7am service at the Cathedral in Belize City. For the first service we preformed the show for the Sunday school, and I even got the chance to read the second lesson. For the second service at 930 we preformed the show again for the entire church. We just returned from the 2 services, and are about to have lunch, one more devotional, and then pack. We get picked up to go the the airport at 230, and are suppose to fly out 4 ish. We should arrive in Texas by the early evening. Might even get a chance to do some sight seeing on our night over there!
So until Texas..this is truly goodbye from Belize. It has been an amazing mission for all of us, and im sure one that will be close to our hearts for the years to come. I'd like to thank the team back home, for keeping us in their prayers, and for the entire congregation, both at the Cathedral and abroad, for keeping us in your thoughts.
See y'all in Texas.
(we're practicing our accents already)
Posted by Cindy Pope at 9:17 AM