Today we have two stories for the price of one! Supported through our sister organisation, MSC Canada, Sean and Vera live and serve the Lord in Belize. Located on the Caribbean coast, it is the smallest and only English-speaking nation of Central America.
Through Bible teaching, teams, mentorship, literature and camps, they are working towards equipping saints of Belize to be strong members of Christ’s body in the region. Through teams, a church plant and a local youth ministry ‘Overflow’, Sean and Vera’s favourite work is among inner-city youth. Here are two examples of how God is reaching the people of Belize.
This is Carmelito. He was a camper at one of the sports programmes. He has grown in the Lord so much in the last couple of years. A young man now, he is studying God’s Word and is now taking an active role in his local church, leading singing and working with youth. He is always sharing his joy in the Lord.
Keesha is a mother of ten children. She and her family live on the edge of town and the edge of existence. Contact was made with them because the children were begging on the street and in danger of the sex trade. Through Vera’s kids’ club in their shantytown, and loads of love, the mum was saved. Pray that her husband gets saved! The kids were sponsored for camp and some were saved. Now they all have school uniforms and love coming to Sunday school. Sometimes the oldest boy attends our Saturday Boyz club for Bible and basketball.
- for Belize, which has such a young population, and where many live in poverty and without hope
- for people affected by violent crime and drug trafficking, as Belize is associated with drug cartels
- that the Lord would continue to save and raise up the next generation of leaders needed to build up the church and reach more of the lost.